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Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala to Headline 10th Boston Calling

Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala will headline this year’s Boston Calling music festival Memorial Day weekend in “a lineup of epic proportions.”

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Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel will cross the Atlantic next May to speak at Harvard’s 368th commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday.

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TV and Movie Quotes to Add to Your Tinder Bio

If you’ve ever used a dating app, then perhaps you, like so many others, have been overcome with the urge to bedeck your Tinder profile with quotes from wiser and funnier sources. But with such bold quotational aspirations, you face a problem. How will you find the right quote? How will you make sure that everyone knows you’re 100 percent, definitely quoting someone? How can you best convey the essence of your soul via 12 words from a movie you watched five years ago?

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Almost 50 Years Later, Police Identify Suspect in Harvard Student Jane Britton’s Murder

The possible perpetrator is Michael Sumpter, a man the District Attorney’s Office dubbed a “career criminal” in a press release last week. Sumpter died of cancer in 2001 after spending years in prison for committing rape in 1975.

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Student Life

Days After Midterm Elections, Some Students Still Hadn’t Received Ballots

Some students' absentee ballots failed to arrive in the mail — and in the election’s aftermath, those students continue to search for answers.

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Admissions Feature

Data Could Decide the Harvard Admissions Trial. Here’s How and Why

The trial and lawsuit unleashed mountains of classified Harvard admissions data. Both the University and SFFA employed statistical experts to analyze the data and testify about their results in court. So, who’s right?

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Midterms See Mass. Incumbents Re-elected, Democrats Win Control of House

Incumbent Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cruised to victory, while Democrats gained a U.S. House majority.

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'Family Trust' Makes Finance Feel Electric

Kathy Wang’s debut novel “Family Trust” consists mostly of financial minutiae and organ failure.

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Here's What You Need to Know About the 2018 Midterm Elections

Cambridge residents can cast their votes Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in one of 29 local polling places, including Quincy House.

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The Three Questions On The Massachusetts Ballot, Explained

This election day — in addition to casting votes for political figures — the Massachusetts electorate will tackle three questions at the bottom of their ballots. Here's what you need to know.

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Harvard Says Admissions Officers Can't Consider Race When Assigning Personal Scores

Unlike in admissions cycles past, Harvard officials will abide by specific, written guidelines detailing how and when they may consider an applicant’s race when deciding whether to admit that student to the College's Class of 2023 this year.

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Harvard Students Take Time Off to Campaign Ahead of Midterms

A handful of Harvard undergraduates have taken leaves of absence to work on political campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterm elections next month. “I want to be wherever I can make the biggest impact in 2020,” one said.

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A Week Before Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Trial, Activists Host Panel Defending Diversity

Around 60 people packed an Emerson Hall lecture room to hear a panel of affirmative action advocates discuss race-conscious admissions in universities Tuesday.


Cambridge Pedestrian Killed in Truck Accident Friday

A woman was killed in a truck accident at the corner of Magazine Street and Putnam Avenue Friday.

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‘I Feel Bad’ Filled with Light Laughs, Unrealized Potential

Through the combined powers of Blue and a team of executive producers that includes Amy Poehler, “I Feel Bad” has buckets of potential.