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Madeleine R. Nakada

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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.

Chem 17

Organic Chemistry Problem Sets No Longer Graded

This fall, students in Chemistry 17: “Principles of Organic Chemistry” will have one less worry as they take on the notoriously difficult course: For the first time in three years, its problem sets will not be graded.

Inman Square Bicyclist
Cambridge City Council

After Fatal Crashes, Cantabrigians Debate Bike Lanes

With many cyclists come congested streets and, some residents say, an unsafe and accident-prone environment.

HBS New Venture Competition
Harvard Business School

Startups Pitch Ideas At Business School Venture Competition

Top prize winners were a device that places calls to users hoping to escape an awkward date, an app that connects package deliverers, and a chatbot to connect employers with employees.


Dozens From Harvard Ride ‘Midnight Marathon’ Bike Route

Before tens of thousands of marathoners descend on the streets of Boston Monday, a smaller cohort set out at midnight to trace their entire route—albeit on two wheels.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Lecturer Presents Findings on Bureaucracies

Kennedy School Lecturer Jorrit J. de Jong discussed possible solutions to bureaucratic inefficiencies and his new book "Dealing with Dysfunction."