Amy Friedman recently graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in History. She went on to work as Deputy Regional Field Director with the Alison Grimes Campaign in Kentucky. Additional work experience includes a multi-year research assistantship with Professor Lisa McGirr, an editorial internship with TIME Magazine, beat reporting for The Harvard Crimson, and research managing for Let's Go Travel Guides. Her main journalistic focuses have been in crime and women's issues. Amy received first and third place in feature writing from the Newspaper Association of America's Youth Content Awards.
Organizations across the globe fight to end the practice, but entrenched traditions, poverty and ineffectual governance stifle the chances for real progress
Reports suggest that troops loyal to the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad are carrying out a systematic campaign of rape
A recent spate of incidents where dozens of girls have been forced from school, feeling sick, has set Afghanistan in a tizzy over what the source of the mysterious maladies may be
A 57-year-old Italian cleric who has lived in Syria for more than thirty years speaks out on the nature of the conflict and his hopes for peace.
International humanitarian organization Oxfam warns that if the euro zone splits, the world's least developed nations could see some $30 billion disappear from their economies
In dueling interviews, George Zimmerman and the family of dead teen Trayvon Martin sound off on Zimmerman's trial.
Here are the major points from the latest trove of documents released by prosecutors in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
A YouTube video shows bloodied victims rushing out of the Century 16 movie theater immediately after the shooting.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez attacked a constitutionally upheld provision in Arizona's controversial law with a quick round of 'pick out the immigrant'.
California's new Trust Act looks to lower the number of deportations in the state.
One girl is dead and another in serious condition after a mysterious shooting in a normally peaceful town.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a $259 million boom for the city.
These reviews aren't pulling any punches.
Speculation rises over the Chris Brown versus Drake bar fight.
Can your politics predict what brand of coffee you'll like?
Las Vegas is known for some pretty far-out things, but this just might be a Sin City first
Tweets can hurt, guys. Type wisely.
Finally, a real way to separate the men from the boys
That’s no moon – it’s a Carly Rae Jepsen mashup!
Got sushi? You may be considered armed and dangerous
The citizens of Talkeetna, Ak., are still smitten with their politikitten.
A 35-year agency veteran says he knows what went down in the New Mexico desert 65 years ago — and coincidentally has a new book to promote
It’s getting harder and harder to find true love
Sorry, Ariel, looks like you’ll never be part of our world
Get ‘em while they’re cold!
Meeting for coffee is so 2011.
Let the Game of Thrones begin!
Four Ukrainian tech whizzes have done the seemingly impossible: they’ve given a voice to the voiceless
A risky international rescue flight has whisked an ailing U.S. worker from McMurdo Station to medical facilities in New Zealand.
While NASA celebrates the landmark landing of its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, things back home are going a bit less smoothly
After the superstore changed locations, this Texas town turned the space into a 124,500 square foot library.
As if finding a good pastry wasn't hard enough, a new report indicates that more than half of croissants sold in France are factory-made.
Without so much as a driver’s license — or even a foot on the gas pedal — 12-year-old Miranda Bowman managed to drive off the road to safety after her grandfather died behind the wheel
According to new research, awe-inspiring moments really do make things seem like they’re moving a little slower. Scientists also say that the effect could be a positive addition to your typical mile-a-minute day
Italians sure do love their coffee, and for true connoisseurs a paper cup full of Starbucks just isn’t going to cut it
After a 2010 law to curb smoking was widely ignored, new legislation aims to ban smoking in public entirely.
Every adventure must come to an end — even those that have barely begun
After a number of recent shark sightings in the area, a Cape Cod swimmer may been bitten
Authorities are looking for the person who mobilized a massive search-and-rescue effort off the New Jersey coast by making a false distress call.
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Anyone who was alive on November 22, 1963 knows where they were when John F. Kennedy was shot, a day that changed America forever. Writer and director Peter Landesman's "Parkland," based on "Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F.
"Bangerz" is what everyone has been waiting for after the chaos of Miley Cyrus's recent media blitz. Her now-infamous twerk heard 'round the world caused so much backlash it sprung an anti-backlash movement in the New York Times, of all places. Talk about coming out with a bang(erz).
The eleventh season of “Ivory Tower” begins this fall with a new story that one executive producer, Joao A. Vogel ’16, describes as part “Romeo and Juliet,” part “Godfather,” with a Harvard twist.
