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Brandon L. Kingdollar

Brandon L. Kingdollar is the Managing Editor of The Crimson's 150th Guard. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @newskingdollar.

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Time in a Bottle

I’d never had a real fight with my dad before, but this was a long time coming.

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Madras Dosa

Madras Dosa Co. is located at 22 Eliot St. in Harvard Square.

Departing Deans

First on Claudine Gay’s To-Do List: Picking Four New Deans

As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.

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Currier Student Charged with Assaulting Harvard Police Officers, Threatening Violence

A student was arrested outside Currier House last month after he allegedly assaulted police officers and threatened a school shooting at Harvard.

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Harvard Police Chief Discusses New Union Contract, Department Reform Efforts

Harvard University and its police officers’ union agreed to a new contract after nearly two years of negotiations, police chief Victor A. Clay said in an interview Tuesday.

Brand Trial

Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach Wanted $7.5 Million as Admissions Bribe, Witness Says

Shortly after the son of a wealthy Maryland businessman received a likely letter from Harvard College in 2013, Peter Brand, the school’s longtime fencing coach, had a question, a government witness told a federal jury Thursday: Where’s my $7.5 million?

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Neo-Nazi Group Threatens Residents in Harvard Square

Members of a neo-Nazi group harassed and threatened residents in Cambridge Sunday, lunging and shouting at people across the street from Quincy House.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Harvard Square

Darwin’s to Close Doors After 30 Years of Business

Darwin’s Ltd., a famous Cambridge coffee chain, announced the closure of all four of its locations on Wednesday, only two weeks after disclosing plans to close its original shop in Harvard Square.



Darwin's workers gathered at Cambridge City Hall Sunday to protest the closure of the coffee shop chain's Harvard Square location.

Harvard Square

With Harvard Square Darwin’s Location Set to Close, Workers Gather at Owners’ House

The popular Boston-area coffee chain Darwin’s Ltd. announced plans to close the store’s original Harvard Square location at the end of the month, prompting some workers to stage a protest at Cambridge City Hall on Sunday denouncing the move.

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Four Undergraduate Dorms Burglarized Over Halloween Weekend

Harvard College saw four burglaries — striking two units in Quincy House, a third in Adams House, and a fourth at 20 DeWolfe St. — over the Halloween weekend.

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Boston Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Fentanyl, Cocaine Delivered to Harvard Biology Lab

A Boston man was sentenced on Oct. 5 to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine — some of which was delivered to a Harvard biology lab.

Boston City Hall

Boston Approves $1.2 Billion Development in Fort Point

The city of Boston approved a $1.2 billion Fort Point development this month that is set to create residential, office, and biolab spaces as well as a large public park and amphitheater.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Activists Protest Police Brutality at City Hall Demonstration

A coalition of Cambridge-area activists rallied against police violence and mass incarceration during a protest in front of Cambridge City Hall on Saturday.

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Harvard Square

Anthony Ferranti ’46, Longtime Harvard Square Business Owner, Remembered as a Caring Mentor

Former employees of the Ferranti-Dege camera shop, co-founded by Anthony C. Ferranti ’46 in 1955, would affectionately refer to themselves as alumni of “Ferranti-Dege University.”