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The Rebirth of Harvard's Divestment Movement

The rally called for Harvard to divest from, and resolve all conflicts associated with, farmland across the globe. GRAIN, an international nonprofit working to protect small farmers, published a report last year accusing Harvard of buying and deforesting indigenous lands in Brazil and overdrafting water in drought-stricken California, along with other claims of unethical land management.

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The Loop Lab Asks Why

Malikowski is the program manager at the Loop Lab, the 11-month-old nonprofit focused on providing professional audio-video training for underrepresented young people in The Port, a neighborhood of Cambridge. Its ultimate goal is to provide them with the tools they need to enter into the digital and creative economy.

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Oat milk is swiftly scaling the ranks of plant-based milk, according to a recent report from Forbes.

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'The Post Milk Generation'

But positioning a food product as environmentally friendly associates the health of an individual body with the health of the entire planet. It’s as if the body and the planet are linked by an umbilical cord: What is healthy for the planet must be healthy for the body too.

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A Fiery Broadband Advocate's Crusade for Digital Equality

He takes a sip of ice water then leans forward, bracing his forearms against his knees and lowering his voice to a conspiratorial whisper: “But this is personal for anyone who has to deal with Comcast.”

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Why The Hell Don't Harvard Students Vote?

At freshman convocation this September, University President Lawrence S. Bacow gave students their “first homework assignment”: to register to vote and cast a ballot. This was not a one-off line: It reflects a carefully orchestrated campus-wide effort to get out the vote.

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Jerry X. Mitrovica

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Cambridge Violin

Cambridge Violin, a violin repair shop in Harvard Square, has been run by Germaine M. Carbury-Breau since 1981.

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A Look Back at Harvard's Prison Studies Project

“It was wildly different than any other class I’ve taken,” Catherine M. Sirois ’10 says.

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Prison Studies class

Professors Kaia Stern (second from left) and Bruce Western (right) stand with students from the 2008 iteration of the Prison Studies Project.

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Rising Tide

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The Rising Tide

A map fills the screen, its segments divided and labeled to represent Cambridge’s neighborhoods. Dashed blue lines bleed across West Cambridge and over Fresh Pond. “This is the floodplain,” Brown adds.

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