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Garage's Starbucks Closing
Harvard Square

A Grande Loss for the Garage: Another Harvard Square Starbucks to Close

The Starbucks located at the Garage in Harvard Square is set to close this Friday at 9:30 p.m. after more than 20 years in business.

Adams House Renewal
House Life

After Vandalism, Adams House Convenes Committee to Review Bathroom Signage

In an email Friday, Adams House administrators announced a new committee to review restroom signage following the vandalism of a gender-neutral bathroom.​​​​​​​

Massachusetts Hall, Fall 2017
Central Administration

Former Employee Sues Harvard For Racial Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate Her Disability, and Retaliation

Former employee Melissa Defay filed a lawsuit against Harvard Wednesday alleging the University racially discriminated against her, failed to accommodate her disability, and retaliated against her when she raised these concerns.

Harvard Square

Pressley Leads Protest Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

United States Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) joined protesters in Harvard Square in condemning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall and other immigration policies during a President’s Day rally Monday afternoon.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Prof. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz Joins Weinstein Defense Team in Class Action Suit

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz has joined Harvey Weinstein's legal defense team to consult on constitutional issues in a class action lawsuit against Weinstein, according to a Feb. 15 court filing.

Bill de Blasio IOP Talk

De Blasio Criticizes Amazon for Cancelling Headquarters Plans at IOP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon for walking away from a planned second headquarters in Long Island City at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday evening, hours after the withdrawal was made public.


Graduate Student Union Organizers-Turned-Negotiators Learn to Bargain

When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.

Jill Abramson

Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

Dean Dench

Harvard Increases Graduate Student Stipend By Three Percent

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Emma Dench announced that Ph.D. students on financial support will see their stipends increase by 3 percent during the 2019-20 academic year in an email to GSAS affiliates Wednesday.

Claudine Gay

Harvard Administrators Respond to Call for Ethnic Studies Program, Recruit Three Professors

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said Monday she is working to recruit three professors who study ethnicity, after the loss of two tenure-track professors specializing in Asian-American studies angered ethnic studies advocates.

Winthrop House Commencement

House Tutors Hold ‘Listening Sessions’ in Response to Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein

Since the news of Sullivan’s decision to represent Weinstein first broke, Lowell, Currier, Eliot, Dunster, Mather, and Leverett tutors have held listening sessions for students to air their concerns about Sullivan.

Postcard of Harvard Square

The Neighborhood Where Nothing Ever Changes

Should Bill Bartley have to leave the neighborhood, he will take a piece of its history with him. Yet his departure would be but one of many, part of a long, gradual erosion of the landmarks that have distinguished Harvard Square for many years. And as the face of the Square changes, small business owners have no choice but to confront a version of the neighborhood’s future that may no longer save space for them.

TPS Rally
Central Administration

Harvard Workers and Students March for TPS in Washington, D.C.

Harvard students and employees joined thousands of marchers from across the country in Washington D.C. Tuesday to rally for the preservation of Temporary Protected Status, a program that provides some immigrants with temporary refuge in the United States if their home countries are affected by armed conflict or natural disaster.

The Schools of Data Match Graphic
On Campus

Datamatch Sends Love to Fourteen Schools

Datamatch, a free matchmaking service run by the Harvard Computer Society, is now available to students at 14 schools. Program organizers expanded Datamatch's reach from last year, when the service was available at four colleges and universities.

Harvard Business School
Central Administration

Transgender Applicant Alleges in Suit Harvard Discriminated and Retaliated Against Her in Admissions Decision

The complainant alleges that, in October 2017, a male admissions officer from the Business School forcibly kissed her at a BGLTQ open house and that the University unlawfully discriminated against her in the admissions process.