Crimson staff writer

Caroline M. McKay

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Derrick Bell's Legacy

Bell's actions two decades ago were part of a larger debate that would grip—and ultimately transform—the Law School, making it a community more inclusive of diverse theory and experience.


Jennifer M. Granholm

The movement for divestment—which raised tensions between students and the University during the 1980s—was a defining part of Jennifer M. Granholm’s experience at Harvard Law School, and helped to shape the advocate and political figure she would become.


Pinker Visits Allston Library To Discuss Violence

According to Harvard psychology professor Steven A. Pinker, who gave a talk at the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library Tuesday evening, we are in the least violent era of human history.


Affordable Housing Preserved in Harvard Square

Ann Allosso says she was really too old for this type of thing. Every Friday this past summer, the 73-year-old Allosso slipped flyers under doors in the Chapman Arms apartment buildings—a total of fifty units, four floors, and one rickety elevator. Every Monday, Allosso—who calls herself “the mother of the building”—led the meeting advertised on the flyer in the Chapman’s lobby.


MBTA Plans Significant Fare Increases

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is considering serious fare changes and service cuts, including raising student fares by up to 83.3 percent for local buses and by 76.5 percent for T fare.


Volunteers Conduct Homeless Census

More than 30 volunteers—equipped with blankets, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and scarves—fanned out through Cambridge and Somerville at 2 a.m. Thursday morning to carry out the annual Cambridge Homeless Census, a count that Congress mandates that local homeless service organizations conduct in order to receive funding.


Political Ads Highlight Warren's Ambivalent Relationship with Occupy

On Nov. 9, Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies, a political action committee founded by strategist Karl Rove, launched its first attack ad against Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren, seeking to tie the senatorial candidate to the national Occupy movement.


Palfrey Leaves HLS for Andover

Professor John G. Palfrey ’94 is leaving Harvard Law School to take the position of Head of School at Phillips Academy Andover, according to announcements from both schools. Palfrey’s areas of research include Internet law, intellectual property, and international law.