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Ema R. Schumer

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Women's Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball Suffers Pair of Ivy Losses in Trip to New York

Harvard went into Columbus Day Weekend with new-found optimism: the squad was coming off a 3-0 win against Brown (9-6, 1-4 Ivy)  that snapped an eight game losing streak and garnered the team its first league win of the season. Despite the team’s success in Rhode Island, this past weekend the Crimson (3-11, 1-4) only managed to win one set in two games in New York, falling to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. As such, the team ended its stretch on the road with a 1-4 record in Ivy League play.

Bike Rack in Cambridge
Crime

Bike Thefts Up in Cambridge and at Harvard Through August

Cambridge experienced more bike thefts in August than any other month thus far in 2019, according to the Cambridge Police Department’s monthly crime report.

Harvard Police
Central Administration

Harvard Police Department Suspends Officer Who Was Called Homophobic Slur

The Harvard University Police Department suspended an officer Wednesday for one week without pay after an investigation found he physically assaulted another officer who called him a homophobic slur, according to representatives from the Harvard University Police Association union.

Traffic Stopped in the Square
Harvard Square

Truck Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Harvard Square

A truck driver fatally struck a female pedestrian in her 60s early Tuesday morning on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, according to a statement released by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Summer Postcard: Ho Chi Minh City
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Boba in Vietnam

My students evinced a desire to change the status quo and a genuine belief in their capacity to effect change. When they grow up and become the generation in power, they told me, their views will rein.

Summer Postcard: Ho Chi Minh City
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Ho Chi Minh City

57 JFK Street
Crime

Cambridge Police Investigate Shooting on Eliot and JFK Streets

City dispatchers received a call early Sunday morning reporting that shots had been fired in the area and a suspect was fleeing the scene. Responding CPD officers found multiple shell casings on Eliot Street, according to the alert.

Harvard Response to T9 Discrimination Lawsuit
Politics

WBUR Hosts Climate Change Panel With Harvard Business School

Boston public radio station WBUR hosted a panel discussion about strategies for combating climate change Monday evening at CitySpace in collaboration with Harvard Business School and the Boston University School of Business.

Dunster Swing
College Life

Transformer Catches Fire Saturday Night, Causing Blackout

Roughly 600 customers of Eversource, an electric company, lost power Saturday evening after a transformer caught fire on Green Street and Putnam Avenue, affecting University affiliates living in several Lowell House swing housing buildings, according to Eversource.

Pforzheimer Exterior #2
Crime

Harvard Sophomore Arrested for Assaulting Tutor, Two HUPD Officers

Harvard University Police Department officers arrested and charged a College sophomore with disorderly conduct, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a police officer after a violent altercation in and near Pforzheimer House late Saturday night.

John Chute
Metro

John Chute

John Chute is in the Cambridge Homeless Court system for charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Cheryl Tucker
Metro

Cheryl Tucker

Cheryl Tucker entered the Cambridge Homeless Court system in December 2018 charged with drinking in public. She stays at Cambridge and Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery, a substance-abuse treatment center and shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

Homeless Court in Cambridge
Cambridge

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Crime

Harvard Police Investigates AirPods Robbery in the Yard

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a male Harvard undergraduate’s allegation that he was robbed of his Apple AirPods in Harvard Yard on Sunday, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Monday.

Massachusetts Hall
College

Parents Weather the Snow to Attend Harvard Junior Family Weekend

Parents of the Class of 2020 participate in Junior Family Weekend — an annual event that welcomes family members to spend time on campus.

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