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Leon K. Yang

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Three's Company

Back to River Running: Spring Crew Preview

As the ice of the River Charles thaws and recedes, the Harvard crew programs look to rejuvenate the waters with intensive competition and spirited drive. On the heels of competitive seasons last year, each team looks to embark on an even more successful campaign this spring.

Bike Rack in Cambridge
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Members Discuss Safe Travel Network for Bicyclists

The Cambridge City Council held a hearing of the Transportation and Public Utilities Committee on Tuesday to discuss a safety initiatives for bicyclists.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Mayor Holds Town Hall to Support BGLTQ Youth

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern held a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss steps the city can take to further support BGLTQ youth.

Cambridge City Council

City of Cambridge Urges Residents to Recycle, Compost As Part of 'Zero Waste' Initiative

“Zero Waste importantly does not mean zero trash, but it does try to bring us to a more sustainable waste diversion and recycling and reduction practice,” said Vice Mayor Jan Devereux.

No Princeton, No Problem
Men's Swimming

Harvard Places Head Diving Coach on Leave After Suit Alleges He Solicited Nude Pictures from Female Athletes

Harvard has placed the head coach of its diving program Chris Heaton on leave after a suit filed in an Indiana court alleged he solicited nude pictures from and sent photos of his penis to young female swimmers years ago.

National Recovery Week
City Politics

Cambridge Recognizes National Recovery Month with Trainings, Events

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and strives to educate people about substance abuse and recovery.

Scooting into City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Ponders Electric Scooter Program After Unexpected Summer 'Flock’ of LimeBikes and Birds

A sudden inundation of electric ride-sharing scooters so startled the City of Cambridge this summer that officials took legal action to halt their spread. Now, the city is pondering piloting an electric scooter program.

Middle East
Square Business

Middle East Nightclub Co-Owner Steps Down Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A co-owner of Central Square's Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub has resigned following a series of sexual misconduct allegations that the venue's owners say are false.

Marijuana Zoning
Cambridge City Council

With Marijuana Zoning Petition, Cambridge Blazes Closer to Seeing Its First Pot Shops

The Cambridge Planning Board heard a recreational marijuana dispensaries zoning petition from the City Council at a public hearing in late August.

Quentin Palfrey
City Politics

Political Newcomers, Harvard Affiliates See Victories in Massachusetts Primaries

In a primary upset in Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District, Ayanna S. Pressley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Michael E. Capuano.

HY Regatta
Men's Crew

BRIEF: Yale Dominates in 153rd Regatta

Yale heavyweight crew followed up its national championship with a victory in the annual Harvard-Yale Regatta, held on the Thames River in New London, Conn.

Eight Guys, One Boat
Men's Crew

A Formidable Crew: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

Harvard men's lightweight crew remained undefeated for most of the dual season but recently finished fourth at Eastern Sprints. Can the team rebound ahead of the national championships?

Dahled Up
Women's Swimming

Quick Off the Block: Female Breakout Athlete of the Year

Breaking the Blodgett Pool record in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Miki Dahlke was named the High Point Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships.

The Charles Boys
Men's Crew

Boyce's Crew: Coach of the Year

When Coach Billy Boyce took the helm of the men's lightweight crew team, he said he was looking forward to "building a championship-caliber team." Two year's later he has.

MCZ Mounted heads

21 Million Specimens: Behind Harvard’s Underground Animal Collections

Centuries old, the Museum of Comparative Zoology collections have accumulated diverse specimens from research expeditions, hunters, zoos, and even the voyage of Captain Cook.