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Shabbos Kestenbaum Counterprotest 05/10

Kestenbaum Endorses Trump Plan to Deport Foreign Pro-Palestine Protesters in RNC Speech

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, denounced “antisemitic bigotry” at Harvard and endorsed former President Donald Trump’s plan to deport foreign college students who participate in pro-Palestine protests during a speech at the RNC Wednesday night.

Incoming Director of the Office of Fine Arts Fiona Coffee

Fiona Coffey Named Director of the Office for the Arts

Fiona Coffey — the associate director and curator for performing arts at Wesleyan University — will be Harvard’s next Director of the Office for the Arts, the University announced Tuesday.

Shabbos Kestenbaum Counterprotest 05/10

Student Who Sued Harvard Over Antisemitism to Speak at Republican National Convention

Shabbos “Alexander” Kestenbaum, a recent Harvard Divinity School graduate who emerged as one of the University’s most fervent critics after he sued the school for its alleged failure to combat campus antisemitism, will speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

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MBTA to Launch Tap to Pay Card Readers in August

Contactless payments will be accepted on all buses, trollies, and gated subway stations beginning Aug. 1, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced Tuesday.

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Harvard Reverses Decision to Suspend 5 Pro-Palestine Protesters Following Faculty Council Appeal

The Harvard College Administrative Board reversed its decision to suspend five students for their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment after the Faculty Council weighed in on the disciplinary cases.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Zoning Board Rejects Harvard Chabad’s Planned Expansion After Tense Hearing

The Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeal rejected Harvard Chabad’s plans to dramatically expand its headquarters at a hearing last month, following vocal opposition from some of the campus Jewish group’s neighbors.

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University News

UMaine Grad Student Marcos Rodríguez Dies Suddenly at Harvard Forest Research Program

J. Marcos Rodríguez, a graduate student at the University of Maine, died suddenly at Harvard Forest on Tuesday.

Democracy Center Occupation

Protesters Stage Occupation of Democracy Center to Oppose Indefinite Closure

Roughly 30 people began an occupation of the Democracy Center on Monday, the latest and most drastic attempt by activists to stop the Foundation for Civil Leadership, the center’s financial supporter, from closing the center for renovations.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi Hoekstra

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Distances Herself from Social Science Dean’s Calls for Faculty Speech Limits

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said on Monday that she would not sanction faculty members who criticize Harvard’s administration, forcefully distancing herself from an op-ed written by one of her own top deans.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools COO David Murphy Appointed Interim Superintendent

Cambridge Public Schools Chief Operating Officer David Murphy will serve as interim CPS superintendent beginning Monday, the Cambridge School Committee announced in a meeting last Tuesday.

American Repertory Theater New Location Plan
Student Life

American Repertory Theater Begins Construction on New Home in Harvard’s Allston Campus

Construction is underway on the new location of the American Repertory Theater in Harvard’s Allston campus.

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City Politics

After 2 Fatal Collisions, Cambridge City Council Calls for Stronger Truck Regulations

The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously Monday to ask City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 to work with state and federal representatives to push for legislation mandating safety measures for trucks.

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Cambridge Schools

Eighth Grade Algebra 1 Courses Delayed Until 2026, Cambridge Officials Say

Cambridge Public Schools officials said the city’s latest attempt to implement Algebra 1 courses for all eighth graders will be delayed one year, another setback after three decades of back-and-forth over efforts to require the advanced mathematics course before high school.

Democracy Center
City Politics

‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like’: Democracy Center Affiliates Rally to Protest Closing

Nearly 100 organizers, affiliates, and Cambridge residents gathered on Mount Auburn St. Sunday afternoon to protest the July 1 closing of the Democracy Center, a meeting place for activists and nonprofit organizations.

Harvard Yard

Historic Heat Wave Reignites Debate About Lack of AC in Harvard Housing

As a heat wave descended on Cambridge, students living on campus sought relief from the scorching temperatures — just not in their dorm rooms. ​​​​​​