Crimson staff writer
Samuel E. Liu
God of the Playing Field
For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.
Boston City Councilor Wu ’07 Fights for Causes Close to Home
From rearing a child to struggling to support a family under stress—Michelle Wu’s personal history has shaped much of her political trajectory.
Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Imposes Fee on Paper Bags
The law makes Cambridge the largest city on the East Coast to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone said, and follows similar legislation in Brookline and Newton.
Cambridge Residents Vote on $500,000 Participatory Budget
For the city's first participatory budget, Cambridge residents 12 and up will be able to vote on projects proposed by residents for city improvements.
Officials Determine No Health Threat from Sewage Leak into Drinking Water Source
Due to the size of the Hobbs Brook Reservoir and the fact that the water goes through several stages of treatment, officials said, the raw sewage leak is of little concern for public safety.
MBTA To Offer Free Fare Day Next Month
In response to multiple shutdowns of services this winter, the MBTA will offer a free fare day on April 24 and a 15 percent discount on monthly passes in May.
Boston City Councilors File Resolution in Support of Late-Night T
A one-year pilot phase of late-night T service, which keeps the T open Friday and Saturday nights up until 3 a.m., is set to expire in June unless the Massachusetts Department of Transportation decides to continue the service.
Remembering Marathon Attacks, Students Grapple with Death Penalty
Students from Boston or who were at Harvard said they felt the Marathon attack to be more personal.
Man Allegedly Solicited Donations at HKS for Charity Connected to ISIS
Kennedy School spokesperson Doug Gavel wrote in an emailed statement that the man has not been seen on campus since and that there appears to be no threat to the community at this time.
In Opening Statements, Defense Admits Guilt of Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev’s legal team openly admitted the defendant’s guilt in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings during the first day of Tsarnaev’s trial Wednesday.