‘Never Felt More Proud’: Harvard Students Join Tens of Thousands Running in 2023 Boston Marathon
Harvard undergraduates joined tens of thousands of runners from across the globe to complete the 127th Boston Marathon on Monday, starting from Hopkinton — a town in the MetroWest — and moving toward the finish line in Boston’s Copley Square.
Harvard Med School Instructor to Serve as Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Harvard Medical School instructor Robert H. Goldstein will serve as the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the DPH announced in a press release Monday.
Advancing to State House, Boston Rent Control Proposal Remains Up in the Air
The Boston City Council passed last month a rent control measure to limit annual rent increases to 10 percent, advancing a proposal drafted by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 to the State Legislature.
MBTA in ‘Crisis’: Mass Slowdowns Frustrate Riders, Add to T’s Woes
Boston-area commuters are facing a slew of new slowdowns and service disruptions on the T as a regular state inspection of the Red Line track in early March led to emergency, system-wide speed restrictions.
Boston Appoints New ‘Night Czar’ to Improve Nightlife, But Skepticism Remains Over City’s Social Scene
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 appointed Corean Reynolds as Boston’s first director of nightlife economy in February, calling the new position a part of her administration’s plan to help the city’s economy bounce back from the challenges of the pandemic.
Harvard Graduate School of Design Graduate Tapped as Vice Chair of Civic Design Commission
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the appointment of Linda Eastley, an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, to the vice chair of the Boston Civic Design Commission in late February.
MBTA Ceiling Panel Falls and Nearly Strikes Rider, Prompting System-Wide Inspection
After a ceiling panel fell and nearly hit a rider at the Harvard Square station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line Wednesday afternoon, the transit system began an audit of all similar panels on Friday.
‘Evolving’ Boston Pride Returns Under New Leadership
Boston Pride for the People will be hosting the first Boston Pride parade and festival since 2019 this June, bringing back the event after the previous group — the Boston Pride Committee — dissolved and left the city without a parade in 2022.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Names Members of City Reparations Task Force
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the 10 members of the newly-formed Reparations Task Force to “study the lasting impacts of slavery in Boston,” according to a Feb. 7 press release.
Lech and Specht Vow to ‘Free Harvard’ if Elected
Harvard Undergraduate Association presidential candidates Zachary J. Lech ’24 and Ivan O.A. Specht ’24 said, if elected, they aim to “free Harvard” by improving mental health resources, affordability, and social life.
Allston Residents Express Skepticism over Wu’s BPDA Reforms
Following a Jan. 25 announcement by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 of her plans to reform the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Allston advocates expressed skepticism over whether the changes would substantially benefit their neighborhood.
Academics and Advocates Discuss Reparations for Slavery at Harvard IOP Forum
Scholars and activists discussed reparatory justice movements for Black Americans and the legacy of reparations pioneer Callie House at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.
Harvard Dining to Offer Expanded Meal Options in Spring Semester in Response to Survey
Harvard University Dining Services announced on Tuesday that it will roll out an array of updates to meal offerings for the spring semester, including new lunch options and international-themed brunches and dinners.
Fifty Years After Roe Decision, Harvard Radcliffe Institute Hosts Conference on Abortion in America
Hundreds gathered at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for a two-day conference about abortion rights and legislation in the United States on Thursday evening and Friday.
At First State of the City Address, Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Promises City Planning Overhaul
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 promised to overhaul the city’s urban planning strategy and build more affordable housing during her first State of the City address on Wednesday evening.
Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions
Michael Smith Returns To Administration As Interim SEAS Dean
‘Happy Place’ Review: An Ambitious Emily Henry Novel
The Hardest Courses at Harvard