Crimson staff writer

Samuel E. Liu

Latest Content

Playing By His Own Rules

God of the Playing Field

For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.

 Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
City Politics

Boston City Councilor Wu ’07 Fights for Causes Close to Home

From rearing a child to struggling to support a family under stress—Michelle Wu’s personal history has shaped much of her political trajectory.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Imposes Fee on Paper Bags

The law makes Cambridge the largest city on the East Coast to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone said, and follows similar legislation in Brookline and Newton.

City Politics

Cambridge Residents Vote on $500,000 Participatory Budget

For the city's first participatory budget, Cambridge residents 12 and up will be able to vote on projects proposed by residents for city improvements.

City Politics

Officials Determine No Health Threat from Sewage Leak into Drinking Water Source

Due to the size of the Hobbs Brook Reservoir and the fact that the water goes through several stages of treatment, officials said, the raw sewage leak is of little concern for public safety.

MBTA Extension
City Politics

Boston City Councilors File Resolution in Support of Late-Night T

A one-year pilot phase of late-night T service, which keeps the T open Friday and Saturday nights up until 3 a.m., is set to expire in June unless the Massachusetts Department of Transportation decides to continue the service.

Harvard in the City

MBTA To Offer Free Fare Day Next Month

In response to multiple shutdowns of services this winter, the MBTA will offer a free fare day on April 24 and a 15 percent discount on monthly passes in May.

Courthouse of the Tsarnaev Trial

Remembering Marathon Attacks, Students Grapple with Death Penalty

Students from Boston or who were at Harvard said they felt the Marathon attack to be more personal.

Breaking News

Man Allegedly Solicited Donations at HKS for Charity Connected to ISIS

Kennedy School spokesperson Doug Gavel wrote in an emailed statement that the man has not been seen on campus since and that there appears to be no threat to the community at this time.

Courthouse of the Tsarnaev Trial

In Opening Statements, Defense Admits Guilt of Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev’s legal team openly admitted the defendant’s guilt in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings during the first day of Tsarnaev’s trial Wednesday.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

For 16th Year in a Row, Cambridge Receives AAA Credit Rating

Cambridge is one of only 34 municipalities across the country to earn the AAA rating from all three major U.S. credit rating agencies this year.


Burst Pipe in Hampden Floods Rooms

A burst pipe in a room on the top of floor of Hampden Hall—Dunster House swing housing in Harvard Square—caused flooding in rooms below it on Saturday night.

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

The “powerful and very dangerous” storm, the National Weather Service reported, will develop Saturday night through Sunday morning.

MBTA Extension

Future of Late-Night T to Open for Public Debate

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will host a series of public hearings in March to help decide the future of the pilot program that keeps the T open late on the weekends.

Tobacco Age Increase
Cambridge City Council

Businesses Prepare for Minor Sales Losses after Tobacco Purchase Age Raised

Business owners say amendments will hurt tobacco sales, but not enough to force them to close down.