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City Politics

MIT Police Arrest 9 Students Blocking Parking Garage in Pro-Palestine Protest

MIT Police Department officers arrested nine students involved in blocking the MIT Stata Center parking garage, the school announced in an alert to affiliates on Thursday evening.

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Cambridge Schools

Boston, Cambridge-Area High School Students Block Mass. Ave. in Support of MIT Encampment

Approximately 50 student Boston-area high school students blocked Massachusetts Avenue in front of MIT on Monday afternoon for at least four hours as part of a pro-Palestine protest.

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Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally in Solidarity with Pro-Palestine MIT Encampment Amid National Campus Turmoil

Nearly 50 Harvard affiliates rallied Monday afternoon in solidarity with an MIT “Scientists Against Genocide” encampment protest.

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Admissions

Ivy League, Other Peer Schools Pledge to Uphold Diversity While Complying With Supreme Court Ruling

In a show of solidarity, Harvard’s peer institutions rallied to the defense of race-conscious admissions within hours of the Supreme Court decision declaring Harvard’s and the University of North Carolina’s admissions programs unconstitutional.

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Higher Education

Harvard and MIT Launch Education Nonprofit Using Proceeds From edX Sale, Tap Stephanie Khurana as CEO

Stephanie R. Khurana will serve as chief executive officer of Axim Collaborative, a new nonprofit launched by Harvard University and MIT, the organization announced in a press release Thursday morning.

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Harvard Medical School

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.

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MIT

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.

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Radcliffe Institute

‘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.

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Research

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.

Central Administration

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.

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On Campus

Aphrodite Project Graphic

The Aphrodite Project uses a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to match dates.

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Features

‘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.

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Food and Drink

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.

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Health

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.

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FAS

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.

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