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Oktoberfest Harvard Square 2021
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Celebrates Oktoberfest

Live performances, arts and crafts, and street food spilled into Harvard Square Sunday as the Harvard Square Business Association hosted its 42nd Annual Oktoberfest.

Security Oversight Fall 2021
Central Administration

In Massive Security Oversight, Thousands of Private University Documents Left Vulnerable

A widespread security oversight left at least tens of thousands of Harvard’s administrative files — including sensitive and confidential information on University governance — available for anyone with Harvard credentials to view, edit, download, and share.

Shampklin Seeks Six

No. 22 Football Cruises Past Cornell, 24-10, to Keep Perfect Record Intact

Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, the No. 22 Harvard football team’s perfect record looked like it could be in jeopardy Saturday afternoon against winless Cornell. That changed just minutes after the Crimson came out of the locker room for the second half. Harvard exploded for three second half touchdowns to coast past the Big Red, 24-10. The Crimson (4-0, 2-0 Ivy), riding high after being nationally ranked this week for the first time in five years, came alive for 14 points in the third third quarter to overcome a first half deficit and keep its perfect record alive.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

City Council Candidates Propose Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Residents at Virtual Forum

Cambridge City Council candidates discussed strategies for federal funding allocation, employment opportunities, and city-wide safety in a virtual forum Thursday evening.

FAS Dean Gay

FAS Dean Gay Hopes to Update Affiliates on Ethnic Studies Search by Semester’s End

Faculty of the Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said the FAS is continuing its cluster hire of ethnic studies scholars and will “probably” update affiliates on its progress by the semester’s end.

Harvard Art Museums
On Campus

Affiliates Celebrate Reopening of Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums welcomed back students and Cambridge art lovers in early September, nearly 18 months after shutting their doors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Harvard Kennedy School

‘Failure Is Not An Option’: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Talks Democratic Tiffs, Agenda

United States Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-N.Y.) discussed how Democrats are handling pressing political issues with their majorities in both houses of Congress at an Institute of Politics forum event on Thursday night.

Donations Analysis

Harvard Corporation Members Donated Big to Democrats in 2020 Elections

More than 100 candidates running for federal office in 2020 benefited from the financial support of members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body, which includes some of the country’s top finance executives, academics, and corporate lawyers.

Chinese Restaurant Wusong Road
Food and Drink

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

Nigerian Independence Day Gala

Nigerian Students Associations Hosts Annual Independence Day Gala

Tickets sold out to the Nigerian Students Association’s 12th annual Nigerian Independence Day Gala last Saturday, hosted in Northwest Labs.

Cambridge City Council Meeting
City Politics

City Council Plans to Increase Minority Representation in Municipal Leadership

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to advance a policy order to establish a written plan designed to increase minority representation in municipal government leadership positions.

Class Marshals

Fourteen Senior Class Marshals Selected for Class of 2022

Fourteen seniors were announced on Sept. 24 as senior class marshals for the Class of 2022.

Hot Pursuit

Football Handles Nationally-Ranked Holy Cross 38-13 to Improve to 3-0

For the first time in the 2021 season, Harvard (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) faced a team ranked higher than it as it traveled to Worcester, Mass., to face No. 24/RV Holy Cross (3-2, 0-0 Patriot League). The Crimson stepped up to the challenge, opening the game strong and pulling away in the fourth quarter with crucial defensive stops on fourth downs to secure a 38-13 victory.


‘Is That What We Think It Is?’: Rodents Infest Cambridge, Harvard Square

A rising rat population in Harvard Square is pestering students and city officials alike, as Cambridge tries to address the influx of unwelcome rodentia.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Researchers Find Decrease In Civilian Crime Reporting Following Murder of George Floyd

Harvard Kennedy School researchers found a significant decrease in civilian engagement with police following the murder of George Floyd by police in May 2020.