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Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Economics

Star Economics Prof Fryer Facing Harvard and State-Level Investigations, Barred from Lab He Heads

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

University Hall
Labor

University Updates Pregnancy Policy Under New State Law

The change comes as a new piece of state legislation, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, takes effect.

Allston Construction
Allston

Mass. Secretary Urges MassDOT to Further West Station Analysis

​Mass. Secretary Matthew A. Beaton called for further review by the Department of Transportation’s recent evaluation of Allston’s West Station.

Bob Massie
Politics

Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Massie Speaks at The Democracy Center

Activist and author Robert “Bob” K. Massie visited The Democracy Center on Friday to discuss his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 this November.

Stop Deportations
Politics

Students Phone Bank for Safe Communities Act

The Safe Communities Act is a piece of Massachusetts legislation that aims to offer more legal protections for immigrants in the commonwealth.

Allston

Lapp Letter to MassDOT

Marty Walsh
Politics

Walsh Elected for Second Mayoral Term

Boston residents have re-elected Martin J. Walsh for a second term as mayor on Tuesday in a victory over opponent Tito Jackson.

Harvard Business School
Politics

Business School Administrator Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Business school administrator Margaret W. Busse has announced her candidacy for Mass. state Senate as a Republican.

Smoking Weed
Flyby Blog

How to Hypothetically Celebrate Boston's First Legal 4/20

Happy 4/20, Harvard!

Health

After Health Care Bill Failure, Experts Grapple with Future of Mass. Care

“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.

Massachusetts

Harvard Yet to Green-Light Weed Ahead of Legalization

Recreational marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts starting Dec. 15, although the future of the drug on Harvard’s campus is uncertain as the University remains mum on changes to its drug and alcohol policy.

Harvard in the City

MassDOT Updates Plan to Straighten Highway on Harvard-Owned Land

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that will cross Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.

State Politics

Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, Denies Expansion for Charter Schools

Massachusetts voters opted to legalize marijuana and denied a proposed lift in the state's charter school cap that was contentious among state Democrats, along with handing Hillary Clinton an overwhelming majority in the state.

Politics

Democrats Hold Majority in Mass. State Legislature

Democrats maintained their majority in the Massachusetts State Legislature on Election Day Tuesday.

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