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A Legacy of Leadership in Dallas: Eric L. Johnson ’98

If Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson ’98 hadn’t met Robert Bridgeman — then the director of programs at the Phillips Brooks House Association — while walking across Harvard Yard in his freshman fall, his life of public service might not have been the same.

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Harvard Square

‘Stabilizing in the New Normal’: Harvard Square Adapts to Post-Pandemic Challenges

While Harvard Square has welcomed a bevy of new businesses in the last year — ranging from vintage clothing stores to boba tea shops to athletic facilities — a number of longstanding businesses continue to feel the lingering pains of the pandemic.

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Harvard Square

Reviving the Past: The Attic Brings 70s Fashion Back to Harvard Square

The Attic, a vintage store that boasts sustainability, opened earlier this month in hopes of adding more options to the retail clothing scene in Harvard Square.

Madras Dosa
Harvard Square

Madras Dosa Co. Brings a Dose of Dosa to Harvard Square

Madras Dosa Co., a chain specializing in customizable dosas, opened its doors last Friday with the goal of bringing South Indian food to Harvard Square.

Vico Style
Harvard Square

‘Sustainably Bougie’: Vico Style Ventures Into Harvard Square

Vico Style, a vintage fashion startup that opened last month, aims to help customers “be sustainably bougie on a budget,” according to its founder.

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Journalists, Filmmakers Discuss Ethical Dilemma of Documenting War Crimes in Ukraine at Harvard IOP Forum

Journalists and filmmakers discussed the challenges of covering the war in Ukraine ethically while also portraying the reality of the conflict at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.

Roust Coffee
Harvard Square

New Cambridge Cafe Roust Deli Delights Former Darwin’s Customers

Roust Deli, a “relaxed” cafe serving coffee and sandwiches, quietly opened its doors earlier this month in the space formerly occupied by Darwin’s Ltd. in Harvard Square.

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Harvard Square

Black Business Owners ‘Break Barriers,’ Find a ‘Niche’ in Harvard Square

In recognition of Black History Month, The Crimson interviewed the owners of Le Macaron, Oggi Gourmet, and Grolier Poetry Book Shop to learn about their lives and journeys to Harvard Square.

Milk Bar Storefront in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Spoiler Alert: Harvard Square’s Milk Bar to Expire this Sunday

Just over three years after setting up shop at one of the most prominent storefronts in Harvard Square, Milk Bar is officially shuttering its doors this Sunday.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Harvard Square

Former Darwin’s Workers to Launch Co-op Coffee Shop

Following the closure of all four locations of Darwin’s Ltd. late last year, a small group of former employees have announced plans to open a worker-owned cafe at the former Darwin’s location on Cambridge St.

Waku Waku Storefront
Harvard Square

Ramen Shop WakuWaku Walks Into Harvard Square

WakuWaku Ramen & Sake celebrated its grand opening yesterday in an event featuring live music from a DJ and futuristic decor.


Kennedy School Faculty Discuss 2022 Midterm Election Results at Harvard IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Harvard Kennedy School political experts discussed what the results mean for polarization, voter turnout, and the future of the GOP at an Institute of Politics forum Wednesday night.

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Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Calls for a Social Media ‘Timeout’ at IOP Godkin Lecture

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 called for a “timeout” on social media during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.

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Advocates Discuss Voting Rights at Harvard Panel Hosted by Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Voting rights advocates discussed ongoing litigation at the intersection of racial justice and voting rights at a virtual event hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning on Tuesday.

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Rep. Barbara Lee Makes Case for Reparations at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Barbara J. Lee (D-Calif.) called for the federal government to establish a “commission on truth, racial healing, and transformation” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.