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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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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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College

Can HUPD Reform?

Nearly a year after HUPD Chief Victor A. Clay took over the department on a pledge to reform, he faces fundamental questions about the department’s role on campus.

TD Bank Robbery
Crime

Harvard Square TD Bank Robbed for the Third Time in a Month

A TD Bank branch in Harvard Square was robbed Monday afternoon for the third time in the last month.

Department of Community Safety
City Politics

Cambridge Advances $3M Community Safety Department Proposal Seeking to Provide Non-Police Public Safety Alternatives

The Cambridge City Council Finance Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to advance a $3 million proposal for a planned Community Safety Department.

Vic Clay Police Chief
Crime

At Harvard Legacy of Slavery Event, HUPD Chief Says Modern Law Enforcement Practices are ‘Outdated’

Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay said current law enforcement recruitment and training practices are “outdated and ineffective," calling for police departments to reform during a webinar hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

HUPD Window
HUPD

Harvard Police Union and University to Enter Federal Mediation in Contract Negotiations

More than a year after Harvard’s contract with its police union expired, the two sides are set to enter federal mediation in their negotiations over a new contract.

DAY 1
Crime

Lieber Attorneys Petition District Court Judge for New Trial or Acquittal

Attorneys for Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber argued in court on Thursday that the renowned chemist’s December conviction should be overturned, alleging that the government failed to sufficiently prove its case.

Harvard Police Department
HUPD

Harvard Police Department Sees Senior Leadership Shakeup in Clay’s First Year

When longtime Harvard University Police Chief Francis D. “Bud” Riley retired in 2020, he left behind a department roiled by allegations of racism, sexism, and favoritism — part of a toxic work environment some current and former officers alleged he created.

Harvard Police
Crime

Harvard Police Arrest Suspect in String of Yard Burglaries

The Harvard University Police Department has identified a suspect who will be charged with three burglaries in a string of five that struck Harvard Yard in less than two weeks.

Burgled Dorms
Crime

Three Freshman Dorms Burglarized, Prompting HUPD Advisory

Harvard Yard was struck by three burglaries in nine days, with students in Canaday Hall, Mower Hall, and Wigglesworth Hall reporting trespassers and stolen laptops.

HUPD Substation
College

Harvard Police Department to Close Mather Substation Following Student, Faculty Complaints

The Harvard University Police Department is set to close its Mather House substation following years of outcry from students and faculty.

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HUPD

New Cambridge Police Commissioner Pledges Greater Transparency and Accountability

Cambridge Police Department Commissioner Christine A. Elow  vowed to prioritize transparency and accountability within the department in a Wednesday interview.

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