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Podcast: The Veritas Lab

Harvard professors are known for their cutting-edge research—and also for their effervescent and eccentric personalities. The Veritas Lab, hosted by Katelyn X. Li and Sanjana L. Narayanan, gives you a glimpse of both.

Harvard Yard

The Graduating Class of 2021 By the Numbers

Each year, The Crimson conducts a survey of Harvard College’s graduating class, collecting data about where they are headed next, how they spent their time at Harvard, and what they think of the College and the country.

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Cambridge Streets
City Politics

Cambridge Residents Begin Voting for Participatory Budget Proposals

Cambridge residents will cast ballots this week as part of the city’s participatory budgeting process, selecting their top five choices among 20 resident-submitted proposals.

City Hall
Harvard Square

Council Continues Debate Over Safety Improvements in Harvard Square

The Cambridge City Council debated measures to improve pedestrian safety in Harvard Square after testimony from the widower of a woman killed in a September crash.

Climate Protest Signs

Cambridge City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Harvard-Yale Divestment Protesters

The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution Monday evening in support of Harvard and Yale students arrested during a divestment protest at this weekend’s 136th edition of The Game.

Sustainability Building
Harvard in the City

Following $6.4 Million Renovation, Smith Playground Reopens in Allston

The renovated Smith Playground in Allston — boasting the City of Boston’s first pumptrack, a new multipurpose sports field, a street hockey rink, and an amphitheater — officially reopened to the public earlier this month.

Waiting for Results
City Politics

Preliminary Results Show Seven Incumbents, Two Challengers Elected in City Council Race

Preliminary vote counts show seven incumbents and two challengers were victorious in the race for Cambridge’s nine City Council seats, the Cambridge Election Commission announced late Tuesday night.

City Council Candidates Open Forum
City Politics

City Council Candidates Split on Affordable Housing Solution, Campaign Finance Ahead of Election

Ahead of the election, The Crimson surveyed this year’s slate on their personal backgrounds and policy positions.

Kendall Square
City Politics

27th Annual Cambridge Carnival Cancelled Following Threats of Gun Violence

The 27th annual Cambridge Carnival will not occur this year due to heightened safety concerns. The decision shortly followed a series of shootings — one of which was fatal — that occurred within 10 hours of each other near Boston’s Caribbean Carnival Parade.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Votes Down Mixed Housing Development Amendment

Participants in Monday’s Cambridge City Council meeting disagreed over a controversial petition that would amend existing zoning plans on New Street to add affordable housing units.

Cambridge Street
City Politics

As Cambridge City Council Plows Ahead With Affordable Housing Plans, Some Candidates Voice Doubts

Though the Cambridge City Council’s proposed affordable housing overlay has taken center-stage on its agenda, some candidates are not impressed.

Cambridge City Hall
Harvard in the City

As Cambridge’s Municipal Election Approaches, A Look at the Candidates and Issues

A variety of hotly contested issues are at stake this election cycle, and candidates have sought to differentiate themselves in a crowded field with a nonpartisan municipal ballot.


For the A.R.T., The Next Act

After a record-breaking donation, the American Repertory Theater is now in the spotlight.

Harvard-Radcliffe Merge
Commencement 2019

When Harvard Met Radcliffe

Though neither Harvard nor Radcliffe set a date on the books, they confirmed what had been a long time coming: a merger between the two schools would be inevitable. After much back-and-forth, Radcliffe made a public commitment in February 1969 to uniting with its neighbor in the foreseeable future.