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Exempt from Harvard’s Sanctions, Four Former Sororities Hold Joint Recruitment

Bid Day 2018

Touting their exemption from the College’s sanctions against single-gender social organizations, four former sororities have partnered to sponsor a joint recruitment process for new members during the spring semester.

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Shutdown Poses Research Challenges For Some Harvard Faculty

Funding lapses and restricted access to collaborators and resources — consequences of the longest government shutdown in United States history — have left some Harvard faculty members’ research projects mired in uncertainty, though most remain insulated from the shutdown’s effects for now.

Former Patrons Pained by Harvard Square Au Bon Pain Closing

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain

Amid a sea of closings, Harvard Square bid adieu to its nearest Au Bon Pain last week. The restaurant announced its departure in a Jan. 4 email, joining Crema Cafe, Chipotle, Tealuxe, Urban Outfitters, and Sweet Bakery in departing from long-held locations in the Square since the start of December.

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery Close Ahead of Building Renovations

Year in Review - Diversity: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery in Harvard Square closed their doors earlier this month ahead of planned renovations to the Brattle Street building that housed them.

Corp. Voted on Social Media, Corporate Tax Policy Shareholder Proposals in 2018

William F. Lee

Harvard voted on shareholder proposals concerning digital media content and corporate tax policy for the first time in 2018, among a series of other issues that have previously arisen, according to the University’s annual shareholder responsibility report published Tuesday.

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

Soldiers Field Road

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.

Nada Amin To Join Harvard Computer Science Faculty

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Nada Amin will join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty this fall as an associate, the school announced Tuesday.

Shutdown Poses Research Challenges For Some Harvard Faculty

Funding lapses and restricted access to collaborators and resources — consequences of the longest government shutdown in United States history — have left some Harvard faculty members’ research projects mired in uncertainty, though most remain insulated from the shutdown’s effects for now.

Corp. Voted on Social Media, Corporate Tax Policy Shareholder Proposals in 2018

William F. Lee

Harvard voted on shareholder proposals concerning digital media content and corporate tax policy for the first time in 2018, among a series of other issues that have previously arisen, according to the University’s annual shareholder responsibility report published Tuesday.

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

Soldiers Field Road

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.

Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break

African and African-American Studies Professor Cornel R. West ’74  will return to teaching African and African American Studies 10: “Introduction to African American Studies” this semester after 18 years away from the course.

In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday.

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Editorials

Harvard Should Compensate Its Overworked Workers

It is only fair that Harvard remunerate employees for the extra hours they worked.

Columns

In But Not Of

DuBois gives us a model for resisting Harvard’s moral failings without begging to be included in them.

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The Fire That Changed The Way We Think About Grief

Hundreds lost loved ones to Boston's 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire, the deadliest nightclub conflagration in U.S. history. The blaze and its aftermath — and a Harvard professor's study of the bereaved — would reshape the way America and the world understood grief.

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ARTS

Dancers Unlearning Decolonizing

Gay, Muslim

We’re all socialized to believe something is the norm, and even if we are attracted to a specific trait because we’ve grown up being told that’s how it’s supposed to be, or seen everyone else acting that way, we can definitely learn to question that norm. Try to unlearn it. To expand our idea of attractiveness by trying to recognize where the damaging ideas of attractiveness come from.

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'Bird Box' is the 'Quiet Place' Knock-Off You Can't Unsee

Being a genre movie is a forgivable transgression if done well. Yet it’s quickly clear that "Bird Box" can’t even sketch the contours of its own worldbuilding.

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In ‘Bandersnatch,’ Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Meets ‘Black Mirror’ Fatalism

“Bandersnatch” lacks the usual paranoia-driven plotline because it’s already fractured by its very structure.

SPORTS

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Topples No. 6 Quinnipiac

Senior goaltender Michael Lackey was the difference-maker for the Crimson in its 2-1 victory over the Bobcats.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey's Jack Drury Earns Silver at World Junior Championship

Drury and the Americans placed second after bowing out to Finland in the renowned international tournament’s finale on Saturday night.

Men's Ice Hockey

Early-Period Goals Cost Men's Hockey Against Princeton

The Tigers overcame the Crimson to the tune of 4-2, nabbing the season series against Harvard with their first win against the Ivy League rival since 2013.

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