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Does Cambridge Have a Hate Crime Problem?

On Oct. 28, the Cambridge City Council moved to address hate crimes like these. The body voted unanimously to pass an ordinance “to determine Cambridge’s threat level from hate crimes and other related events” and empowered City Manager Louis A. DePasquale to decide on an appropriate response.

HUHS Overnight Care Ends
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The Rising Cost of Nighttime Care

In order to avoid another significant bill, Jordan opted to Uber off-campus to Mount Auburn Hospital, accompanied by her roommate. She received a taxi voucher from UHS for her trip back to campus, but when it failed to summon a taxi for “three to four hours,” she ended up returning to campus around 7 a.m. with HUPD.

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Envisioning Zero Traffic Fatalities in Each Cambridge Square

Cambridge activists have set a bold goal: bringing transit fatalities in the city to zero, forever.

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Restoring the Vote in Massachusetts Prisons

State Senator Jamie B. Eldridge says the 2000 Massachusetts constitutional amendment is fundamentally anti-democratic. “It’s a disenfranchisement that disproportionately impacts African Americans and Latinos, given the makeup of our prison population,” he says. “So I see it as another form of a sort of modern Jim Crow.”

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Decisions, Decisions, at the Harvard Decision Lab

However, a peek inside one of the cubicles transforms the room from a mundane suite into a playground lifted straight from the mind of a mad scientist.

Decision tree
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Decision tree

A decision tree — a much lower tech means of studying decisions than the experiments at the Decision Lab.

Data Equity Bill
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Please Choose the Most Representative Answer

To some, this is little more than another bubble to fill on a fifteen-page form or test. But do these multiple choice options oversimplify the nuances of one’s racial identity?

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Data Equity

Most recently, this debate over racial demographic data continued at the first hearing for the Data Equity Bill on Oct. 15 at the State House.

The Lowell Bells
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Resounding New Traditions

In 2008, the Lowell Bells that had sounded across campus since 1930 were swapped out for a nearly identical pair. The exchange was a monumental undertaking, yet few at Harvard noticed it, and even fewer knew the truth behind the swap’s impetus and funding.

Harvard University Sackler Building
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The Two Arthur Sacklers

Though the museum he funded on Quincy Street, the “miracle” that affirmed Harvard’s commitment to fine arts education, was erected to honor Arthur Sackler’s patronage of the arts during his lifetime, it has become to many a symbol of the forceful pharmaceutical advertising now implicated in thousands of overdose deaths.

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Federal Funding and the Question of Academic Freedom

After many organizations decried the First Amendment violations in the letter, last month, the Department of Education voted to renew funding for the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year. Still, members of Harvard’s CMES are worried the letter will affect its own Middle East Studies programming under the Trump administration.

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Elf on the Shelf….er, in the House

“House Elves” take the Harry Potter comparison to a whole new level.

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Eyes and Ears in Cambridge

While ShotSpotter is used nationally — in cities as large as New York and Chicago, but also as small as Somerville and Revere — its efficacy is still in question.

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A Local Crusade To Lower The Voting Age

Brody is one of the many student activists in Massachusetts who spends his free time advocating for students’ rights. Today, one of the issues he is committed to is lowering the voting age in Massachusetts to 16 for municipal elections.

Hannah Morrison
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FM REACTS TO COLLEGE DECISION REACTIONS 2019

“I’m about to get rejected three times in a row. Which is, just so you know, really hard to take.”

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