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Without Allston, Cramped in Cambridge

With administrators projecting a minimum wait of ten years before laboratories can move to Allston, faculty and students may have to get used to the crunch.

1986 Divestment Student Activists
Commencement 2011

Protesting Apartheid

On an April night in 1986, more than 200 South Africa divestment activists erected a shantytown and a symbolic 16-foot ivory tower in front of University Hall to protest Harvard’s investment in companies doing business in South Africa.

Class of 1961

City Sees Urban Renewal

Following zoning amendments passed in the early ’60s, Cambridge began its transformation from a decrepit industrial city to a revived research-focused one.

City Politics

City Council Votes to Research Development in Kendall, Central Squares

The Cambridge City Council voted 8-0 last Monday to approve the selection of Goody Clancy & Associates, a Boston architecture and planning firm, to research potential business and residential development in Kendall and Central Squares. “Each square has its own identity,” Assistant City Manager for Community Development Brian P. Murphy ’86-87 said. “Kendall and Central are going under transformation.”


Lesley's Art Institute of Boston Moving to Porter

Lesley University has received permission to relocate the AIB from Kenmore Square in Boston to Cambridge’s Porter Square.

Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Schools Consider Reforms

A proposal to separate middle schools from elementary schools in the Cambridge Public System—known as the “Innovation Agenda”—will be discussed by the School Committee meeting on March 8, a week before it is scheduled to come up for a vote.

Achievement Gap Panel

Panel Discusses Education Gap

A group of panelists agreed that a unified vision and a tireless approach would be needed to close the nationwide “achievement gap.”

Social Sciences Division

Study: Babies Think Bigger Is Better

At an early age, human infants can perceive social hierarchy and recognize physical size as a metric of social dominance, according to a study by psychology postdoctoral fellow Lotte Thomsen.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses Community Benefits

The Cambridge City Council discussed a petition from Education First—a for-profit company that offers a range of programs centered around language learning and cultural exchange—that would expand its Cambridge offices.

Charter School
Cambridge Schools

Charter School Promotes High Expectations

“Citizenship, Commitment, Scholarship and Courage,” reads a motto painted onto a school hallway.

City Politics

City Council Expresses Concern Over Group’s Funding

The City Council voiced disapproval yesterday over funding by a wealthy Cambridge resident for the group Save Our Skyline.

Farmers' Market at Harvard
Food and Drink

Farmers' Market at Harvard

Farmers' Market at Harvard

Markets Bloom in the City

Farmers' markets at Harvard and Allston are part of an HUHDS effort to promote locally grown, organic food.

City Politics

DiDomenico, Bush Debate Mass. Issues

With nearly two weeks remaining until the election for the State Senate seat, Democratic candidate Sal N. DiDomenico and Republican candidate Barbara T. Bush continue to spar over the issues facing Massachusetts.


Obama Pushes Voters To Head to the Polls

President Barack Obama urged voters to reelect Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 at a rally in Boston on Saturday.