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Tracy Jiang

Crimson staff writer Tracy Jiang can be reached at tracy.jiang@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @_tracyjiang_.

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Border Cafe Closes
Harvard Square

‘Loud, Boisterous, Wonderful’: Students, Cambridge Residents Remember Border Cafe

After 34 years in Harvard Square, Border Cafe has shuttered its doors permanently following a two-alarm fire in December 2019 that forced the restaurant to temporarily close for building repairs.

Playa Bowls
Harvard in the City

Harvard Square Businesses Welcome the Return of Students

As students trickle back into Cambridge for the spring semester, Harvard Square business owners said they are hoping to see sales pick back up after a challenging year and quiet winter break.

Harvard Square College House Building Sold
Harvard Square

In $45 Million Sale, Real Estate Firm Acquires Historic Harvard Square Building

A former Harvard dormitory building that today houses Harvard Square staples like Pokeworks and OTTO Pizza was purchased last month by Gazit Horizons, Inc. for $45 million.

Spyce
Food and Drink

Spyce Sizzles into Harvard Square, Complete with Automated Kitchen

Spyce, a fast-casual eatery that serves bowls and salads engineered by an automated robot kitchen, celebrated the opening of its Harvard Square location on Wednesday.

Harvard Square Community Fridge
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Community Fridge Targets Food Insecurity in Cambridge

The Harvard Square Business Association collaborated with the mutual aid initiative Cambridge Community Fridge to bring a community fridge to Harvard Square in early January.

Biden Administration Harvard Connections Graphic
Front Middle Feature

Here are the 63 Biden Administration Officials with Harvard Ties

The Biden administration is set to include at least 63 Harvard-connected individuals as nominees or appointees, including 10 Cabinet-level officials.

Square Business Prepares for Harvard-Yale
Harvard Square

Harvard Coop Closes Flagship Store for Renovations

The Harvard Cooperative Society announced in late December that its flagship Harvard Square store, located at 1400 Massachusetts Ave., will temporarily close for renovations, with plans to reopen in April.

CGIS
FAS

Charles Murray Invitation Provokes Outrage

Government preceptor David D. Kane invited social scientist Charles A. Murray ’65 to speak to students in Government 50: “Data” in October, provoking outrage among faculty and students and rekindling debate over free speech and conservatism on campus.

Harvard Kennedy School
Race

Center for Policing Equity Co-Founder Discusses Reimagining Community Safety at Kennedy School Event

Center for Policing Equity co-founder Tracie L. Keesee spoke about using scientific methods to advance police reform at a Kennedy School event Wednesday.

IOP JFK Jr. Forum
On Campus

U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland Discusses Political Organizing and Native American Heritage at IOP Forum

Rep. Debra A. Haaland (D-N.M.) spoke about her roots in political organizing and the unique set of challenges faced by indigenous communities at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum event Monday.

Square Biz Comper Feature
Harvard Square

Local Businesses Fight for Revival of Harvard Square, Gear Up for Winter

With businesses across the country suffering during the pandemic, those in Cambridge are especially struggling with the loss of their typical student customer base and uncertainty about when they will ever return in full force.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Radcliffe Institute

Students Advocate for Prison Education at Radcliffe Institute Panel

Students discussed prison education and its potential for combating social ills at a panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Tuesday afternoon.

Radcliffe Yard
Race

Civil Rights Author Discusses His Past and the Future of Racial Justice Activism

University of Washington-Tacoma Professor Michael K. Honey spoke on the intersection of civil rights and labor and recounted his participation in civil rights activism, as part of a speaker series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Wednesday.

Radcliffe Yard in Spring
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Reid-Pharr Discusses Forthcoming Book on James Baldwin in Online Event Series

Radcliffe Fellow Robert F. Reid-Pharr showcased his work on the legendary novelist, poet, and activist James Baldwin on Wednesday afternoon.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Books

Scholars Discuss Scientific Racism, Abolition in Radcliffe Panel On Zealy Daguerreotype Book

Scholars discussed the history of scientific racism and abolition through the lens of a new book on slave daguerreotypes in a panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute Thursday afternoon.

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