Quincy House
House Life

Leaves Outside Quincy House Catch Fire

Leaves on a ventilation grate outside of Quincy House’s New Residence Hall caught fire Monday afternoon, sending plumes of smoke into the air and triggering a multi-engine response from the Cambridge Fire Department.

Houghton Library Construction Sign

FAS Report Finds Harvard Police Did Not Have 'Malicious Intent’ During Interaction with Students of Color

An FAS report found there was no evidence of “malicious intent” during an Oct. 24 interaction between Harvard police and students of color attempting to install a class art exhibition in the Yard.

Harvard Police

HUPD Annual Security Report Notes Drop in Campus Crime

The total number of on-campus crimes numbered 163, down from 194 in 2017. The report indicated there were 43 reported on-campus burglaries in 2018, down from 48 burglaries in 2017.

Harvard Police
Central Administration

Harvard Police Department Suspends Officer Who Was Called Homophobic Slur

The Harvard University Police Department suspended an officer Wednesday for one week without pay after an investigation found he physically assaulted another officer who called him a homophobic slur, according to representatives from the Harvard University Police Association union.

Harvard Police

Harvard Police

A Harvard University Police Department investigation found that one officer called another officer a homophobic slur.

University Hall

Harvard Police Investigate ‘Hateful’ Attack Against Faculty Member

The note insulted the unnamed FAS faculty member’s “ethnicity and immigrant status, challenged her right to be at Harvard, and wished her ill,” according to an email signed jointly by FAS Dean Claudine Gay and University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

City Politics

Harvard Police Assist in Responding to Anti-ICE Protesters at Amazon Office

Harvard University Police Department assisted Cambridge police officers as they arrested 12 protesters on trespassing charges at Amazon’s Kendall Square office Thursday evening.

Police at Garage

Police Apprehend Suspected Armed Man in Harvard Square

Police took a suspected armed man in Harvard Square into custody Tuesday afternoon, approximately 30 minutes after Harvard affiliates received an alert that there was a “potentially armed” affiliates near JFK and Eliot Streets.

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Police Investigating Racist, Anti-Semitic Email Sent to Students, Bacow

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating an email containing a litany of racist and antisemitic statements that was sent to University President Lawrence S. Bacow and multiple College students Monday.


FBI Involved in Investigating Racist Emails Sent to Harvard Business School Students

The FBI is involved in investigating a racist and threatening email send to members of Harvard Business School’s African American Student Union in late March, according to a student who received the email.

Pforzheimer Exterior #2

Harvard Sophomore Arrested for Assaulting Tutor, Two HUPD Officers

Harvard University Police Department officers arrested and charged a College sophomore with disorderly conduct, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a police officer after a violent altercation in and near Pforzheimer House late Saturday night.

Wale at Yardfest

Yardfest Returns to Sunday Afternoon With Ban on Guests, Re-Entry

College students will not be allowed to bring guests to this year’s Yardfest — a spring music festival held annually in Harvard Yard — according to an email sent to undergraduates Monday by the Dean of Students Office.

Fall in Harvard Yard

Harvard Police Investigates AirPods Robbery in the Yard

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a male Harvard undergraduate’s allegation that he was robbed of his Apple AirPods in Harvard Yard on Sunday, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Monday.

Smith Center Homelessness

Sleeping in Smith Center Draws Harvard Police Interventions

While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.


Tufts Lecturer Arrested for 'Peeping and Spying' in Harvard Pool Locker Room

Tufts lecturer and Harvard Business School graduate Kaiser K. Fung, 45, was arrested for surreptitiously photographing a Harvard affiliate in the men’s locker room showers at Blodgett Pool last week.