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Snapped Railing Outside Larsen Hall

Large Police Response at Harvard Graduate School of Education After 2 People Fall Off Balcony

Two people fell approximately 20 feet after leaning on a railing that gave way outside the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Larsen Hall, according to Cambridge Police Department spokesperson Robert Goulston.

Black Graduates Crowd at Sanders Theatre
Photo Essay

In Photos: Affinity Celebrations for the Class of 2024

In advance of Harvard’s Thursday Commencement exercises, graduates from across the University gathered for a series of 10 affinity celebrations on Monday and Tuesday. At the ceremonies, students heard speeches from classmates and faculty and received a stole for their affinity group.

University Hall

Nearly 500 Harvard Faculty, Staff Blast Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Protesters in Open Letter

Nearly 500 Harvard faculty and staff members signed an open letter Monday condemning the “unprecedented, disproportionate, and arbitrary” level of sanctions against pro-Palestine demonstrators who camped in Harvard Yard.

University Hall

Harvard FAS Faculty Largely Dismayed by State of Academic Freedom on Campus, Per Survey

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences is broadly pessimistic about the current state of academic freedom at the University, according to The Crimson’s annual FAS survey.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP Close-Up
Central Administration

Summers Suggests Members of Harvard Corporation Should Resign After House Committee Report

Former Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers suggested members of the Harvard Corporation should resign in a Thursday post on X following the release of a report from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about the University’s response to campus antisemitism.

City Council Meeting 3/4/24
City Politics

Council Approves Cambridge Public School Budget, Including $1 Million For Standardized English Curriculum

The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to approve Cambridge Public Schools’ $268 million budget for fiscal year 2025, including $1 million to implement a new aligned English Language Arts curriculum across all elementary schools next fall.

Protesters Pack Up Encampment

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Ends Harvard Yard Encampment

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine announced early Tuesday morning that it would peacefully end the encampment in Harvard Yard, bringing an anticlimactic end to Harvard’s most high-profile pro-Palestine protest this year and paving the way for Commencement to proceed as planned.​​​​​​​

CPD at Johnston Gate Palestine Sit-in

Police Say Harvard Affiliates Likely Cut Johnston Gate Lock During Saturday Protest

Harvard affiliates used bolt cutters to cut a lock securing Johnston Gate in an attempt to allow roughly 150 protesters access to Harvard Yard for a Saturday afternoon protest, the Harvard University Police Department said Sunday.

The Nieman Foundation

Harvard Nieman Foundation Selects 24 Journalists as 2025 Fellows

The Harvard Nieman Foundation for Journalism selected 24 journalists from across the globe to study and teach at Harvard for two semesters, the foundation announced on Friday.

Harvard Alumni Association Office

Harvard Struggles To Find Class Day Speaker Less Than 2 Weeks Before Ceremony

More than 10 people have declined offers to serve as the keynote speaker for Harvard College’s annual Class Day, leaving the Harvard Alumni Association scrambling to find a speaker with less than two weeks until the ceremony for undergraduate seniors.

Pro-Palestine Rally after March to Garber Residence

Pro-Palestine Protesters March to Harvard President’s Residence

Hours after interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 threatened “involuntary leave” for all pro-Palestine protesters continuing to occupy Harvard Yard Monday, more than 400 Harvard students and Cantabrigians marched to Garber’s private residence in a pro-Palestine rally.

The Crimson Building

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Boycotts The Crimson Over Allegations of Anti-Palestinian Bias

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Coalition, an unrecognized pro-Palestine student group, accused The Harvard Crimson of anti-Palestinian bias in its coverage and said it would boycott the campus newspaper until May 6.

Harvard Extension School
Extension School

Harvard Extension Student Association Elections Abruptly Postponed Over Alleged Campaign Rules Violations

The Harvard Extension Student Association yearly elections were abruptly postponed until at least the fall semester over campaign rule violations, the Division of Continuing Education’s Student Elections Team announced last week.

Primal Scream

Harvard Students Streak Around Encampment in Cheeky Primal Scream Display

The students staging a pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard did not quite get the disclosure they wanted as more than 100 Harvard undergraduates bared it all Thursday at midnight for this semester’s iteration of Primal Scream.

Cambridge Police Department

CPD Facing Increased Overtime Shifts Amid Hiring Shortages

Amid staffing shortages, the Cambridge Police Department is increasingly “forcing” officers to work back-to-back shifts to cover open positions.