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Yasmin Luthra

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Mass. Hall construction
On Campus

Bacow Begins Working in Massachusetts Hall as Renovation Nears Completion

The summer renovation of Massachusetts Hall prevented University President Lawrence S. Bacow from immediately taking his rightful seat in the ancestral workspace of Harvard presidents past.

The New Smith Center
Student Groups

A Look Inside the Smith Campus Center, Harvard's New 'Living Room'

When visitors enter the newly opened Smith Campus Center, they'll walk past green, plant-covered walls before grabbing a cup of coffee and finding a comfy seat.

The New Smith Center
On Campus

With Sunflowers and Snacks, Smith Center Opens Its Doors

Harvard affiliates and visitors crowded the Smith Campus Center for its public opening Tuesday. “Seeing all the plants and greenery inside of here feels like home,” said one student.

Harvard Square

Gelato 'Boutique' Amorino to Open in Harvard Square

Amorino, a high-end gelato chain, will open in Harvard Square just in time for the summer.

Dean Dingman

The Changing Face of the College Administration

The shape of the College administration differs radically from that of even a couple decades ago.

Graham Allison

'Political Feeling': Harvard and the 1992 Election

For many students at the time, 1992 was the first election in memory in which a Democrat had a real shot at the White House.

New Restaurants in the Smith Center
Drew Faust

Inside Harvard’s New 'Front Door': The Smith Campus Center

When completed, the Smith Campus Center will stand out as the crown jewel of University President Drew G. Faust’s Common Spaces initiative.

Holden Green

After Construction Debacle, Holden Green Residents Seek 'Systemic Change' to University Housing

Harvard ultimately reimbursed residents in the University-owned Holden Green apartment building three months' worth of rent to compensate for disruption caused by construction.

Robinson Hall

Robinson Hall to Undergo Accessibility-Focused Renovation

The changes will include the installation of an elevator that accesses each floor of the building as well as the addition of new restrooms and renovation of existing ones.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
On Campus

Harvard to Preserve Historical Integrity of Mass. Hall in Renovations

The Harvard Planning Office is working with the Cambridge Historical Commission on plans to renovate Massachusetts Hall—the University’s oldest building—this summer.

Rush in the Streets
Harvard in the City

Harvard Announces Truck Safety Initiative

​Harvard will install side guards on large trucks to increase cyclist and pedestrian safety, the University announced Wednesday.

Gray's Basement

Diversity Offices Move into Newly Renovated Grays Hall

Construction began in the spring of 2017 and the project was officially completed at the end of the fall, though both offices are still unpacking boxes.

Smith Center
Square Business

Smith Center On Track To Open Next Fall, Univ. Says

Isabel R. Steinhaus ’18 said she feels jealous of the students who will be around when the center opens, given construction will not end before the Class of 2018 graduates.

Hope and Despair

Climate Change Panel Talks 'Hope and Despair'

“It’s not the number one political issue and until it becomes the number one political issue, we’re not in the position I think we need to be if we want to change the scenarios."


Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Talks New Book, Sexual Harassment

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen E. Carlson spoke about her new book, "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back," on campus Tuesday afternoon.