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Cambridge

Christine Elow Becomes First Woman to Lead Cambridge Police Department

Christine A. Elow was sworn in as commissioner of the Cambridge Police Department earlier this week, making her the first woman ever to lead the force.

DAY 3
FAS

Harvard Not Required To Pay Charles Lieber’s Legal Fees, Court Rules

Harvard is not obligated to pay the legal fees of convicted Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber, Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday.

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Year in Photos

The Photos That Captured 2021

The Crimson looks back at 2021 in photos, examining the images of a year that, like the previous one, took place in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Harvard Square

Brattle Square Florist to Close After 104 Years

After more than a century in Harvard Square, Brattle Square Florist will close its iconic storefront at the end of the month.

DAY 5
FAS

In Day 5 of Trial, Investigators Say Lieber’s Alleged False Statements Impeded Federal Inquiries

Federal officials testified in court Monday that alleged false statements made by Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber prevented government authorities from fully exploring his ties to China.

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University

Harvard Will Require Covid Booster Shots with Omicron Variant 'Likely' Spreading on Campus

Grappling with its worst on-campus Covid-19 surge since the start of the pandemic, Harvard announced Thursday that it will require affiliates to receive Covid-19 booster shots during the spring semester.

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College

Visual Story: Looking Back on the Fall Semester, In Animations

Here’s a look back — in animation form — at what the fall had in store at the University.

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Faculty

Charles Lieber’s Trial Begins Tuesday: Here’s What You Need to Know

Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber is set to stand trial Tuesday on six federal charges related to his ties to the Chinese government, nearly two years after his initial arrest.

Shopping Week Rally
Student Life

FAS Committee Recommends Scrapping Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration

A Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee released a proposal recommending the College replace its current “shopping week” course registration system with a system of previous-term registration.

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Visual Arts

‘Exceeded My Expectations’: Student Performers Laud Return to In-Person Programming

After more than a year of adapting to virtual programming, Harvard’s vibrant performing arts groups have roared back to life. Though they have faced challenges adhering to Covid-19 restrictions, artists said the ability to come together in person again is well-worth it.

Primal Scream
College

No Pants? Snow Problem. Primal Scream Makes a Hollering Comeback

Baring it all in the season’s first snowfall, hundreds of Harvard students gathered outside Wednesday night in jackets, underwear, and little else to resume the boisterous tradition of streaking around Harvard Yard the midnight before finals.

Back On Campus
College

‘A Slow Rebuild’: Undergraduates Reflect on In-Person Semester

After his freshman year was truncated by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Roderick P. “Roddy” Emley ’23-’24 said he is slowly adjusting to life back on campus.

Supreme Court
College

Biden Administration Backs Harvard in Admissions Lawsuit

The Biden administration backed Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process in a brief filed to the Supreme Court Wednesday, recommending that the Court reject an appeal challenging the use of affirmative action in the school’s admissions process.

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Research

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $500 Million for AI Institute at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ’07 pledged $500 million over the next 15 years to found the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced Tuesday.

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College

Students from Southern Africa Cancel Winter Travel Plans Due to Omicron Travel Ban

After the United States banned travel from several countries in southern Africa due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, Harvard undergraduates from the region lamented that they will not return home over winter recess for fear of not being able to return to campus.

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