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Jennifer L. Powley

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Harvard Athletics Director Discusses Student-Athlete Inclusion in Larger Student Body

Following a 2020 Athletics Department review that found many student-athletes feel a disconnect with the broader student body, the Athletic Department wants to boost the interaction between student-athletes and the rest of campus, according to Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott.

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On Campus

‘I Don’t Think I’ve Seen People More Happy to Practice in My Life’: Harvard Athletics Director Reflects on Return to Campus

Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott said in a Friday interview that the full return to in-person athletics has “meant everything” for student-athletes.

Club Sports
Student Life

Club Athletes Report Mixed Experiences with Return to In-Person Club Sports

The return to in-person activities has drawn mixed reviews from Harvard club athletes, who report facing new team dynamics created by the pandemic and related safety protocols.

Harvard Athletics
Student Life

Student-Athletes Report Mixed Experiences with Another Season Marred by Covid-19

Harvard athletics resurrected last fall with a full competition schedule after a four-season hiatus. Since the long-awaited return, Harvard’s varsity student-athletes have reported mixed experiences practicing and playing during a pandemic.

Rats in Cambridge
City Politics

City of Cambridge Searches for Rat Liaison to Combat Rodent Scourge

The Cambridge City Council is seeking a rodent control liaison to spearhead a response to the rising rodent population in the city.

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Cambridge City Council

City of Cambridge Names Derrick Neal as Chief Public Health Officer

As chief public health officer, Neal, a Texas health administrator with more than 30 years of experience in public health, will oversee the Cambridge City Public Health Department.

City Council Meeting
Cambridge City Council

Recently-Elected Cambridge City Councilors Discuss Priorities

Ahead of their inauguration in January 2022, recently-elected Cambridge City Council members said in interviews that their priorities include addressing climate change and tackling inequity in the city.

Polling Place
City Politics

City Council Debates Contentious Measure to Limit Campaign Donations by Developers

The Cambridge City Council debated the latest proposed changes to campaign finance in city politics on Monday night.

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City Politics

Future Looks ‘Bright’ for Cambridge Post-Election, Residents and Councilors Say

Following the conclusion of a contentious campaign for Cambridge City Council, candidates and residents said they are optimistic about the future of the city’s leadership.

City Council
City Politics

Seven Incumbents, Two Challengers Secure Seats in 2021 Cambridge City Council Election

At 1:06 a.m. Wednesday morning — more than five hours after the polls closed in Cambridge — the city’s election commission announced the results of the city council election: seven incumbents would keep their seats and two challengers would join them.

City Council
City Politics

Challenger Candidates Propose Housing Plans, Government Reform in Bid for City Council

In their bids to claim a seat on the Cambridge City Council, 11 non-incumbent candidates have proposed plans to resolve the ongoing housing crisis, amend the city charter, and reduce the city manager’s power.

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Men's Crew

Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years

Harvard affiliates, tourists, and volunteers convened at the Charles River this past weekend to attend the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the world’s largest rowing events.

City Politics

Incumbent City Council Candidates Focus on Housing Crisis, Voter Engagement in Reelection Campaigns

As 19 candidates vie for Cambridge City Council this fall, the eight incumbents running for reelection are banking on their experience and accomplishments in City Hall to rally support for another term.

City Council
City Politics

City Council Candidates Lay Out Plans to Support Arts and Culture at Virtual Forum

At a virtual forum Tuesday night, 13 City Council candidates spoke on the importance of arts and culture in Cambridge and their plans to support and respond to the needs of the arts sector.

Cambridge City Council Meeting
City Politics

City Council Plans to Increase Minority Representation in Municipal Leadership

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to advance a policy order to establish a written plan designed to increase minority representation in municipal government leadership positions.