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Stephanie H. Ashkar

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More Than 500 Local Restaurants Sign Letter to Governor Baker for Emergency Relief

More than 500 Greater Boston area restaurateurs have signed onto a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 requesting emergency relief for restaurants whose profits are suffering amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Corepower Yoga
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Businesses Engage Customers with Virtual Programming Amid Pandemic

As non-essential establishments in Massachusetts shut their doors in compliance with Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79’s stay-at-home advisory, several Harvard Square businesses and organizations are offering virtual programming to engage locals.

Veggie Grill Building
Harvard Square

Vegan Chain Metes Out Brand Ambassadorships

Harvard Square vegan restaurant Veggie Grill recruited Harvard “brand ambassadors” to promote its products to College affiliates in anticipation of its fall 2019 opening.

Bike Lanes

Cambridge's Last Au Bon Pain Is Toast

After more than 30 years in Cambridge, Au Bon Pain closed the town’s last bakery-café location in Central Square last week.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
Harvard Square

‘It’s Beautiful. It’s Wrong’: Physicist Lee Smolin Discusses ‘Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution’ in Talk

Theoretical physicist Lee Smolin explained the incomplete nature of quantum theory before a packed lecture hall in the Science Center on Wednesday evening, discussing his newest book, “Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum.”

UC first meeting Smith Center

Mathew and White-Thorpe Say ‘Harvard Can’t Wait’ For Policy Proposals

James A. Mathew ’21 and Ifeoma E. White-Thorpe ’21 are running to be Undergraduate Council President and Vice-President, respectively, because they believe “Harvard Can’t Wait” to empower students to make change on issues like diversity and student life.

Derek Kopon

Derek Kopon

Harvard astrophysicist and engineer Derek A. Kopon is combining his science career with politics by running in the Cambridge City Council elections.

Head of the Charles Crowd
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles Regatta Brings Tens of Thousands of Spectators to Cambridge

Rowing enthusiasts and casual spectators of all ages streamed through Harvard’s campus to watch more than 70 races at the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.