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Student at Harvard Business School Die-In

Harvard Grad Students Charged Following Confrontation at October Pro-Palestine Protest

Two Harvard graduate students are facing criminal charges and up to 200 days in jail following their involvement in a confrontation with an Israeli student at a Pro-Palestine protest at the Harvard Business School in October.

CPD at Johnston Gate Palestine Sit-in

Police Say Harvard Affiliates Likely Cut Johnston Gate Lock During Saturday Protest

Harvard affiliates used bolt cutters to cut a lock securing Johnston Gate in an attempt to allow roughly 150 protesters access to Harvard Yard for a Saturday afternoon protest, the Harvard University Police Department said Sunday.

HUPD Chief Victor Clay

HUPD ‘Far More Vigilant’ on Campus Amid Increased Threats Against Students Following Oct. 7

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay said in a Friday interview with The Crimson that the department has considerably increased their presence on campus following an increase in threats aimed at students.

Primal Scream

Harvard Students Streak Around Encampment in Cheeky Primal Scream Display

The students staging a pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard did not quite get the disclosure they wanted as more than 100 Harvard undergraduates bared it all Thursday at midnight for this semester’s iteration of Primal Scream.

The Democracy Center
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Calls to Keep Democracy Center Open

The Cambridge City Council passed a policy order calling on the Foundation for Civic Leadership to reconsider their decision to indefinitely close the Democracy Center — a meeting house for activists and organizers in Harvard Square – at a meeting Tuesday morning.


Amid Encampment, Cambridge City Council Discusses Resolution Supporting Student Right to Protest

The Cambridge City Council discussed a resolution urging University administration and city leadership to respect students’ rights to peacefully protest.

Cambridge Police Department

CPD Facing Increased Overtime Shifts Amid Hiring Shortages

Amid staffing shortages, the Cambridge Police Department is increasingly “forcing” officers to work back-to-back shifts to cover open positions.

Harvard University Police Outside Widener Gate to Harvard Yard

Despite Increase in Arrests, HUPD Sees Decline in Use of Force in 2023

The number of arrests made by the Harvard Police Department increased by nearly 20 percent in 2023, according to a recent update to the HUPD dashboard.

Cambridge Police Officer Blocks Intersection at Protest

Man Who Placed Fake Bomb At Harvard Sentenced to 3 Years Probation

William A. Giordani, a New Hampshire man arrested for placing a fake bomb in the Science Center Plaza on Harvard’s campus, will face three years of probation for failing to report a felony.

HUPD Mass Hall Palestine Protest

HUPD Chief Says Harvard Yard Encampment is Peaceful, Defends Students’ Right to Protest

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay defended the rights of pro-Palestinian protesters staging an encampment in Harvard Yard and said the demonstration has remained peaceful in a Friday interview.

Democracy Center Protest
City Politics

Despite Activist Pleas, Owner Says Decision to Close Democracy Center is ‘Not Changeable’

Despite impassioned speeches and protests from community activists, leaders are moving forward with plans to indefinitely close the Democracy Center for renovations.

Harvard Yard Encampment Spreads towards Johnston Gate

Pro-Palestine Harvard Students Occupy Harvard Yard on First Day of Encampment

Pro-Palestine protesters established an encampment in Harvard Yard on Wednesday to protest the College’s suspension of the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

HUPD Trespass Incidents

HUPD Badge

HUPD Sees Surge in Trespassing Arrests Compared to Recent Years

The Harvard University Police Department is on track to far exceed the average yearly number of trespassing-related arrests on campus over the last three years.

The Democracy Center
On Campus

Activists Demand ‘Indefinite Pause’ on Plans to Renovate Democracy Center for New Nonprofit

More than 100 activists and Cambridge residents demanded an “indefinite pause” on plans to close the Democracy Center during a tense and frequently emotional meeting Monday night.