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City Politics

Flat Tires: How A Divisive Debate Over Cambridge Bike Lanes Left Everyone Unsatisfied

As construction slowly moves forward on bike lanes, the physical separation on a growing number of Cambridge streets has come to represent a bitter division in the city’s politics — and many in the city are at a loss for how it can be bridged.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

‘Endangered’: Drew Faust Passionately Defends Higher Education at Harvard PBK Ceremony

Former University President Drew Gilpin Faust offered an impassioned defense of higher education and denounced politicians for “denigrating and destroying” the academy during her keynote address to Phi Beta Kappa honorees on Tuesday.

Capitol Hill Through the Trees
Central Administration

Interim Harvard President Alan Garber Takes the Political Battle to Washington

Interim President Alan Garber is visiting Washington to rebuild Harvard’s relationships with White House officials and members of Congress as he attempts to guide the University out of crisis.

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Central Administration

Harvard’s Next Presidential Search Will Face New Challenges Amid Attacks on DEI

Like it or not, the selection of Harvard’s 31st president will inevitably be viewed by key stakeholders through the prism of identity politics — and it’s like that more people will be disappointed than pleased.

Nancy Pelosi Comes to Harvard
Politics

Alums Disrupt Nancy Pelosi at Harvard Club of San Francisco Event in Pro-Palestine Protest

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she delivered a keynote speech at the Harvard Club of San Francisco’s 150th anniversary event Monday evening.​​​​​​​

Capital
Central Administration

Rep. Auchincloss Says Harvard’s Federal Funding ‘Needs To Be on the Table’

Harvard should potentially lose federal funding over its handling of campus antisemitism, Representative Jake D. Auchincloss ’10 (D-Mass.) said in an interview on Sunday.

Alice Stewart and Michael Oved
Student Groups

CNN Commentator, Harvard IOP Board Member Alice Stewart Remembered for ‘Extraordinary Commitment’ to Students

In the summer of 2023, Alice Stewart — a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who served on the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee — invited Abigail L. Carr ’25 to go on a walk near Stewart’s home in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jim Acosta IOP
IOP

Alice Stewart, CNN Political Commentator and Harvard Institute of Politics Board Member, Dies at 58

Alice Stewart, a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who was best known at Harvard for her dedication to undergraduate students as a member of the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee, died early Saturday morning. She was 58.

Allston Houses
Crime

Boston Police Say Crime Has Fallen, Pledge Transparency at Allston-Brighton Meeting

The Boston Police Department told Allston-Brighton residents that crime across the neighborhood fell significantly this year at a Tuesday meeting, despite upticks in mental health-related 911 calls and longer-running burglary issues in the area.

City Council Meeting 3/4/24
City Politics

Council Approves Cambridge Public School Budget, Including $1 Million For Standardized English Curriculum

The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to approve Cambridge Public Schools’ $268 million budget for fiscal year 2025, including $1 million to implement a new aligned English Language Arts curriculum across all elementary schools next fall.

HUPD Chief Victor Clay
Crime

HUPD ‘Far More Vigilant’ on Campus Amid Increased Threats Against Students Following Oct. 7

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay said in a Friday interview with The Crimson that the department has considerably increased their presence on campus following an increase in threats aimed at students.

John Harvard Statue with Keffiyah on Day 6
On Campus

Garber Is Taking a Patient Approach to the Harvard Encampment. So Far, It’s Working.

As the pro-Palestine occupation of Harvard Yard approaches the end of its second week, interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 has adopted a policy of strategic patience to avoid the controversies facing peer institutions.

Capital
Central Administration

House Committee’s Harvard Antisemitism Investigation Expanded to House-Wide Probe

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Republicans are expanding the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s investigation into antisemitism on college and university campuses into a House-wide probe during a Tuesday press conference.

Harvard Yard Encampment Begins
Politics

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Condemns Antisemitism at U.S. Colleges Amid Encampment at Harvard

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced “antisemitism on campuses in the United States” in a video statement released just hours after pro-Palestine Harvard students began staging an encampment in Harvard Yard on Wednesday.

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Politics

Protesters Disrupt Address by Chinese Ambassador Xie Feng at Harvard Kennedy School Event

Six people disrupted an address by Xie Feng, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, at the Harvard Kennedy School Saturday morning to protest China’s stance on Tibet, Hong Kong, East Turkestan, and Taiwan.

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