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Julia K. Dean

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After Bombings, Senate Candidates Resume Campaigning for Primary

With next week’s primary election looming, Massachusetts politicians vying to fill the state’s open U.S. Senate seat found themselves grappling with an uncomfortable question this week: how soon is too soon to get back on the campaign trail after a devastating tragedy?


Red Line Service To Be Interrupted on Some Weekends

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to replace a portion of the Red Line train service with buses from Kendall to Park Station for 25 weekends, starting this summer and continuing to the fall of 2016.

College Life

Harvard Square Businesses Prepare for Junior Parents Weekend

As parents of students in the Class of 2014 pack their bags and finalize travel arrangements for Junior Parents Weekend this coming Friday and Saturday, Harvard Square establishments are preparing for a flood of visitors by hiring extra staff and hiking up prices.


HMS Lecturer Considers Gubernatorial Run

Two weeks after Donald M. Berwick ’68 confirmed that he has been contemplating running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014, he said he plans to embark on a “listening tour” of the state in the coming weeks.

Electoral Map as Reported by The Crimson Student Poll
City Politics

Obama Wins Big in Harvard Student Election Poll

More than three-fourths of Harvard students picked Barack Obama for president in a Crimson poll, a landslide result paralleled in real life only by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s win in the election of 1936.


Young Woman Trespasses in Eliot

The young woman who was arrested on Sunday night for trespassing in the Lowell Dining hall returned to Harvard’s campus and was found in an Eliot bathroom on Tuesday morning.


HUPD Arrests Trespasser in Lowell Dining Hall

The Harvard University Police Department arrested a 17-year-old female and escorted her out of the Lowell House dining hall at 8:29 pm on Sunday night.


Election, Automatic Budget Cuts Could Affect Harvard's Research Funding

Harvard received more than $600 million in federal funding for research in fiscal year 2010, according to the University’s annual fiscal report released in 2011. That funding may be at risk, depending on whether Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney—who hold disparate views on public funding—wins this November’s presidential election.


Warren and Brown Debate

U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren exchanged barbs over taxes, energy, and family matters in the first televised debate of their highly contested U.S. Senate race Thursday night.


HUPD, CPD Increase Weekend Policing

HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano and CPD spokesperson Daniel M. Riviello officially confirmed the increased police presence in and around Harvard Square Monday.


Partygoers Flee Cambridge Police Presence

Many students fled from parties this weekend, after Cambridge police officers showed up at final club parties and asked club officials to keep the noise down.


Parties Canceled Amid Rumors of Police Crackdown

Several final clubs and other student organizations canceled parties during the first weekend back at school as rumors swirled about a planned police crackdown on underage drinking.


Report Cites Higher Rape Statistics

Between 2008 and 2010, about four rapes were reported to the Harvard University Police Department each year. The number of rapes on campus, however, is much higher—an average 15 per year—according to the University report.


Alleged Rapes Prompt Concern

Last month’s two sexual assaults, the first reported cases of stranger rape on the Harvard campus in 12 years, loomed over this academic year’s move-in.


Impostor Posing as Financial Aid Officer Spends Thousands on Calls

An impostor unaffiliated with Harvard asked a student to provide personal information while claiming to be a financial aid officer.