The program for “An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein,” which ran until August 31, forewarned the audience that the “show is not suitable for children.” This might seem like a surprising disclaimer to accompany the work of an author best known for child-friendly poems, but the play took on a lot, from wild obscenities, to killing horses, matricide, infanticide, and being raped by a bunch of Koreans (we never find out why the Koreans are in the story specifically, but it gets dwelled on)....
Midshipman Catherine Brown is an exemplar of what female marines can do
In this file photo taken for a Crimson magazine issue earlier in the semester, Abe Liu poses near Widener Library, showing off his taste of fashion. Liu was apprehended by police on Thursday.
As discussion of the 27-year-old Extension School student who was escorted from Weld Hall on Dec. 8 cools down on campus, freshmen have expressed concern about how the administration has handled informing students of the incident.
The month of April has already seen twice as many laptop thefts on campus as the previous month, an uptick driven especially by thefts from residence halls and undergraduate classroom buildings.
In the court filing, Short, 30, listed five potential causes of her injuries, for which she said either Ross or the U-Haul Company of Connecticut should be held responsible—including the driver’s failure to honk his horn, the excessive speed at which he was driving, and the unsafe condition of the truck that he rented.
Though the United States Department of Education has repealed its December verdict that found Virginia Tech’s response to a 2007 campus shooting in violation of the Clery Act, emergency protocol at universities will likely remained unchanged.
MEDFORD, Mass.—Court proceedings in the case against Bradley J. Spencer, a former Harvard teaching fellow who has pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexually assaulting a woman on an MBTA train in December, will resume in June.
The Cambridge Police Department made 17 arrests for drug-related conduct in Central Square during “Operation Booting Heroin.” Ten of the arrests took place last Thursday and Friday.
In the past three days, the Harvard University and Cambridge police departments have reported two violent unarmed robberies in the area around the Harvard campus.
A fire in a dormitory on Harvard Business School’s campus in Allston on Sunday evening caused an evacuation of the building but no injuries, according to news reports.
A Harvard spokesperson confirmed Monday that no one was injured by the fire that broke out a few minutes before 7 p.m. on Sunday on the fourth floor of an apartment complex on Harvard Business School’s campus.
Over 350 people gathered in Science Center D Wednesday for Occupy Harvard’s first “teach-in,” a series of eight lectures that spanned about four and a half hours.
After weeks of speculation, Elizabeth Warren released an official statement Thursday confirming that she had claimed Native American heritage to both Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Warren remained adamant, however, that her descent did not have an impact on job offers, as those who hired her had no knowledge of her background when they offered her the positions.
Hoping to connect with Cambridge’s many college students, the Cambridge Police Department officially launched their new smartphone application, My Police Department, or MyPD.
Occupy Harvard went head-to-head with Wall Street on Monday when protesters attempted to interrupt a Goldman Sachs recruiting event hosted by the Office of Career Services
A Cambridge police officer was honored last week for protecting a visiting foreign dignitary against a potential threat at the intersection of Brattle and Mt. Auburn streets this past February.
The Cambridge Police Department received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to implement a new analytics-based approach to crime prevention as part of the Smart Policing Initiative, the CPD announced Tuesday.
Landscapers face a trashed yard following Harvard's 375th anniversary celebration this past Friday.
Joel Brenner, Former National Security Agency inspector general and senior counsel, warned against the increasing vulnerability of American cyber society last night at the Cambridge First Parish Church.
Mention Michael J. Sandel’s popular course “Justice,” and most Harvard students will probably picture the dark wooden grandeur of Sanders Theatre.
A House of Blues staff member intervenes in a student's risky crowd surfing venture at the 5 House Formal on Sunday.
The Sierra Club recently announced its endorsement of seven of the eighteen current candidates for Cambridge City Council.
Joycelyn A. Wilson, a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of African and African American Research, opened her presentation of her academic work on Tuesday by rapping. Wilson, who is an Emmy-nominated documentary film producer, discussed hip-hop as a locus for education within the African American community.
In the wake of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ death, the innovator’s first authorized biography, written by Harvard Overseer Walter S. Isaacson ’74 and scheduled to debut on October 24, has become the most popular pre-ordered book on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
A year after the programming initiative Hack Harvard launched on campus, a similar-sounding enterprise has taken root at Yale.
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) discusses US debt reduction options at the IOP Forum Event titled, “Fiscal 911: Washington to the Rescue?”
Teen is between two worlds with infant son A teen mom still enjoys some aspects of adolescence as parenting responsibilities push her into adulthood.