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Arjun S. Byju

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Anthropology Professor Named Changjiang Scholar

The title of Changjiang Scholar is often considered the most prestigious academic award conferred in China, and is rarely granted to foreigners or to social scientists.


Danielle Allen To Head Harvard Ethics Center

Political theorist Danielle S. Allen has been appointed as the next director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, succeeding Lawrence Lessig.

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City Council Approves Transportation Pilot Program

The Cambridge City Council approved a six-month pilot program for Bridj, a transportation startup, on Monday night.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Reviews Planning Board Appointees

Some attendees at the weekly meeting criticized the Planning Board for not being sufficiently representative of the greater Cambridge community.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Residents Oppose Construction in Silver Maple Forest

Residents came out to a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening to support a resolution to protect the Silver Maple Forest.

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Cambridge City Council Discusses Assaults and Playground Renovation

In a short meeting Monday night, the Cambridge City Council discussed resolutions regarding an information system for incidents of assault in the area, a decrepit playground, and traffic safety regulations.


Study: Antidepressant Use Harmful During Pregnancy

A study co-authored by Harvard professors and researchers has linked antidepressant use during pregnancy to nearly twice the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for the unborn child.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Devotes Funds to Housing

The policy order, which was proposed by City Manager Richard C. Rossi, stipulates that 80 percent of community preservation funds be spent on housing, 10 percent on open spaces, and 10 percent on historic preservation.

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Council Considers Different Approaches to Cambridge Development

The City Council considered two policy orders Monday night that offered competing visions for how Cambridge should approach future development of housing, public spaces, and transportation.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Considers Cambridge-Wide Job Fair and Municipal Broadband

The Cambridge City Council considered and passed two policy orders designed to benefit the city’s least advantaged residents at their meeting Monday night. One proposed a Cambridge-wide job fair and another explored the possibility of introducing free internet access across the city.


Researchers Find Novel Methods to Study Alzheimer's

Harvard scientists have made a breakthrough in studying early onset Alzheimer’s Disease by converting patients’ skin cells into neurons in the hopes of facilitating a better understanding of the disease and creation of drug therapies.


A HUDS Favorite Fish Draws Praise, Worry

For most students, little is known about this fish, despite its prevalence on the HUDS menu since the fall of 2012.

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Passes Labor Resolutions

The Cambridge City Council passed two resolutions Monday night that backed local labor unions struggling to negotiate with employers.


Creatine Supplement Slows Onset of Huntington’s Disease

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a potential method to slow the onset of Huntington’s disease, according to a study slated to be published in next month’s issue of the journal “Neurology.”

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City Politics

Cambridge Considers Early Education Task Force

The Cambridge City Council debated a proposal to appoint a task force to investigate early childhood education services in the city during its weekly meeting Monday evening.