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Madeleine R. Nakada

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Fundraiser for Ben Abercrombie

Injured Football Freshman Abercrombie Returns Home

On Monday, friends and family gathered with balloons to welcome Abercrombie home.


Harvard to Construct Covered Hitting, Pitching Pavilion

The Allston-based facility, to be completed by mid-March, will have five retractable batting cages and will be covered, allowing the teams to practice in inclement weather.

Fundraiser for Ben Abercrombie

Harvard Affiliates Raise $27,000 for Injured Football Freshman

Over 2,000 Harvard affiliates stopped by El Jefe’s Taqueria Tuesday to participate in a fundraiser for a freshman football player who remains paralyzed after suffering a serious injury.

Gund Hall
Graduate School of Design

Boston Developer Donates $15 Million to Renovate Gund Hall

Boston developer Ronald M. Druker has donated $15 million to the Harvard Graduate School of Design to renovate and expand Gund Hall, its 45 year-old Quincy St. home.

Smith Center Construction
Smith Campus Center

Harvard Proposes Extended Hours for Smith Center Construction

If approved, construction will continue from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Holden Green

Harvard Expands Graduate Housing Amid High Demand

Harvard says it has continued to expand graduate student housing amid pressure to increase capacity due to high Cambridge housing prices.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall

Sanctions Vote A Sigh of Relief for Administrators

For now at least, what some consider Khurana’s signature initiative as Dean of the College is safe.

Grays Construction
Student Groups

BGLTQ Office Renovations Scheduled to Complete in November

​Come November, the fences behind Grays Hall will be taken down to reveal two newly renovated spaces for College diversity offices.

Holden Green

Holden Green Residents Prepare Complaint About Living Conditions

Residents of the complex, many of them graduate students and professors, describe seemingly endless piles of dust, deafening jackhammering, and occasional water leakage.

Drew Faust

Faust Joins ‘Dream Coalition’ to Protect Undocumented Students

Besides Faust, the coalition boasts a distinguished list of founding members—including Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New IT Building

University IT Upgrades to New Office

The larger space "will allow HUIT to host events such as hackathons, guest lectures, and other IT-related programming,” according to a HUIT spokesperson.

Smith Campus Center Construction

Smith Construction Poses Parking Challenges in Square

The fierce battle for parking spaces, a regular part of Cantabrigians’ daily routine, has intensified as Smith Campus Center construction has ramped up.

Smith Center
Harvard Square

Smith Campus Center to Feature Top Floor Bar

​Set to open in September 2018, the renovated Smith Campus Center will feature a bar for Harvard affiliates on the building’s top floor, along with several new common spaces.

Smith Campus Center Construction
Harvard Square

Smith Center Construction Takes a Toll on Local Businesses

The constant din of Smith Center construction has posed challenges to neighboring businesses—even prompting a recently-closed locale to sue Harvard.

House Life

With House Renewal, Students Move In and Cockroaches Move Out

According to Zachary M. Gingo ’98, Senior Director of Operations for the Building Operations group, cockroach sightings around the River Houses have been declining as Harvard has renovated older buildings.