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Harvard Red Line Station Charlie Card Machines
Cambridge

MBTA to Launch Tap to Pay Card Readers in August

Contactless payments will be accepted on all buses, trollies, and gated subway stations beginning Aug. 1, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced Tuesday.

Harvard Forest Fisher Museum Entrance
University News

UMaine Grad Student Marcos Rodríguez Dies Suddenly at Harvard Forest Research Program

J. Marcos Rodríguez, a graduate student at the University of Maine, died suddenly at Harvard Forest on Tuesday.

American Repertory Theater New Location Plan
Student Life

American Repertory Theater Begins Construction on New Home in Harvard’s Allston Campus

Construction is underway on the new location of the American Repertory Theater in Harvard’s Allston campus.

City Hall Cyclists Vigil
Cambridge City Council

‘We Cannot Go Backward on Bike Safety’: More Than 200 Gather at City Hall to Mourn Killed Cyclists

More than 200 people attended a vigil outside Cambridge City Hall Monday evening to mourn the deaths of two Cambridge cyclists killed in traffic collisions this month and call for expanded bicycle safety infrastructure across the city.

6/21 Fatal Bike Crash
Cambridge

24-Year-Old Cyclist Killed in Collision With Truck Near Kendall Square

A cyclist, identified as a 24-year-old Cambridge woman, died following a collision with a truck Friday morning near Kendall Square.

Bike Incident 06/06/2024
City Politics

City Council Defers Bike Lane Discussion Following Friday’s Fatal Crash

The death of a cyclist in a Friday collision with a box truck was not discussed in depth at Monday’s Cambridge City Council, but is certain to add urgency and emotion to a longstanding debate over bike safety in Cambridge.

Bike Crash Site
Cambridge

Cyclist Killed in Collision With Truck at DeWolfe and Mount Auburn Streets

A Florida woman was killed in a collision with a truck while riding her bicycle at the intersection of DeWolfe Street and Mount Auburn St. around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Karen Thornber
FAS

Karen Thornber Named Harvard’s Next Faculty Director of Derek Bok Center

Karen L. Thornber, a professor of Literature and East Asian Studies, will serve as the next Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at 2007 Class Day Ceremony
Politics

‘Tabloid Interest’: The Class of 1999 Looks Back on The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

A President was getting impeached for the first time in 130 years, but Harvard students were more focused on finals.

Sonia Sotomayor Awarded Radcliffe Medal
Radcliffe Institute

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Talks Justice, Civic Engagement at Radcliffe Day

Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor discussed the strains of serving on a rightward-shifting court while speaking  at Harvard’s annual Radcliffe Day ceremony, at which she was awarded the 2024 Radcliffe Medal.​​​​​​​

Peoples Commencement 2024
Student Groups

Church Says It Did Not Authorize ‘People’s Commencement’ Protest After Harvard Graduation Walkout

The leadership of Harvard-Epworth Church said they were angered and dismayed that the church became the site of a large-scale pro-Palestine protest.

Athletic Recruitment Graphic
Admissions

‘A’ Game: How Harvard Recruits its Student-Athletes

While some have raised concerns about Harvard’s ability to recruit top athletes without name, image, and likeness collectives, others have begun to ask a larger question: should Harvard be recruiting at all?

Dean of Financial Aid and Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons ’67
College

Harvard College Yield Rises Even After Tumultuous Year, Admissions Dean Says

Over 84 percent of Harvard College’s admitted Class of 2028 will be enrolling, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 announced in his Class Day address to the Class of 2024.

Fitzsimmons Feature Graphic
College

‘Last One Standing’: William R. Fitzsimmons ’67, the Keeper of Harvard’s Gates

William R. Fitzsimmons ’67, Harvard College Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, served for decades as chief architect of Harvard’s admissions program — including through Harvard’s turmoil in court.

Massachusetts Hall
Alumni

Harvard Motions To Dismiss Alumni Lawsuit Alleging Devaluation of Degrees Due to Antisemitism

Harvard asked a federal judge in Boston to dismiss a lawsuit by alumni alleging that antisemitism on campus has “significantly diminished” the value of their degrees in a Monday afternoon filing.

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