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Ema R. Schumer

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Dunster Swing
College Life

Transformer Catches Fire Saturday Night, Causing Blackout

Roughly 600 customers of Eversource, an electric company, lost power Saturday evening after a transformer caught fire on Green Street and Putnam Avenue, affecting University affiliates living in several Lowell House swing housing buildings, according to Eversource.

Pforzheimer Exterior #2
Crime

Harvard Sophomore Arrested for Assaulting Tutor, Two HUPD Officers

Harvard University Police Department officers arrested and charged a College sophomore with disorderly conduct, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a police officer after a violent altercation in and near Pforzheimer House late Saturday night.

John Chute
Metro

John Chute

John Chute is in the Cambridge Homeless Court system for charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Cheryl Tucker
Metro

Cheryl Tucker

Cheryl Tucker entered the Cambridge Homeless Court system in December 2018 charged with drinking in public. She stays at Cambridge and Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery, a substance-abuse treatment center and shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

Homeless Court in Cambridge
Cambridge

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Crime

Harvard Police Investigates AirPods Robbery in the Yard

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a male Harvard undergraduate’s allegation that he was robbed of his Apple AirPods in Harvard Yard on Sunday, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Monday.

Massachusetts Hall
College

Parents Weather the Snow to Attend Harvard Junior Family Weekend

Parents of the Class of 2020 participate in Junior Family Weekend — an annual event that welcomes family members to spend time on campus.

Hemenway Gym
College

Recreation Centers Introduce New Equipment Check-Out Policy

Hemenway Gymnasium and Malkin Athletic Center users must now check out equipment like sweat towels after dozens of towels and other equipment went missing. Users who fail to return their towels under the new policy will face fines if they don’t return them after an emailed warning.

College Freedom Forum
College

Human Rights Activists Share Personal Stories, Talk Grassroots Movements at 'Freedom Forum'

The speakers at Wednesday's forum included Turkish dissident and NBA player Enes Kanter, Somali social activist Leyla Hussein, Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga, Harvard professor Steven A. Pinker, and Chinese human rights activist Ti-Anna Wang.

Smith Center Homelessness
Crime

Sleeping in Smith Center Draws Harvard Police Interventions

While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.

HUPD
Crime

Tufts Lecturer Arrested for 'Peeping and Spying' in Harvard Pool Locker Room

Tufts lecturer and Harvard Business School graduate Kaiser K. Fung, 45, was arrested for surreptitiously photographing a Harvard affiliate in the men’s locker room showers at Blodgett Pool last week.

Jill Abramson
FAS

Former NYT Editor Jill Abramson Accused of Plagiarism, Admits Citation Errors

Allegations of plagiarism embroiled former New York Times Executive Editor and Harvard lecturer Jill E. Abramson ’76, whose latest book, “Merchants of Truth,” came under scrutiny from journalists Wednesday.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
Cambridge

New Uber Feature Allows Cambridge Residents to Better Access 911

Cambridge residents riding with Uber can now take advantage of an enhanced security feature built into the application to improve emergency response.

Harvard College Faith and Action
College Administration

HCFA Placed on "Administrative Probation"

Harvard placed the College’s largest campus Christian group on a year-long, unprecedented “administrative probation” in February, after The Crimson reported that the group asked a woman to step down from a leadership position upon hearing that she was dating another female student.

Crema Closing
Harvard Square

Crema Cafe to Leave Harvard Square in Late December

Crema Cafe, a Harvard Square fixture for the past ten years, will shutter its doors around December 17 after its landlord declined to renew the Cafe's contract.

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