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Muslim Justice League Executive Director Fatema Ahmad at Protest
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Following Shooting of Sayed Faisal, Protesters Question Investigation at City-Held Meeting

Confused and frustrated Cambridge residents confronted city officials at a tense public meeting Thursday in response to the police shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal.

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After Fatal Shooting of Sayed Faisal, Cambridge Residents Seek Answers at City Council Meeting

Cambridge residents expressed outrage at the fatal shooting of a college student by Cambridge police at Monday’s city council meeting, an hour after a large protest outside the City Hall.

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In Cambridge and Dhaka, Protests Erupt in Wake of Police Shooting of Sayed Faisal

An outpouring of grief and anger over the fatal police shooting of college student Sayed Faisal swept the steps of Cambridge City Hall Monday as demonstrators demanded answers and reform from officials.

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Cambridge Police Fatally Shoot UMass Boston Student, Sparking Charges of Racism, Police Brutality

A Cambridge Police officer shot and killed an allegedly armed man Wednesday, prompting dozens to protest police brutality and call for transparency at Cambridge City Hall.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

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Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach and Harvard Parent Acquitted of Bribery Charges

Former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and Harvard College parent Jie “Jack” Zhao are not guilty of a bribery scheme to recruit Zhao’s sons to Harvard, a jury decided Wednesday.

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Wife of Harvard Parent on Trial for Alleged Admissions Bribery Scheme Says Couple Was Pressured Into Making $1 Million Payment

The wife of businessman and Harvard College parent Jie “Jack” Zhao told a federal jury on Friday that she and her husband were pressured into making a $1 million payment that prosecutors claim was a bribe to secure their sons’ admission to Harvard.

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Wife of Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach Says Alleged Bribes Were Personal Loans, Paid Back in Full

The wife of former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand told a federal jury on Thursday that the payments made by businessman Jie “Jack” Zhao to their family were personal loans that they planned to pay back with anticipated inheritance money. Brand and Zhao are facing trial for federal bribery charges.

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Currier Student Charged with Assaulting Harvard Police Officers, Threatening Violence

A student was arrested outside Currier House last month after he allegedly assaulted police officers and threatened a school shooting at Harvard.

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Neo-Nazi Group Threatens Residents in Harvard Square

Members of a neo-Nazi group harassed and threatened residents in Cambridge Sunday, lunging and shouting at people across the street from Quincy House.

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Petrie-Flom Center Hosts Panel Discussion on Violence Against Health Care Workers

Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center hosted a virtual panel Tuesday on efforts to reduce violence against healthcare workers.

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New York Times Reporter Jodi Kantor, Actress Ashley Judd Discuss the #MeToo Movement at Harvard IOP

New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor and actress Ashley Judd talked about the making of the ground-breaking investigative story that amplified the #MeToo movement during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday.

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Epstein Victim Drops Claims Against Alan Dershowitz

A victim of Jeffrey E. Epstein who claimed she was sexually abused by Alan M. Dershowitz settled a lawsuit she had filed against him, saying she “may have made a mistake” in accusing the prominent lawyer of wrongdoing.

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Four Undergraduate Dorms Burglarized Over Halloween Weekend

Harvard College saw four burglaries — striking two units in Quincy House, a third in Adams House, and a fourth at 20 DeWolfe St. — over the Halloween weekend.

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A burglary at 20 DeWolfe St., a Harvard undergraduate residence, was reported Saturday night.

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