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Student-Athletes Navigate Life without Sports

The cancellation of Ivy League athletics due to the coronavirus has provided a respite for some of Harvard’s student-athletes, while causing others to lose their sense of purpose, they said.

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Harvard Will Not Permit Athletes Living Off-Campus To Train On Campus in the Spring

Harvard announced Friday that it will not allow student-athletes living off campus to participate in athletics training on-campus next semester, marking the University’s latest effort to regulate life on campus during the coronavirus crisis.

Crime

Four Bank Robberies Strike Cambridge in Three Weeks

The Cambridge Police Department and the FBI are investigating four bank robberies that struck the City of Cambridge within the past three weeks  — two of which occurred in Harvard Square.

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Crime

Harvard Saw Increase in Bias Crime Reports, Decrease in Reported Rapes During 2019

Reports of on-campus bias crimes jumped in 2019, while reported rapes on campus declined for the third consecutive year, Harvard’s annual security report published Friday by the University’s police force showed.

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Affidavit Sheds New Light on Harvard Fencing Scandal

Monday court filings in support of federal prosecutors’ case against a former Harvard fencing coach and parent paint a picture of two men respectively beset by financial difficulties and intent on securing his sons’ admission to the College.

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City of Cambridge Hosts Webinar on Law Enforcement’s Connection to Racism and Trauma

Domestic assault prevention activists and Cambridge officials proposed ways law enforcement and other service providers can support vulnerable people who experience domestic violence in a webinar hosted by the City of Cambridge Monday.

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CPD Domestic Violence Webinar

Domestic assault prevention activists and Cambridge officials proposed ways law enforcement and other service providers could support people who experience domestic violence in a webinar Monday.

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Feds. Charge Former Harvard Fencing Coach, Parent With Bribery

The former fencing coach and Harvard College parent at the heart of an admissions scandal which embroiled Harvard Athletics in spring 2019 were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts.

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Student Life

Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Harvard and the seven other Ivy League institutions have canceled the winter sports season as the number of coronavirus cases climbs in Massachusetts and across the nation, according to Director of Harvard Athletics Erin McDermott.

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White House Biden Wins

With a decisive lead in Pennsylvania, Joseph R. Biden Jr. secured enough electoral votes to win the presidency Saturday.

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Harvard Police Union Alleges Work Schedule Bid Process Violated Contract

Harvard’s police union filed a grievance with the University Wednesday alleging the force’s leadership violated the union’s collective bargaining agreement.

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As Unemployment Rises, Cambridge Sees More Residents Compromised in National Unemployment Fraud Scheme

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, hundreds of Cambridge residents have had their personally identifiable information used to fraudulently claim unemployment benefits as part of a broader national scheme.

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Cambridge

Cambridge Police Monitoring Ballot Boxes Ahead of November Elections

The Cambridge Police Department has deployed officers to monitor ballot drop boxes and polling locations around the city in a bid to ensure next week’s elections run safely.

Harvard Athletics
Student Life

Despite Financial Strain, Harvard Not Considering Varsity Athletic Team Cuts

Harvard Athletics has spared its personnel and 42 NCAA Division I programs from cuts as it drastically reduces operations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Athletics Erin McDermott said in a Tuesday interview.

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Black Student Athletes Form Group to Advance Anti-Racism

Black student athletes formed a group to create a mutual support system and promote inclusion at the College against a backdrop of a national racial reckoning.

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