Harvard in the City
In the wake of the University’s pledge some Allston and Brighton residents said they were thrilled by the promised influx of Harvard money. Others were less optimistic.
The University also promised up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston in a letter sent to the Mass. Dept. of Transportation.
Muralist Paul Deo will collaborate with Allston high schoolers and Harvard students this spring to create an augmented reality mural at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston.
Harvard and MIT's digital learning platform edX is partnering with Microsoft and GE to provide Mass. residents with subsidized online courses and guaranteed job interviews.
At a meeting Monday, residents said they worry Harvard’s plans for Allston prioritize automobiles over pedestrians and public transportation.
Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that will cross Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.