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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.

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.

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.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Political Scientists Discuss the Role of Federalism in Combating Coronavirus at DRCLAS Webinar

Political science professors analyzed how countries with federalist systems — those that combine national and regional governance — responded to the coronavirus pandemic at an online event hosted Tuesday by Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

The Historic Library

Cambridge Public Library Launches Augmented Reality Exhibition

The City of Cambridge installed a student-designed augmented reality exhibit exploring systemic racism in front of the Cambridge Public Library at Joan Lorentz Park earlier this month.

Mini and Nick

Ganesh and Brennan Advocate UC Overhaul, ‘The Harvard We Deserve’

Rukmini “Mini” Ganesh ’22 and Nicholas J. Brennan ’23 said they decided to run for Undergraduate Council top brass after witnessing firsthand the ineffectiveness of Harvard student government.

Bacow Letter to Washington
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Professors Discuss Domestic and International Implications of 2020 Election

Harvard professors analyzed how the 2020 presidential election revealed the domestic and international consequences of political polarization at a Weatherhead Center forum.

Halloween Pumpkins

Students to Celebrate Halloween Virtually with Pumpkin Painting, Ghost Stories

Despite many students learning remotely this semester, College administrators and student organizations planned a variety of Halloween festivities for those both on and off campus.

The Chan School
School of Public Health

Policy Experts Discuss Supporting Young People of Color's Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A panel of experts in psychiatry, business, and leadership development discussed the complexities of supporting the mental health of young people of color in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic at a School of Public Health event Tuesday.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Panelists Examine Future of Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Latin America at Rockefeller Center Event

Two professors discussed their upcoming book project on the future of anti-corruption initiatives in Latin America Tuesday at an online event with Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

HMS Holmes Society

New Machine Learning Model May Help Predict Dementia, Harvard Medical School Researchers Report

Harvard Medical School researchers have created a machine learning model which may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults, according to a study published last Monday in open-access medical journal JAMA Network Open.