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Allston and Charles River
Harvard in the City

Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval

Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Harvard, MIT Students Denounce Schools’ Push to Use Global Carbon Offsets to Satisfy Proposed City Requirement

Ninety students from Harvard and MIT penned an open letter Wednesday supporting Cambridge’s proposed Green New Deal legislation while criticizing the two universities’ push to use global carbon offsets to satisfy the proposed emission reductions without paying compliance fees.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard in the City

Harvard Researchers Uncover Causes of Hyperinflammation Accompanying Severe Covid

A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.

Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard in the City

‘An Exceptional Job’: Allston Residents and Harvard Students Commend the Ed Portal

Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.

Enterprise Research Campus
City Politics

‘Willing to Run a Marathon’: Allston-Brighton Residents Push Back on Harvard’s Expansion

The Coalition for a Just Allston and Brighton, a group of Allston-Brighton residents and non-profit organizations, led a protest condemning Harvard’s expansion plans in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood earlier this month.

Danielle Allen Campaign Launch
City Politics

Harvard Professors Discuss Black History at Cambridge Forum Event

Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen, who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Massachusetts, spoke at a panel on Black history at the Cambridge Forum on Monday.

Harvard Management Company
College

‘A Black Hole of Information’: Experts Evaluate Harvard’s Net-Zero Emissions Pledge

As the Harvard Managment Company works toward achieving its pledge, climate and financial experts weighed in on the challenges the company faces, including difficulties obtaining data on and measuring the emissions of its partners.

Security Guard Protest
On Campus

Security Guard Protest

Protestors gathered on Massachusetts Avenue to rally for a fair contract between Harvard's security guard union and Securitas.

Boston City Hall
Harvard in the City

PILOT Action Group Hosts Forum to Call on Tax-Exempt Institutions to Invest in Cities

The Massachusetts “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” Action Group hosted a virtual statewide forum Tuesday to discuss the group’s commitment to calling on tax-exempt institutions to invest in city development.

Harvard Art Museums
Harvard in the City

Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments Win Architecture Awards

Two Cambridge-based complexes — the Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments — received architectural awards from the Boston Society of Architecture last month.

Town and Gown
City Politics

Harvard Presents 25th Annual ‘Town Gown’ Report to Cambridge City Officials

Harvard representatives presented the 25th annual Town Gown report, detailing the University’s sustainability, diversity, and infrastructure goals in Cambridge, to city officials during a virtual Planning Board meeting Tuesday evening.

Cambridge Covid-19 Data
Harvard in the City

'Not Out of the Woods Yet': Cambridge Looks to the Future of Pandemic Post-Omicron Peak

The Cambridge Health Department released findings showing that the peak of Omicron cases occurred in early January, but cases remain high in the area.

Harvard in the City

Harvard is Cambridge’s Top Employer for 22nd Consecutive Year

Harvard has been named the largest employer in the City of Cambridge for the twenty-second consecutive year.

Harvard Dental School
Harvard in the City

Harvard Dental School

Faculty of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine extended the school's hours in an effort to ensure that students would graduate despite pandemic restrictions.

Starbucks Closing
Harvard in the City

Matcha Devastation as Students Venti About HSQ Starbucks’ Unexpected Closing

Ten years after debuting in Harvard Square, the Starbucks located at 1380 Massachusetts Avenue closed on Sunday, with the Harvard Shop set to take its place in 2022.

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