Harvard in the City
Harvard Awards $200,000 in Grants to Allston Nonprofits in 15th Year of Partnership Fund
Harvard announced grants totaling $200,000 to 20 different organizations and programs in Allston as part of the Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund at a ceremony last Thursday.
Advocates Call for Greater Accountability for Harvard, Other Nonprofits at PILOT Hearing
The Boston City Council held a hearing to review its payment in lieu of taxes program Friday, hearing testimony from residents and advocates on drawbacks and potential updates to the program that Boston has run since 2011.
Environmental Group Calls on Harvard to Increase Public Access to Boathouse Docks Amid Renovations
Ongoing renovations of Harvard’s Weld and Newell Boathouses along the Charles River have recently drawn scrutiny from an environmental group advocating for increased public access to the riverside docks.
Protest Against Police Brutality Sign
Protesters hold a sign at an event against police brutality.
Students, Residents, Artists Laud the Harvard Ceramics Program
Amid the many prominent attractions on Harvard’s Allston campus, including the $1 billion Science and Engineering Complex and the Harvard Business School, a small creative haven took root at Barry’s Corner decades ago: the Harvard Ceramics Studio.
For 11th Year in a Row, Harvard Falls Short of Boston’s PILOT Request
For the 11th consecutive year, Harvard did not pay the full amount requested by the City of Boston as part of a program in which nonprofits voluntarily give money to the city in lieu of taxes.
Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval
Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.
Harvard, MIT Students Denounce Schools’ Push to Use Global Carbon Offsets to Satisfy Proposed City Requirement
Ninety students from Harvard and MIT penned an open letter Wednesday supporting Cambridge’s proposed Green New Deal legislation while criticizing the two universities’ push to use global carbon offsets to satisfy the proposed emission reductions without paying compliance fees.
Harvard Researchers Uncover Causes of Hyperinflammation Accompanying Severe Covid
A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.
‘An Exceptional Job’: Allston Residents and Harvard Students Commend the Ed Portal
Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.
‘Willing to Run a Marathon’: Allston-Brighton Residents Push Back on Harvard’s Expansion
The Coalition for a Just Allston and Brighton, a group of Allston-Brighton residents and non-profit organizations, led a protest condemning Harvard’s expansion plans in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood earlier this month.
Harvard Professors Discuss Black History at Cambridge Forum Event
Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen, who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Massachusetts, spoke at a panel on Black history at the Cambridge Forum on Monday.
‘A Black Hole of Information’: Experts Evaluate Harvard’s Net-Zero Emissions Pledge
As the Harvard Managment Company works toward achieving its pledge, climate and financial experts weighed in on the challenges the company faces, including difficulties obtaining data on and measuring the emissions of its partners.
PILOT Action Group Hosts Forum to Call on Tax-Exempt Institutions to Invest in Cities
The Massachusetts “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” Action Group hosted a virtual statewide forum Tuesday to discuss the group’s commitment to calling on tax-exempt institutions to invest in city development.
Security Guard Protest
Protestors gathered on Massachusetts Avenue to rally for a fair contract between Harvard's security guard union and Securitas.
Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments Win Architecture Awards
Two Cambridge-based complexes — the Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments — received architectural awards from the Boston Society of Architecture last month.
Harvard Presents 25th Annual ‘Town Gown’ Report to Cambridge City Officials
Harvard representatives presented the 25th annual Town Gown report, detailing the University’s sustainability, diversity, and infrastructure goals in Cambridge, to city officials during a virtual Planning Board meeting Tuesday evening.
'Not Out of the Woods Yet': Cambridge Looks to the Future of Pandemic Post-Omicron Peak
The Cambridge Health Department released findings showing that the peak of Omicron cases occurred in early January, but cases remain high in the area.
Harvard is Cambridge’s Top Employer for 22nd Consecutive Year
Harvard has been named the largest employer in the City of Cambridge for the twenty-second consecutive year.
Harvard Dental School
Faculty of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine extended the school's hours in an effort to ensure that students would graduate despite pandemic restrictions.
Matcha Devastation as Students Venti About HSQ Starbucks’ Unexpected Closing
Ten years after debuting in Harvard Square, the Starbucks located at 1380 Massachusetts Avenue closed on Sunday, with the Harvard Shop set to take its place in 2022.
‘Deeply Disappointed’: Harvard-Allston Task Force Calls on Bacow to Increase Collaboration
The Harvard-Allston task force penned a letter Wednesday to University President Lawrence S. Bacow calling for greater “accountability” and outreach around Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus development.
Harvard Alum Michelle Wu ’07 Elected Boston’s 56th Mayor
Boston City Councilor and Harvard alum Michelle Wu ’07 will become Boston’s 56th mayor, the first woman and person of color elected in the city’s history, following a decisive victory over City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George Tuesday.
Lanier Appeal Hearing
Attorneys Josh D. Koskoff, left, and Ben L. Crump, right, accompany Tamara K. Lanier on her way to a press conference after their hearing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston in November 2021.
Lanier Versus Harvard
Civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump, right, alongside Tamara K. Lanier at a press conference Monday after a hearing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.