More than two dozen Harvard undergraduates returned to campus early this month to help provide meals and beds to guests at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter during Winter Break.
People are “powerfully attracted to war,” Harvard President Drew Faust told a crowd at the Cambridge Public Library on Jan. 10, and no conflict draws as much continuing interest and controversy in America as its own Civil War. The historian’s job is to balance that allure with a search for the truth, Faust said.
Harvard is launching a lecture and program series in the Boston and Cambridge public libraries. President Drew Faust will give the inaugural address of the new John Harvard Book Celebration on Jan. 10.
Twenty-five affordable apartments in Harvard Square’s Craigie Arms Apartments will remain affordable for at least 50 additional years after the city of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the nonprofit Homeowners Rehab Inc. (HRI) put together a creative plan to preserve the affordability of these units through HRI’s purchase of the 50-unit Craigie Arms building.
Harvard University is encouraging staff, faculty, and students to “shop local” this holiday season and support locally owned, small businesses near work and in their home communities.
The work of 100 Allston-Brighton children was on display during the eighth installment of the Harvard Allston Education Portal’s Student Showcase and Open House.
Harvard has joined forces with the Brighton-based nonprofit Cradles to Crayons (C2C) to collect coats and winter gear for distribution to local children in need this winter.
The 2011 campaign for Harvard Community Gifts is under way, with a blend of Harvard traditions and new opportunities.
A new art show at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) Penthouse Gallery not only explores concepts of house and home, but homelessness as well.
Beginning Dec. 1 Phillips Brooks House will launch Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,500 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge.
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Harvard undergraduates from many faiths will gather at the Student Organization Center at Hilles on Nov. 20 to package meals for hungry Boston-area children. The interfaith community service event is part of the Values in Action program launched this fall by Harvard’s Humanist Chaplaincy.
In the Year Up program, high school graduates and GED recipients are provided with six months of training in professional skills and education, followed by six-month internships at their corporate partners, including Harvard.
Harvard-supported Library Park in Allston was renamed Raymond V. Mellone Park at a Nov. 5 event hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
A food packaging service project sponsored by the Harvard Interfaith Collaborative will be held on Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Student Organization Center at Hilles.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal's Halloween "Treat and Greet" melded education with costumed fun.
The Boston Public Schools’ Greenwood Academy has shown major improvement in two years, aided by the HASI program and Step UP, the five-university initiative that provides resources for 10 underperforming Boston public schools.
Harvard Athletics issued almost 1,000 tickets to Allston and Cambridge residents for this year’s annual event on Saturday. Community Football Day gives local residents a chance to watch a game and enjoy a free lunch. Participants could also enter a raffle for gear, tickets, and gift certificates.
Dorothy Stoneman ’63 accepted the 2011 Robert Coles “Call of Service” award from the Phillips Brooks House Association Oct. 15 at the Memorial Church. The award recognized Stoneman’s achievements as the founder and chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA.
As the Boston Public Schools launched a new year of learning at back-to-school nights, the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI) helped by providing 11 local schools with 3,000 bags filled with homework enrichment materials.
The 8th annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk took place Sept. 25, complete with Harvard cheerleaders to boost the runners along.
Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association, which helps to run 11 free summer camps in Boston and Cambridge, received the National Summer Learning Association’s 2011 Excellence in Summer Learning Award.
Students from the Boston Collegiate Charter School reinterpreted the classic song “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” as part of a two-day workshop conducted by the A.R.T./MXAT Institute.
Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy encourages students to design an offbeat, futuristic high school, applying geometry lessons in the process.
Boston’s new bike-sharing program, Hubway, launches today (July 28), and University officials, in collaboration with the city of Cambridge, are planning to bring the program to Harvard’s main campus, possibly as early as this fall.
Harvard and the city of Boston open Library Park, a 1.74-acre green space in Allston.
