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POSTCARD: Idle and Blessed

Today, I am not planning what I ought to do with the few free hours of my weekend, or summer, or life.


International Freshmen Get Travel Funds

Travel allowances for freshmen international students on financial aid will double in light of the upcoming January Term, Associate Director of Financial Aid Janet Irons said yesterday.


UHS Receives More Vaccine

University Health Services announced yesterday that it has obtained additional seasonal flu vaccines and will be rescheduling multiple graduate school ...

In The Meantime

From Realism to Reality

Humanities concentrators spend much of their college career learning obscure Slavic languages, analyzing the small gestures in English literature, and ...

Tufts Prof. To Join Philosophy Department

Mark E. Richard—a tenured faculty member at Tufts University since 1984—has been named a professor of philosophy, effective July 1, ...


Scientists Discover 3D Genome Structure

A team of scientists at Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School announced yesterday that they have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome.


Ex-Grad Student Alleges Misconduct

A former graduate student’s mass e-mail to hundreds of College students alleging “administrative misconduct” at Harvard sparked heated debate over undergraduate e-mail lists Friday about discrimination on campus.

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Peggy Noonan 101: All About Moi

Peggy Noonan's Fall 2009 IOP Study Group is billed as a lesson on "Creativity in Journalism, in Politics and in

Kirkland Shooting Suspect Aquino's Murder Charge Dropped

New York City Resident Jason Aquino, one of the three men allegedly involved in the fatal Kirkland House shooting this

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Acclaimed Poet Reads Work

Among the stately high ceilings and rare books collections of Houghton Library’s Edison-Newman Room, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage read select

Murder Charge Dropped For One Shooting Suspect

<p>New York City Resident Jason Aquino, one of the three men allegedly involved in the fatal Kirkland House shooting this May, will not be charged for murder, prosecutors said today.</p><p>Aquino, 23, will now face charges of being an accessory after the fact of armed robbery and carrying a firearm without license. He has been held without bail since his lower court arraignments on August 3. New bail will be set at Aquino’s arraignment tomorrow in Middlesex Superior Court.</p><p>Corey Welford, a spokesman for the Middlesex district attorney’s office, told the Associated Press that prosecutors dropped the murder charges in part due to “additional developments of the facts and witness statements.”</p><p>Welford declined to disclose any new details about the May 18th shooting, citing the secrecy of the grand jury process.</p><p>First-degree charges remain against the two other men, Jabrai Jordan Copney, 20, and Blayn “Bliz” Jiggetts, 19. Copney pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, and Jiggetts is awaiting extradition from New York.

Murder Charge Dropped For One Shooting Suspect

New York City Resident Jason Aquino, one of the three men allegedly involved in the fatal Kirkland House shooting this

Investigation Continues In Yale Homicide

Police said yesterday that the death of Annie Le—the Yale graduate student whose body was discovered stuffed into the basement

Ethnic Studies Committee Revived

After a dormant period, the Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies is meeting again, boasting increased faculty participation, a book of