Amy Friedman

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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.

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TIME.com
Au Revoir to Real Croissants?

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.

TIME.com
Vietnam Bans Smoking in Public

After a 2010 law to curb smoking was widely ignored, new legislation aims to ban smoking in public entirely.

The Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson
"Parkland" Falls Short of Promise

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.

The Harvard Crimson
"Bangerz" a Mash of Confused Ideas

"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 Harvard Crimson
"Tower" Rebuilt

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 Harvard Crimson
Shel Silverstein Should Not Grow Up

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)....

The Harvard Crimson
Weld Visitor Abe Liu: I Was Lonely

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Harvard College Administration Quiet on Abe Liu Incident

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 Harvard Crimson
Laptop Thefts Double in April

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Yale Tailgate Crash Victim Sues Driver, U-Haul

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Virginia Tech Verdict Repealed

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.

The Harvard Crimson
TF Back in Court for Sexual Assault Charge

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 Harvard Crimson
Police Send Warning After Two Assaults

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Fire Displaces HBS Students

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.

The Harvard Crimson
No One Injured in HBS Fire, Several Displaced

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Occupy Harvard Hosts Teach-In

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Warren Speaks Out on Heritage Accusations

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Cambridge Police Launch New Smartphone App

Hoping to connect with Cambridge’s many college students, the Cambridge Police Department officially launched their new smartphone application, My Police Department, or MyPD.

The Harvard Crimson
Cambridge Police Gets Grant to Improve Crime Prevention

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Former NSA Counsel Talks Cyber Safety

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Justice Goes Global

Mention Michael J. Sandel’s popular course “Justice,” and most Harvard students will probably picture the dark wooden grandeur of Sanders Theatre.

The Harvard Crimson
Students Kicked Out of Formal

A House of Blues staff member intervenes in a student's risky crowd surfing venture at the 5 House Formal on Sunday.

The Harvard Crimson
Du Bois Fellow Talks Hip-Hop

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Pre-Sales High for University Overseer’s Bio on Steve Jobs

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.

The Harvard Crimson
Panel Talks Bipartisan Economic Policy

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) discusses US debt reduction options at the IOP Forum Event titled, “Fiscal 911: Washington to the Rescue?”

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