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Harvard-Affiliated Hedge Fund to Shut Down

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The fund announced its decision to “terminate the business of the funds and wind up its affairs” in an April letter to investors, but did not specify the precise reason the fund is closing, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.

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Independent Review of Police Officers’ 2018 Arrest of Harvard Student Finds No Use of Excessive Force

“I carefully considered all of the evidence and circumstances and conclude that the officers of the Cambridge Police Department acted appropriately and I found no evidence that they used excessive force,” wrote former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Roderick L. Ireland, who led the review.

HMSC Head Jane Pickering Appointed New Peabody Director

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Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay has appointed Jane Pickering as the new director of the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Gay announced in an email to museum affiliates Tuesday.

Cambridge City Council Adopts 2020 Budget After Heated Debate Over School Funding

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The Cambridge City Council voted at its meeting Monday to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2020 that represents the largest spending increase in city history.

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

Goodbye Curious George

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

Baseball Wins Ivy Championship, Advances to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005

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For the first time since the 2005 season, Harvard baseball won the Ivy League Playoff Series, defeating Columbia by an 8-6 score in a pulse-racing 11-inning affair and advancing to the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

Harvard President Bacow Receives Honorary Degree at Yale Commencement

Lawrence S. Bacow

Just over a week before Harvard’s own Commencement exercises take place in the Yard, Yale University granted Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow an honorary Doctor of Social Science degree Monday.

Independent Review of Police Officers’ 2018 Arrest of Harvard Student Finds No Use of Excessive Force

“I carefully considered all of the evidence and circumstances and conclude that the officers of the Cambridge Police Department acted appropriately and I found no evidence that they used excessive force,” wrote former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Roderick L. Ireland, who led the review.

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

Goodbye Curious George

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

Baseball Wins Ivy Championship, Advances to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005

Pile Up

For the first time since the 2005 season, Harvard baseball won the Ivy League Playoff Series, defeating Columbia by an 8-6 score in a pulse-racing 11-inning affair and advancing to the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

‘With Us or Against Us’: Current, Former Winthrop Affiliates Say Faculty Deans Created a Toxic Environment Stretching Back Years

Since 2016, more than a dozen Winthrop tutors, students, and staff have brought concerns about Sullivan and Robinson to College administrators in meetings, emails, and reports. Many of them said they believe administrators failed to protect them.

Fox Club to Remain All-Male as Graduate Members Once Again Reject Co-Ed Proposal

The measure failed after 52.9 percent of voters — less than the two-thirds necessary to change the club’s membership policies, per the club’s governing documents — assented.

OPINION

Ruben E. Reyes Jr. '19
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Exploring The Crimson’s Stigma Among Communities of Color

If we call those ghosts for what they are, if we sit with them, and then work to make their presence less salient — we can move towards making The Crimson an organization where anyone, regardless of their background, can thrive.

Editorials

High Time for Marijuana Research

Harvard has hit the green with this donation — as marijuana use becomes more widespread, research in this under-studied field becomes increasingly important.

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Enrolling in Sugar Baby University

The landing page of the Sugar Baby University website greets me with a “student debt clock,” a live update of the combined total that American students owe.

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ARTS

"A Hidden Life" Still.

From Cannes: ‘A Hidden Life’ Poses Weighty Questions But Drags On

There’s a time and place for romanticizing philosophy, but director Terrence Malick’s most recent film is not it.

"Frankie" still.

From Cannes: ‘Frankie’ A More Sweet Than Bitter Account of Passing

What do you do when death is knocking at the door? Director Ira Sachs answers this cliché question through the eyes of Frankie (Isabelle Huppert), a 60-something famous actress with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" Still

From Cannes: Céline Sciamma Paints a Captivating Romance in ‘Portrait de la jeune fille en feu’ (‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’)

Sciamma treads the fine line between subversion and historical accuracy marvelously and with a keen eye for detail, and has produced her best work yet that will surely be among this year’s prize winners.

SPORTS

Features

Baseball Wins First Regular Season Ivy League Championship Since 2005

A 7-2 victory over Brown in Providence on Monday guaranteed Harvard its first regular season Ivy League championship since 2005, and the right to host Columbia in the Championship Series on May 18 and 19.

Sports Front Feature

Fans Brave Rain to See Chelsea Players at Harvard

The London-based club, one of the world’s most popular teams, spent two days training on Harvard’s campus in preparation for a friendly match on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. The match will see them take on the New England Revolution, in Chelsea’s first friendly of the summer.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey's Adam Fox Signs with New York Rangers

After three illustrious seasons at Harvard, the blue-liner will forego his senior campaign, for which he was elected a tri-captain, and embark on his NHL career.

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