Harvard University and Boston’s Allston-Brighton Resource Center host a job fair to connect local residents with Stone Hearth Pizza’s hiring managers.
Undergraduates who are mentors at the Harvard Allston Ed Portal say that in the end they learned as much as the young students they helped.
The development of quality homes for the residents of the 40-year-old, 213-unit Charlesview Apartment complex at Barry’s Corner took a big step forward when city, state, and Harvard officials broke ground on a new building at Brighton Mills on May 16.
Four hundred eighth-grade students from the Cambridge public schools visited campus to discuss their science experiments with the Harvard community.
Eighty from Harvard lend helping hands to the Allston-Brighton community during Boston Shines, the citywide cleanup effort.
Jazz great Wynton Marsalis played with young musicians from Harvard and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in a master class.
The Harvard Foundation recently sent more than 1,000 new wool blankets and other relief items to the victims of the catastrophic March earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
More than 300 kindergarten and fourth-grade African-American boys visited Harvard for the launch of Impact 300, a multifaceted Boston Public Schools program aimed at closing the achievement gap and helping to prepare the boys for college. Harvard partnered with the Boston schools in the program.
The Harlem Globetrotters, children from the Martin Luther King School in Cambridge, and Harvard now have something in common — CHEER. And there was plenty of cheering during the Globetrotter’s appearance at Harvard’s Malkin Athletic Center.
New tenants, including 11 over the past year, have helped to bring Harvard’s vacant Allston properties back to life.
Harvard-sponsored math night for elementary-school students and parents at Allston’s Gardner Pilot Academy was the latest collaboration in the University’s long partnership with the school.
The 22nd annual Allston-Brighton Family Skating Party drew Allston-Brighton residents of all ages to Harvard’s Bright Hockey Center on Wednesday (Feb. 23) for an evening of free ice skating.
Project Success, a program operated by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, targets Boston and Cambridge high school students to participate in mentored summer research internships with Harvard researchers.
Members of the Harvard community are invited to purchase fresh bouquets of daffodils for $10 to support the research and programs of the American Cancer Society. The deadline to order is March 1.
At a time of need, the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund infuses another $100,000 into nonprofits in North Allston-North Brighton. Grants totaling $300,000 have now been issued to 17 local organizations over three years.
For more than two decades, Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association after-school programs have provided a safe and fun place for students to go in the crucial afternoon hours.
A number of girls and boys from Cambridge and Allston-Brighton who, along with their families, cheered the Crimson to an 83-70 win over UMass. The game capped a series of three Community Days sponsored by the Harvard men’s and women’s basketball teams that offered free admission to Cambridge and Allston-Brighton residents over the winter break.
In a lecture, titled “Good Vibrations: How We Communicate” and hosted by Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Howard Stone, Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and a former Harvard faculty member, enticed children and their families into the world of physics and biology.
The Harvard Community Gifts Giving Fair brought to campus many local organizations whose missions are helping those in need.
Harvard Provost Steven Hyman gave Harvard’s neighbors in the community a taste of the University’s academic workings, with a community lecture on the biological mechanisms behind drug addiction Dec. 7.
In an event at the Harvard Business School’s Spangler Center, author Ellen Galinsky talked to principals, child-care providers, and parents about the "seven essential life skills every child needs."
Dozens of staff, faculty, and students — along with local business owners and Harvard President Drew Faust — turned out at Forbes Plaza on Dec. 2 to kick off Crimson Shops Local, an annual effort by the University and the Harvard Square Business Association to encourage shopping nearby for the holidays.
The Harvard Community Gifts campaign, which kicked off in December with a new theme — “100 Reasons To Give” — is accepting donations via payroll deduction until Jan. 21.
Harvard University and the Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) are teaming up again this holiday season to encourage the Harvard community to “think Harvard Square” and shop locally.
With Harvard Community Gifts: 100 Reasons To Give, you can support one or more diverse organizations with a donation through payroll deduction or by check.