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Sage S. Lattman

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Deborah Batts
Retrospection

‘Deborah Was All About the Truth’: Remembering Deborah Batts, the First Openly Gay Federal Judge

Deborah A. Batts '69 — who unexpectedly died in February 2020 at age 72 due to complications from knee surgery — had an extraordinary legal career by any standard. But she also accomplished an important national first. With her confirmation to the federal bench in 1994, she became the first openly gay federal judge in the United States.

David Foster
Conversations

How David Foster Grew the Harvard Forest to New Heights

The forest, Foster says, “is one of those kinds of resources that no other university has, so it’s something that Harvard should really cherish.”

EAT BUGS
Conversations

The Cricket Queens of Harvard

After graduation, D’Asaro, Wang, and Meryl N. Breidbart ’13 founded Chirps, a line of cricket protein snacks now sold in retail locations across the country.

Brattle Street Florist
Harvard Square

Brattle Square Florist Returns to its Roots Under Ownership of Original Family

Days away from its scheduled Jan. 31 closure, Brattle Square Florist announced it will remain open with longtime store manager Stephen Zedros — a member of the Gomatos family who founded the shop — as the new owner.

Ben and Jerry's Move
Harvard Square

Today’s Scoop: Ben and Jerry’s Reopens in Harvard Square

Ben and Jerry's reopened its Harvard Square location in December 2021 following a nearly two-year-long hiatus. The new storefront, which opened on Dec. 21, is now located across the street at 35 JFK St, formerly David’s Tea.

Brattle Square Florist Owner
Harvard Square

Brattle Square Florist to Close After 104 Years

After more than a century in Harvard Square, Brattle Square Florist will close its iconic storefront at the end of the month.

Retrospection

The Three-Year Battle to Join the Harvard Band

In the fall of 1967, Sally Faith Dorfman ’71 saw an ad in The Crimson from the Harvard University Band that stated the band was in need of more flute players. Dorfman, a flautist, thought she might try out. But there was a catch — the band, at the time, was all male.

Houghton Library
The Scoop

Houghton's Renovation Welcomes the Public

"Houghton Library, with its shaded windows and imposing bookshelves holding centuries-old books, was mysterious and unapproachable — a vault to the public."

Nicola Williams
City Politics

Nicola Williams Tackles Housing Disparities, Climate Change in Second Council Bid

Growing up in a politically active environment, Nicola A. Williams is dedicating her second campaign for City Council to addressing the concerns of Cambridge residents.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School

Researchers Present Initial Findings on Psychosis in a Global Context at HSPH Webinar

Researchers presented initial findings on the prevalence and treatment of psychosis in India, Nigeria, and Trinidad at a virtual event hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Wednesday.

Longwood Campus
Research

Massages Can Aid Muscle Regeneration, Wyss Institute Researchers Find

Researchers from the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering illuminated a connection between massage and the body’s immune response for muscle rehabilitation.

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