Crimson staff writer
Arjun S. Byju
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.
City Council Approves Transportation Pilot Program
The Cambridge City Council approved a six-month pilot program for Bridj, a transportation startup, on Monday night.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.