Harvard Yard During Visitas

Record Number of Prospective Freshmen Attend Visitas

Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Mumps Timeline

Number of Harvard Mumps Cases Rises to 22

​Six weeks after Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira first alerted Harvard affiliates of two cases of mumps, the total number of confirmed cases at Harvard has risen to 22.


Police Still Investigating Church Street Stabbing

Cambridge Police are still awaiting video surveillance in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Church Street late last month, and an investigation into a shooting that occurred near Mount Auburn Hospital remains "open and active."

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Tackles State and National Politics

Cambridge City Council waded into broader state and national issues at its meeting this Monday, passing two resolutions—one questioning the Massachusetts State Seal and the other admonishing recent North Carolina legislation regarding the BGLTQ community.

First Parish

Church Stroll

Crimson photographer Cynthia Guo takes a stroll through churches in Cambridge.


No Progress Made Towards Funding Allston’s West Station

It remains unclear whether Boston University will follow through with funding a third of West Station in Allston alongside Harvard and the state government.

City Politics

Lobbying Bill Reveals City Council Split

​In a contentious debate harkening back to last year’s election, the Cambridge City Council sent a resolution to committee which could potentially institute municipal lobbying regulations.

Smith Center Construction
Harvard Square

Harvard Gives Smith Center Trees the Ax

​Public outcry has sprouted over Harvard’s recent removal of four large trees from the Smith Campus Center plaza as part of a larger renovation project.

Queen's Head Pub
Food and Drink

The Colledge Scene

While John Harvard’s life was about as glamorous as his statue’s left foot, he has certainly managed to leave his mark. His most obvious legacy is a small college in Boston (well, not in Boston, near Boston), but some of his influences are a little more subtle. Among them is the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub.

Cambridge City Council

As Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Some Shopkeepers Skeptical

An ordinance banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags at store checkouts in Cambridge will take effect Thursday, and some local shopkeepers are skeptical of its projected impact.


Council Committee Gives Medical Marijuana Proposal Favorable Recommendation

​Sage Cannabis is one step closer to opening its proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Cambridge following a televised hearing in which city councillors questioned the company’s CEO regarding the safety of his proposed site.

Central Administration

Chair of City Council’s University Relations Committee Meets with Harvard

This month, the Cambridge City Council assigned members to its committee specializing in university relations, as the group's chair began discussing topics such as construction and community engagement with Harvard officials.

Stories from Boston's Homeless Youth

Stories from Boston's Homeless Youth