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Soldiers Field Road

Allston Workshop Designs Surrounding Open Spaces for I-90 Project

The Boston Society of Architects hosted an Allston Esplanade Design Workshop Thursday evening, encouraging public participation in designing open spaces around upcoming construction projects in the Allston area.

Graduate School of Design

Allston ArtLab to Open in September

Harvard’s ArtLab in Allston is expected to open in mid-September 2019. When finished, the 9,000 square foot space, which is designed to be carbon net-zero, will feature eight rooms for artistic use including an artist workshop and a recording studio.

The Oberon

American Repertory Theater Receives $100 Million Gift For New Space in Allston

Hedge-fund manager David E. Goel ’93 and Stacey L. Goel donated $100 million to Harvard for an arts research and performance space in Allston, the University announced Thursday.

Bartley's Lawsuit
Harvard Square

Bartley’s, Harvard Sued for Alleged Disability Discrimination

A local man filed a lawsuit against Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage and Harvard, which owns the restaurant’s building, earlier this month, alleging that the restaurant violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Soldiers Field Road

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.

Year in Review - Diversity: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery Close Ahead of Building Renovations

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery in Harvard Square closed their doors earlier this month ahead of planned renovations to the Brattle Street building that housed them.

Bryan Stevenson at the IOP

Bryan Stevenson Shares Stories of Sorrow and Success in Call for Criminal Justice Reform

Stevenson stressed his conviction that to make maximal change, one must spend time in the places where the problem exists—rather than in elite spheres of academia or politics.

Bikes on Campus
Student Life

Harvard Wins 'Bicycle Friendly University' Award

The award, which is given by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes universities for initiatives focused on bicycle safety and access.

HKS New Campus

Bipartisan IOP Panel Assesses Impact of Midterms on American Politics

The panelists advanced dueling analyses of the recent election cycle, in which Republicans extended their majority in the Senate and Democrats won the House of Representatives.

Make this Yours
On Campus

First Year Retreat and Experience Hosts Student Showcase

The First Year Retreat and Experience — a new pre-orientation program — hosted a showcase of student performances at the Smith Campus Center Thursday night.

Yidan Visits

Harvard Provost Garber Celebrates Education Profs at Yidan Prize Event

The Yidan Prize, founded by Chinese billionaire Charles Chen Yidan, consists of two $3.9 million awards given annually for excellence in education research and education development.

Ralph Nader in Austin Hall
On Campus

Ralph Nader, Pete Davis Call on Law Students to Serve the Public Interest

Ralph Nader spoke at the Law Forum to discuss the need for more public interest lawyers and his belief in the School's need to support public interest careers.

Crossing the Chasm: Why Now is the Time for Public Interest Technology

Technology Can Serve the Public Interest, IOP Panelists Say

They shared both personal experiences of being public interest technologists and their ideas on how to best address the regulation of technology firms during the hour-long conversation.