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Azusa M. Lippit

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The Democracy Center
Cambridge

Protesters Vacate Democracy Center, Ending Week-Long Occupation

The occupation of the Democracy Center by roughly 30 protesters ended earlier this week, a sign that a plan to close the center indefinitely for renovations will move forward despite sustained backlash from local progressive organizers.

Democracy Center
City Politics

‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like’: Democracy Center Affiliates Rally to Protest Closing

Nearly 100 organizers, affiliates, and Cambridge residents gathered on Mount Auburn St. Sunday afternoon to protest the July 1 closing of the Democracy Center, a meeting place for activists and nonprofit organizations.

Fox Club Temporary Location
Student Life

City Dismisses Appeal from Fox Club Landlord Over Zoning Code Violations

The Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeal dismissed a petition from Emma C. Wolbach, the landlord of the Fox Club’s temporary clubhouse at 6 Francis Ave., appealing fines she received after the city demanded the Fox — a Harvard final club — cease its use of the location, citing zoning violations and noise complaints.

Leverett House Diploma Ceremony
College

‘Adjust on the Fly’: Harvard Undergrads Receive Diplomas at House Ceremonies Despite Rain and Protest

Whether they chose to participate in a pro-Palestine walkout or remain seated at the University-wide Commencement, undergraduates streamed to their residential Houses Thursday afternoon to officially receive their diplomas.

Snapped Railing Outside Larsen Hall
Commencement

Large Police Response at Harvard Graduate School of Education After 2 People Fall Off Balcony

Two people fell approximately 20 feet after leaning on a railing that gave way outside the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Larsen Hall, according to Cambridge Police Department spokesperson Robert Goulston.

Senioritis Class of 2024 Feature Graphic
College

‘Crazy Times’: With Graduation Approaching, Seniors Reflect on Harvard Journey Bookended by Crisis

The Crimson spoke with dozens of seniors about their memories of a Covid-19-hued transition to college and how they reclaimed a vibrant student life amid four years bookended by crisis.

Sidechat Feature Graphic
College

Bad Karma: How Anonymous Social Media Platform Sidechat Shapes Harvard Campus Politics

Though Sidechat is often a platform for much-needed levity and humor in moments of stress, many students have raised concerns about its effectiveness as a medium for political debates and propensity for spreading negativity.

Graduation Robe and Keffiyeh at HOOP Protest
College

Harvard Prepares for Commencement Disruptions, Enlists Tutors as ‘De-Escalators’

The College enlisted a number of residential tutors across the 12 undergraduate Houses to serve as “de-escalators” during this week’s Commencement festivities as Harvard makes contingency plans for handling disruptive protests.

Stoles at Jewish Affinity Graduation
College

‘A Sense of Belonging’: Harvard Holds Inaugural Affinity Celebration for Jewish Graduates

More than 100 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Student Organization Center at Hilles Monday evening for an inaugural Jewish graduates affinity ceremony co-hosted by Harvard Hillel and the University.

Carrie Griffin Basas Speaks at Disabilities Affinity Ceremony
College

Harvard Celebrates Second Graduates with Disabilities Affinity Ceremony

Harvard kicked off its affinity graduation celebrations with its second annual celebration of graduates with disabilities in a Monday morning ceremony at the Student Organization Center at Hilles.

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine March to Garber's House
College Administration

HOOP Warns Harvard of Commencement Disruptions, Denounces Suspensions During Rally at Garber’s House

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine warned University administrators to prepare for disruptions to Commencement ceremonies during an emergency rally on Sunday.

Harvard Yard Encampment Leave of Absence Rally
College Administration

Protesters Rally Against Involuntary Leave, Rename Harvard Yard Buildings Amid Move-Out

More than 200 Harvard affiliates rallied in Harvard Yard on Friday to protest the University’s decision to place 20 students on involuntary leave for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment.​​​​​​​

Harvard Alumni Association Office
College

Harvard Struggles To Find Class Day Speaker Less Than 2 Weeks Before Ceremony

More than 10 people have declined offers to serve as the keynote speaker for Harvard College’s annual Class Day, leaving the Harvard Alumni Association scrambling to find a speaker with less than two weeks until the ceremony for undergraduate seniors.

Protesters Play Drums and Band on Buckets in Encampment
College

Harvard Encampment Members Refuse ID Checks, Raise Palestinian Flag as Tensions Rise

The students staging a pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard refused to submit to ID checks on Tuesday as tension mounted between protesters and administrators on day 14 of the occupation.

Matthews Hall
College

Freshmen Say Noise From Harvard Yard Encampment Not Disruptive, Despite DSO Email

Despite administrators saying that noise from the pro-Palestine encampment has “disrupted” freshmen living spaces, many students who live in adjacent dorm buildings said the weeklong protest has not been a disturbance.

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