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Harvard Affiliate Claims HUPD Log Inaccurately Represents His Detainment

A Mathematics postdoctoral fellow who alleges he was detained by the Harvard University Police Department said the terminology HUPD used to describe his stop is inaccurate.

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‘A Complete Slap in the Face’: Student Organizations Condemn Bacow’s Guidance to Call HUPD in Response to Racial Violence

A dozen student organizations signed onto an open letter criticizing University President Lawrence S. Bacow for instructing Harvard affiliates in an email last week to contact the University’s police force if they have knowledge of a “racist attack.”

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Two High-Ranking Officers Depart Cambridge Police Department Following Social Media Controversies

Two high-ranking officers have left the Cambridge Police Department in recent months after they were involved in controversial social media incidents in 2020.

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Cambridge Serious Crime Increased by 8 Percent in 2020

The City of Cambridge experienced an 8 percent increase in serious crimes last year compared to 2019, according to a report published by the city Friday.

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Kennedy School Professor Who Designed Texas’s Energy Market Defends Skyrocketing Prices Following Winter Storm

Despite widespread power outages and skyrocketing electricity prices after a winter storm in Texas earlier this month, William W. Hogan — a professor at Harvard Kennedy School who is widely considered the architect of the state’s energy market system — said in an interview with The Crimson that the state’s market had “worked as designed” given the conditions.

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Harvard Is the City of Cambridge’s Largest Employer — For 32nd Time in 35 Years

For the twenty-first consecutive year, Harvard University has been named the largest employer in the City of Cambridge.

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City Politics

Cambridge Police to Retire Camouflage Uniforms, Reduce Weapon Inventory

The Cambridge Police Department will reduce its inventory of long guns and less-than-lethal weapons and will retire officers’ camouflage uniforms, the department announced Tuesday.

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Justice Department Drops Yale Admissions Lawsuit, Signifying Likely Shift in Harvard Suit

The U.S. Department of Justice dropped a lawsuit accusing Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants on Wednesday, leaving it all but inevitable that the new presidential administration will withdraw its support for a similar suit against Harvard.

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Boston Man Arrested in Connection with Harvard Square Bank Robbery

Cambridge Police arrested a Boston man Friday in connection with the armed robbery of a Harvard Square bank that occurred this past November.

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City of Cambridge Creates Task Force to Examine ‘Future of Public Safety’

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale launched a task force composed of Cambridge officials and residents earlier this month to examine the future of public safety in Cambridge following a national reckoning in policing.

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HUPD Deputy Chief of Operations to Take Over as Harvard's Interim Chief of Police

Harvard University Police Department Deputy Chief of Operations Denis Downing will take over as Harvard’s interim chief of police on Jan. 1 as the nationwide search for a new department leader continues.

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Racism Exposed in Harvard's Police Force

Criticisms of HUPD in 2020 coincided with a national reckoning on systematic racism in policing that erupted during the summer.

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External Review into Harvard Police Proposes Philosophical, Procedural Changes

Harvard released the findings of an external review into the University's police department Wednesday that recommended both long-term, philosophical reforms and immediate procedural changes to the department.

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Harvard Alliance Against Campus Cops Releases Report, Holds Event Calling for Abolition of HUPD

The Harvard Alliance Against Campus Cops called for the abolition of HUPD and presented a report on the police force’s history and procedures Tuesday.

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President-elect Joe Biden Nominates Harvard Affiliates to Top Executive Positions

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has appointed several Harvard affiliates to serve on his cabinet, including former assistant professor Janet L. Yellen, Harvard College alumni Antony J. Blinken ’84, Vivek H. Murthy ’98, and Medical School professor Rochelle P. Walensky.