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Across Boston, Gender-Affirming Care is Just What the Doctor Ordered

For now, gender-affirming health care is a small world. Throughout his career, Harvard Medical School associate professor Michael S. Irwig has pushed for hospital-wide and nationwide initiatives to educate more clinicians on gender-affirming care.

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‘The End of One Era’: Marching Toward a New Boston Pride

After years of mounting controversy around excessive commercialization and its lack of racial and transgender inclusion, the Boston Pride organization dissolved last year — bringing an end to one of the oldest gay rights nonprofits in the United States and the parade it had been organizing for the past 50 years. What's next for Pride in Boston?

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The Battle for Mass Ave

Small businesses’ need for parking spaces has come into conflict with competing city interests: promoting road safety and encouraging more sustainable forms of travel.

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From Cambridge: Ramadan Kareem!

The iftar dinner I attended this past week was just as the chaplain described it: crowded, chaotic, and above all, cozy.

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Cambridge Coffee Shop Unionization Efforts Pick Up Steam

"This is the future of unionized coffee, and you simply have to agree to it."

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Where the Learning Never Stops

The student body at the HILR is composed of retired professionals seeking to broaden their minds together through a classic liberal arts education model. The 550 students lead and attend the more than 120 peer-led courses and enrichment activities that the program offers.

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Institute for Learning in Retirement

At the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, retired professionals seek to broaden their minds through a classic liberal arts education model.

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Alexa C. Jordan '22 (left) found a note inside her broken doorknob — planted as a gift to future residents by David F. Sackstein '14 (right). The two have since bonded over the unlikely time capsule.

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Muslim Chaplains Samia Omar and Khalil Abdur Rashid.

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The note, entitled "A Gift from the Past," was weathered and torn, but still legible.

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With indoor masking now optional, most students study or converse unmasked at Clover in the Science Center. Some immunocompromised students criticize Harvard for not continuing Covid accommodations, like remote learning options.

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Melissa M. Shang '25 is the co-president of the Harvard Undergraduate Disability Justice Club, which recently signed onto an open letter calling for the administration to reinstate the indoor mask mandate. For Shang and other immunocompromised students, masking could be a matter of life or death.

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Muslim students congregate for their nightly meal around the SOCH's long tables.

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Sumbul Siddiqui

Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, current mayor of Cambridge. Cambridge is one of the first cities in New England to implement a guaranteed income program.

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