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The Game '16

Students Navigate Transportation, Housing Logistics for Harvard-Yale

One week away from the Harvard-Yale Game, College students said they are juggling a whirlwind of logistics — transportation, housing, and tickets — to adapt to coronavirus-related restrictions surrounding the Game.

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College Allows Students to Host Larger Indoor Gatherings to Expand Social Life During Covid

College students are now permitted to gather indoors in groups of up to 25 people, an increase from the previous limit of 10 people, according to University health guidelines updated last week.

Student Life

MIT Student Behind Matchmaking Service that Duped Harvard Students

The matchmaking service circulating Harvard’s campus last month that students alleged was a scam was orchestrated by an MIT undergraduate as a prank.

Harvard Yard

Students Believe They Were Scammed by Fraudulent Matchmaking Survey

After its site went down without explanation, students alleged that a matchmaking survey that circulated among Harvard students earlier this month soliciting students’ personal information was a scam.

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Harvard Students Turn to BlueBikes Amid Record Ridership in Cambridge

Now, students are turning in increasing numbers to BlueBikes, a bicycle sharing system that operates in the Boston metropolitan area, to get around.

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Food and Drink

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

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On Campus

Students Find Unwelcome Dorm Room Guests, Including Insects, Mushrooms

Though students were excited to return to Harvard’s dorms this fall, upon their arrival some found unwelcome guests, including insects and mushrooms, and crumbling infrastructure in their rooms.

Yard Closure

University Temporarily Restricts Access to Harvard Yard

The University is closing Harvard Yard to the public every evening through mid-October, requiring affiliates entering the Yard to show their Harvard ID to security guards between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m., during which only Johnston, Thayer, Widener, and Solomon Gates are open.

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Harvard Square

‘Hoedown on Holyoke’ Brings BBQ and Country Music to Harvard Square

Holyoke Street came alive Sunday as people square danced, ate barbeque, and drank beer at the “Hoedown on Holyoke,” a day-long block party organized by the Harvard Square Business Association.

Class of 2025 Convocation Steps

‘Exactly What I Needed’: Gap Year Students Reflect on Year Away from Harvard

With the return of all undergraduates this semester, many students who took a gap year said they are returning to campus with new life perspectives and updated goals for their time at Harvard.

Harvard Yard

College Postpones Crimson Jam Concert Indefinitely Amid Covid-19 Surge

Crimson Jam — an annual concert and block party organized by the College Events Board — would have featured performances in Harvard Yard Friday night by student bands and headliner B.o.B.

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The Making of a Housing Day Video

For more than a decade, the tradition of “Housing Day videos” expanded the festivities from Harvard Yard to YouTube, where several videos have received tens of thousands of views. This year, the videos also gave many freshmen a first glimpse at their Houses.

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HMS Affiliates Help Publish Novel Study on Causes of Cold-Induced Tooth Pain

Researchers from around the world, including two Harvard Medical School affiliates, announced the discovery of a new cellular function that explains how teeth sense cold temperatures and why that causes tooth pain.

Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard Economics Professor Talks Broken American Health System

William C. Hsiao, an Economics professor emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, spoke about the problems with America’s health system and the potential benefits of a single-payer system during a HSPH webinar on Thursday.


Harvard Center Helps Improve Communication of Quantum Science Concepts in American Sign Language

Harvard’s Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and the Learning Center for the Deaf are developing new signs in American Sign Language for quantum science concepts to increase accessibility in the field.