Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 at The Crimson

Mass. Governor Maura Healey ’92 Praises Harvard’s ‘Eye-Opening’ Diversity, Pledges to Uphold Equity in Higher Ed

Hours after the inauguration of University President Claudine Gay Friday, Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 told The Crimson that Harvard would have a willing partner in the governor’s office under her administration.

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Harvard University Police Leads Massachusetts College Campus Police Forces in Sustained Complaints, Ranks Fifth Statewide in Database

The Harvard University Police Department had the fifth-most “sustained complaints” of 273 Massachusetts law enforcement agencies, according to a newly released state database of police disciplinary records over nearly 40 years.

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City Politics

A Crimson Commonwealth: The Harvard Alumni Who Run Massachusetts

As Harvard affiliates continue to interact with and fill the Massachusetts government, it often falls to the University’s own to create policy and settle disagreements that directly affect Harvard. How does their time at the University influence the way they approach these disputes, and what is the effect of Harvard’s impact on Massachusetts leaders?

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Cambridge City Council

Local Residents, Harvard Affiliates Rally to Close Memorial Drive to Vehicle Traffic Saturdays and Sundays

Cambridge residents and Harvard affiliates gathered at the John W. Weeks Bridge Saturday to rally against the decision to close Memorial Drive to traffic only on Sundays.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Support State Bill to Eliminate MCAS Graduation Requirement

The Cambridge School Committee voted unanimously to support the Thrive Act, a bill in the Massachusetts State Legislature to eliminate the state’s MCAS standardized testing requirement for high school graduation.

HMS Holmes Society

Harvard Med School Instructor to Serve as Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Harvard Medical School instructor Robert H. Goldstein will serve as the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the DPH announced in a press release Monday.

Massachusetts State House

Proposed Mass. Bill Seeks to End Legacy and Donor Preferences in Higher Ed Admissions

The Massachusetts House is considering a bill that would require higher education institutions like Harvard to pay a fee for admissions processes that consider legacy status or relationships to donors or that include an early decision plan.

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MBTA in ‘Crisis’: Mass Slowdowns Frustrate Riders, Add to T’s Woes

Boston-area commuters are facing a slew of new slowdowns and service disruptions on the T as a regular state inspection of the Red Line track in early March led to emergency, system-wide speed restrictions.

Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House

Cambridge Health Alliance

Massachusetts Launches Community Behavioral Health Center at Cambridge Health Alliance

Former Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 and Lt. Governor Karyn E. Polito rolled out new healthcare programs for residents regardless of health insurance status to a network of 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers across the state last month.


Harvard Chief Technology Officer to Step Down for Healey Administration Post

Harvard Chief Technology Officer Jason Snyder will lead the Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 announced Wednesday.


Healey Holds Commanding Lead Over Diehl in Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Two weeks after the Massachusetts state primary, Maura T. Healey ’92 appears to be the governor-in-waiting.

State House

Candidates Make Final Push Ahead of Massachusetts Primaries — Including at Harvard

On the final weekend ahead of the Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday, State Senator Eric P. Lesser ’07 returned to his old stomping grounds.

Mass General Hospital

‘This Is Our Fight Against Cancer’: Researchers Find HIV Drug Promising for Cancer Treatment

Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that lamivudine, a commonly used drug for HIV treatment, showed promise in combating metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Massachusetts Awards SEAS $3 Million for Wearable Tech Research

The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a state agency, has awarded Harvard $3 million to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable technologies.