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Unable to Research Abroad, Juniors Adapt Theses Topics, Techniques, and Timelines

Juniors in the Class of 2022 hoping to pursue thesis-related research abroad have had to adjust their travel and thesis plans in accordance with public health guidelines and University travel restrictions.

Sondra Anton
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Student Coordinates Open Letter to United Nations Calling for Human Rights Accountability in Sri Lanka

Sondra R. P. Anton, a second-year student at Harvard Law School, has coordinated an open letter to the United Nations calling on the Human Rights Council to create a new resolution to promote accountability for human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

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From ‘Outrageous Betrayal’ to ‘More Regular Order’: How A Pivot in American Immigration Policy Will Affect Harvard

President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to roll out a far-reaching overhaul of federal immigration laws Wednesday, his Inauguration Day, a relief to many Harvard affiliates who have spent four years fighting the Trump administration's harsh immigration policy.

Opposition to Cookies
Harvard Square

Opposition Mounts to Cookies Cannabis Store in Harvard Square

Cookies, a cannabis store, was given the green light to come to Cambridge in September, but some residents are unhappy about the visibility of the real estate the dispensary will occupy in Harvard Square.

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Cambridge Strengthens Emergency Mask Order in Response to Infection Rate Increase

The City of Cambridge will require everyone over the age of two to wear face masks in indoor common areas and all outdoor spaces starting Oct. 2.

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City Politics

City Council Approves 18-Month Extension of City Manager’s Contract

The Cambridge City Council approved an 18-month extension of City Manager Louis A. DePasquale’s contract in a 6-3 vote at a meeting Monday evening.

City Council Meeting

City Council Evaluates Disaster Relief Fund, Seeks Additional Support for Minority-Owned Businesses

The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday evening requesting city personnel to support Black and minority business owners applying for financial assistance from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund.

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Harvard Square

Cookies Cannabis Shop Rolling Into Harvard Square Amid Concerns from Residents

Cookies — a California-based, minority-operated marijuana dispensary chain – is set to open its doors in Cambridge and occupy the former Staples Inc. space within the Crimson Galleria.

Cambridge City Hall

Health Department Confirms More Than 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Cambridge

The Cambridge Public Health Department reported Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in Cambridge had surpassed 1,000.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Announces Shared Street Pilot to Support Social Distancing

Cambridge will implement a pilot program allowing residents to walk, bike, and drive in both directions on select roadways, the City announced Thursday.

Sumbul Siddiqui
City Politics

A 'Level-Headed' Leader: A Look at Mayor Siddiqui’s First Term as Cambridge’s Mayor Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

There was no way for Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui to expect that combatting the novel coronavirus pandemic would become her top priority as a first-term mayor.

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Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Talks COVID-19 Response at Fast Forum

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about the challenges of leading through a crisis — as well as the “supportive” response of the City of Cambridge — in a virtual forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

City Manager Requires Cambridge Residents to Wear Masks, Per Emergency Order

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale issued an emergency order Monday requiring all people in the city to wear face masks in public places, businesses, and common areas of residential buildings during the coronavirus crisis.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Members Say Pandemic Has Shifted Priorities, Timeline for Reopening Remains Unclear

Cambridge City Council members Alanna M. Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, and Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler say shifting the Council’s priorities toward the coronavirus pandemic has been frustrating, but necessary.

Harvard Square Restaurant Order
Cambridge City Council

City Councilor Nolan Submits Order to Aid Local Restaurants by Restricting Delivery App Commission Fees

Cambridge City Councilor Patricia M. Nolan ’80 submitted a policy order Saturday to aid local restaurants relying on food delivery apps to support their operations.