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Gunshots in Harvard Square

Police Apprehend Armed Man and Woman in Central Square

Cambridge and Harvard police officers apprehended an armed man and woman in Central Square Thursday afternoon in response to reports of an armed individual in Harvard Square.

Tom's Baobao
Harvard Square

Tom’s BaoBao Bows Out of Harvard Square

Tom’s BaoBao — the fast-casual restaurant serving baozi, or Chinese steamed buns, on Winthrop Street — has closed its doors after more than three years of business on Harvard Square.

Harvard Square

Patagonia Climbs into Harvard Square

Patagonia, the outdoor clothing brand known for its environmental activism, has opened a new store in Harvard Square.

New Lowell from the Courtyard

Response and ECHO Move Back to Lowell Post-Renovation

Two Harvard peer counseling groups — Response and Eating and Concerns Hotline and Outreach — recently returned to a newly renovated Lowell House.

Westover at the IOP

Author Tara Westover Speaks About the Value of Education at JFK Jr. Forum

Tara Westover, author of the New York Times bestseller “Educated: A Memoir,” discussed the value of education in today’s political climate at the Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday evening.

Inside Littauer

Saez Addresses Economic Inequality, Advocates for Wealth Tax in Kennedy School Talk

Economist Emmanuel Saez proposed tax reforms to alleviate America’s wealth disparity in a lecture on economic inequality at the Harvard Kennedy School Monday evening.

Industrial Revolution Lecture

At Harvard Economics Talk, Northwestern Professor Reinterprets Industrial Revolution

Economic historian Joel Mokyr argued that the expertise of British craftsmen fueled that country’s rise to dominance during the Industrial Revolution in a lecture sponsored by the Economics Department Wednesday.

Naomi Klein
Harvard Square

Journalist Naomi Klein Calls for New Approach to Climate Change at Harvard Square Book Talk

In a talk lasting more than an hour, Klein said it was necessary to declare an “all-out war on pollution and poverty and racism and colonialism and despair, all at the same time.”