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Brandon L. Kingdollar

Crimson staff writer Brandon L. Kingdollar can be reached at brandon.kingdollar@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @newskingdollar.

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Harvard Proposes New Site for the American Repertory Theater in Allston

Harvard proposed a new site for its American Repertory Theater in Allston on Thursday, asking members of the Harvard Allston Task Force to weigh in on a prospective location near its athletic complex.

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Allston

How Harvard Moved Into Allston

Roughly one-third of Allston's land belongs to Harvard. But the University faces a decades-old distrust among some residents.

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Court

Judge Denies Harvard Professor Charles Lieber's Request for a New Trial

A federal judge on Thursday rejected Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber's request for a new trial, another legal blow to the embattled research chemist, who was convicted last year of lying to the government about his ties to a Chinese-government run recruitment program.

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Crime

Cambridge Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Driving Drunk, Striking Three Motorcyclists

An off-duty Cambridge Police officer was arrested Monday morning for driving while intoxicated following a crash with three motorcyclists.

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Student Groups

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Libel Lawsuit Against Harvard, The Crimson

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a libel lawsuit filed against Harvard and The Crimson by a former University employee, upholding a lower court’s ruling.

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Court

Former Harvard Fencing Coach, College Parent to Go on Trial for Bribery in December

Former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and Harvard College parent Jie “Jack” Zhao will go on trial in December on charges they allegedly conspired to secure admission to Harvard for Zhao’s two sons with bribes totaling $1.5 million.

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Allston

City of Boston Approves First Phase of Harvard’s Allston Campus Expansion

The city of Boston on Thursday approved the first phase of Harvard’s proposed campus expansion in Allston, a major advancement in the University’s efforts to build a vast development complex in the neighborhood, where it has run into vocal opposition.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval

Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.

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Allston

At BPDA Meeting, Harvard Affordability and Green Space Commitments Draw Skepticism from Some Allston Residents

An agreement announced Tuesday that will allow Harvard to move forward with the first stage of its developments in Allston is similar to a proposal the University unveiled at a public meeting on June 30, which some residents said wasn’t enough to address their concerns.

Harvard Management Company
Endowment

Harvard Management Company Endorses Some Environmental Regulations in SEC Letter

The Harvard Management Company advocated for new environmental disclosure rules under consideration by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, while pushing back against the proposal’s broadest reporting mandate in a letter to the SEC.

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Crime

Crime Hits Five-Year High in Cambridge, According to Annual CPD Report

Cambridge’s crime total hit a five-year high in 2021 with 2,598 serious crimes reported, according to the Cambridge Police Department’s annual crime analysis.

SCOTUS
Politics

After Roe Dismantled, Harvard Experts Condemn, Defend Landmark Decision

The Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion in a landmark ruling, abandoning the nearly 50-year-old precedent established in Roe v. Wade Friday. Here’s what Harvard experts had to say.

Lanier Appeal Hearing
Museums

Mass. Supreme Court Allows Emotional Distress Claim Against Harvard to Proceed in Suit Over Photos of Enslaved People

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court overturned a lower court’s dismissal of Tamara K. Lanier’s emotional distress claim against Harvard, according to a decision released Thursday morning, allowing Lanier to continue to seek damages from the University.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Harvard, MIT Students Denounce Schools’ Push to Use Global Carbon Offsets to Satisfy Proposed City Requirement

Ninety students from Harvard and MIT penned an open letter Wednesday supporting Cambridge’s proposed Green New Deal legislation while criticizing the two universities’ push to use global carbon offsets to satisfy the proposed emission reductions without paying compliance fees.

Attorney General Merrick Garland Commencement 2020 and 2021
Commencement

Merrick Garland ’74 Calls On Graduates to Take Up Public Service, Defend Democracy at Harvard Commencement

United States Attorney General Merrick B. Garland ’74 too the stage in Harvard Yard just before 10 a.m. to address the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at their joint Commencement ceremony Sunday.

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