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FBI couldn’t get a clear picture on abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly spent nearly all of his 92 years creating geometrically-concerned works of abstract and colorful art - a focus he tuned for some time as a Camouflage Technician for the U.S. Army during World War II. But when he applied to participate in the European Recovery Program - popularly known as the Marshall Plan - he generated 50-odd pages in the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not for his military exploits but for concerns that an art school friendship might have been something more.

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Cambridge Police release full list of professors arrested at Harvard’s DACA protest yesterday

In a protest against the removal of protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), over two dozen professors and affiliates of Harvard - as well as Babson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UMass Boston, and Boston College - were arrested in Harvard Square yesterday after creating a human chain across Massachusetts Avenue that blocked traffic through the busy Cambridge junction.

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The CIA college tour: The Ivy League

As part of back-to-school week, we combed through the CIA archives to find connections between colleges and the Agency. Today, we’re looking at the Ivy League.

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The CIA college tour: Boston

As part of back-to-school week, we combed through the CIA archives to find connections between colleges and the Agency, starting with our home turf: Boston.

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From strange phone calls to stick-figure sexcapades, college’s Harambe-mania escalated quickly

In September, Harambe-gate at UMass-Amherst hit a fever pitch. Memes paying vulgar homage to the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo were growing increasingly popular, and an RA’s memo meant to curb their use only appears to have added fuel to the flame.

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