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Caroline K. Hsu

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Harvard Undergraduates Form Forward-Thinking Jewish Union

Around a dozen Jewish undergraduates formed the Harvard Forward-Thinking Jewish Union last semester to create a space for students to engage in discussions questioning Zionism and Jewish life on campus.

Campus Rabbi Getzel Davis Address Crowd at Harvard Yard Shabbat Table Installation

Chaplains Discuss Being a ‘Good Neighbor’ at Harvard Dialogues Panel

Five Harvard chaplains discussed the importance of dialogue and listening to opposing viewpoints amid ongoing tensions on campus in the wake of violence in the Middle East at a Tuesday panel.

Painted Burro
Harvard Square

Latin American Restaurant Painted Burro Gallops Into Harvard Square

Painted Burro, a Latin American restaurant and tequila bar, opened its third location in Harvard Square last Monday.

The Garage
Harvard Square

Renovations to the Garage Mall in Harvard Square Stalled Until ‘Major, Quality Tenant’ Identified

Since unveiling plans to completely transform the Garage in 2021, the developer’s president said the company is “choosing not to proceed” with the building’s redevelopment until it finds a “major, quality tenant.”

Joe's Pizza
Food and Drink

Joe’s Pizza Expands its Dough-main into Harvard Square

New York-based chain Joe’s Pizza welcomed customers on Sept. 15, bringing the iconic taste of its NYC-style pizza to Harvard Square.

Circus Coop Cafe
Food and Drink

Funny Business: Circus Cooperative Cafe Opens in Former Darwin’s Location in Cambridge

The Circus Cooperative Cafe — located in the recently closed Darwin’s cafe and run by some of its former employees — opened Sept. 12 on the outskirts of Harvard Square after a soft opening two days earlier for friends and family.

Las Palmas
Harvard Square

Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Puts Down New Roots in Former Jefe’s Location

Las Palmas, a restaurant serving up dishes inspired by the Dominican Republic, relocated this summer to a new space just one block away from its former home in Smith Campus Center.

Rodney's Bookstore
Harvard Square

Rodney’s Bookstore Turns a New Page in Harvard Square

Nearly three years after closing in Central Square in 2020, Rodney’s Bookstore has found its new home in Harvard Square.

Friendly Toast
Harvard Square

Friendly Toast Lands Butter Side Up In Harvard Square

Friendly Toast, an all-day brunch restaurant and bar, unveiled its new home in Harvard Square in late July.

Eric Johnson Courtesy

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.

Harvard Square Post-Pandemic Graphic
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.

Jenna Cea-Curry, Owner of The Attic
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.

IOP Forum Ukraine War Crime Documentation

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.