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Madeleine R. Nakada

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Smith Center
Harvard Square

Smith Campus Center to Feature Top Floor Bar

​Set to open in September 2018, the renovated Smith Campus Center will feature a bar for Harvard affiliates on the building’s top floor, along with several new common spaces.

Smith Campus Center Construction
Harvard Square

Smith Center Construction Takes a Toll on Local Businesses

The constant din of Smith Center construction has posed challenges to neighboring businesses—even prompting a recently-closed locale to sue Harvard.

House Life

With House Renewal, Students Move In and Cockroaches Move Out

According to Zachary M. Gingo ’98, Senior Director of Operations for the Building Operations group, cockroach sightings around the River Houses have been declining as Harvard has renovated older buildings.

Chem 17

Organic Chemistry Problem Sets No Longer Graded

This fall, students in Chemistry 17: “Principles of Organic Chemistry” will have one less worry as they take on the notoriously difficult course: For the first time in three years, its problem sets will not be graded.

Inman Square Bicyclist
Cambridge City Council

After Fatal Crashes, Cantabrigians Debate Bike Lanes

With many cyclists come congested streets and, some residents say, an unsafe and accident-prone environment.

HBS New Venture Competition
Harvard Business School

Startups Pitch Ideas At Business School Venture Competition

Top prize winners were a device that places calls to users hoping to escape an awkward date, an app that connects package deliverers, and a chatbot to connect employers with employees.


Dozens From Harvard Ride ‘Midnight Marathon’ Bike Route

Before tens of thousands of marathoners descend on the streets of Boston Monday, a smaller cohort set out at midnight to trace their entire route—albeit on two wheels.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Lecturer Presents Findings on Bureaucracies

Kennedy School Lecturer Jorrit J. de Jong discussed possible solutions to bureaucratic inefficiencies and his new book "Dealing with Dysfunction."

Patents and Innovation
Social Sciences Division

Economist Heidi Williams Talks Patents and Cancer Research

MIT Economics professor Heidi L. Williams explored the economic incentives behind cancer research in a lecture Wednesday.

Student Life

Harvard Recreation Brings Camelbaks Back To Campus

Months after Harvard’s Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors discontinued regular giveaways of popular Camelbak water bottles, another campus group is bringing them back.


New Research on Zika Virus Demonstrates Lingering Challenges

School of Public Health professor Marcia C. de Castro presented preliminary research that found that birth rates in Latin America have not fallen since the Zika epidemic.

The Gathering Crowds

HoCos and Upperclassmen Gear Up for Housing Day Celebrations

​With Housing Day just a week away, House Committees and upperclassmen have spent the past month gearing up to welcome freshmen to their new homes.

Sciences Division

Scientists Developing Robot to Explore Ocean 'Twilight Zone'

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are developing an underwater robot that analyzes ocean chemistry and biology.