Christopher Walsh ’65, Renowned Biochemist and Harvard Medical School Professor, Dies at 78
Christopher Walsh ’65, a renowned biochemist and Harvard Medical School professor, died on Jan. 10 at the age of 78. Throughout his career, Walsh made significant contributions in the areas of enzyme function, metabolic pathways, and antibiotic biosynthesis.
Harvard and MIT Students Disrupt ExxonMobil Campus Recruitment Event to Protest Big Oil
Roughly 30 Harvard and MIT students interrupted an ExxonMobil recruiting event at MIT last Wednesday in protest against big oil companies’ contributions to climate change.
‘A New Window to the Universe’: Radcliffe Institute Reflects on Scientific History of Gravitational Waves
Dean of the MIT School of Science Nergis Mavalvala – one of the astrophysicists who first directly detected gravitational waves – gave a lecture on the scientific history of gravitational waves Tuesday at an event hosted by Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
New Harvard-MIT Biotech Center Appoints CEO, Begins Construction on Facility
The University’s new biological research and manufacturing facility appointed biotechnology industry veteran Ran Zheng as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer and began construction on a 40,000 square-foot facility in Watertown, Mass. on Thursday.
Harvard, MIT To Sell Online Learning Platform edX to Tech Startup
Harvard University and MIT will sell edX — a virtual learning initiative launched jointly by the two schools in 2012 to expand education access — to the Maryland-based tech startup 2U, Inc., the schools announced Tuesday morning.
Aphrodite Project Graphic
The Aphrodite Project uses a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to match dates.
Spyce Sizzles into Harvard Square, Complete with Automated Kitchen
Spyce, a fast-casual eatery that serves bowls and salads engineered by an automated robot kitchen, celebrated the opening of its Harvard Square location on Wednesday.
‘The Achilles Heel of Title IX’
Students pursuing complaints of sexual misconduct at institutions other than their own said they faced both logistical and psychological hurdles while seeking restitution through Title IX offices. Experts said such inter-institutional cases can fall through the cracks of Title IX legislation.
Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing Secures $76 Million in Funding, Signs Lease
The Massachusetts Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing has obtained $76 million in funding and signed a lease for a 40,000-square foot site in Watertown, Mass. for the manufacturing and innovation of new biotechnologies.
Harvard Scientists Reconsider the Possibility of Life on Venus
Researchers at Harvard, the Paris Observatory, and MIT, among other institutions, have found that Venus’s atmosphere may not contain phosphine gas, a possible indicator of life, contradicting the results of a study published last month.
‘Devastating’ and ‘Impossible’: Harvard, MIT Students Submit Declarations in ICE Lawsuit
Four Harvard students and four MIT students attested in sworn declarations submitted to the Massachusetts District Court on Monday that new Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules would have "devastating" and "impossible" effects on their lives.
Harvard Affiliates, Other Colleges and Universities File Amicus Briefs In Support of ICE Lawsuit
Ahead of a Tuesday hearing, supporters within and outside Harvard have begun to prepare and file amicus briefs in the University’s lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.
Undergraduate Council Unanimously Votes to Join Amicus Brief in Harvard-MIT Lawsuit Against ICE
The Undergraduate Council unanimously adopted legislation on July 12 to join an amicus brief in support of the ongoing Harvard-MIT lawsuit against immigration authorities, alongside student body representative groups from 15 other universities.
Former University President Faust Named to MIT Corporation
Former Harvard President Drew G. Faust was named to the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees, Corporation chair Robert B. Millard announced at the quarterly meeting Thursday.
Harvard, MIT Researchers Discover Subsets of Cells Especially Susceptible to COVID-19
Harvard and MIT researchers have found subsets of cells in the human nasal passages, lungs, and intestines that are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 infection, according to a study accepted to the scientific journal Cell Wednesday.
Harvard, MIT Undergrads Create Volunteer Tutoring Platform to Serve K-12 Students Affected by Coronavirus Crisis
A team of Harvard and MIT undergraduates has launched “CovEd,” an online platform to pair volunteer tutors with grade school students.
Harvard, MIT Donate $500,000 to Support Cambridge Temporary Emergency Shelter
Harvard and MIT donated $500,000 to a temporary emergency shelter located at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to house homeless residents, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said in a Monday press release.
Broad Institute Researchers Design COVID-19 Tests that Could Cost ‘Around Ten Dollars’
Researchers at the Broad Institute are improving and validating a COVID-19 detection protocol that could potentially take less than an hour and cost around ten dollars per test.
Harvard, MIT, Industry Leaders to Create Center for Innovation and Manufacturing Medicines
The center, which is estimated to cost $50 million dollars, will be an independent non-profit located in the Greater Boston area. The board of directors of the new center includes leaders from Harvard, MIT, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, and GE Healthcare Life Sciences.
Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop New Gene Editing Technology
A team of researchers from the Broad Institute led by Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor David R. Liu ’94 developed a novel gene-editing technique called “prime editing.”
Media Lab 1
"Reimagine This Place", an event organized by the MIT Media Lab students and staff, is an art-based fundraiser in response to the recent revelations of MIT’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein that attempts to "reimagine this place," referring to both MIT and the larger world.
Media Lab 2
Posters represent the attendees' visions for MIT's future. They will be hung around the MIT Media Lab and MIT's campus.
Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard Professor Michael Kremer
Economics Professor Michael Kremer ’85 won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with two MIT professors for their work on developing an experimental methodology for alleviating poverty around the world.
Beautiful Glass Pumpkins
Production of the hand-blown glass pumpkins occurs consistently throughout the year in order to produce 2,000 pumpkins for the annual September "pumpkin patch".
Volunteering at Pumpkin Patch
Sarah E. Malis spends her Saturday morning packaging delicate glass pumpkins with bubble wrap to keep the expensive art pieces safe.