Michael Levenson

Michael Levenson is a general assignment reporter, with an interest in stories about politics, personalities, history, nature, and art. He previously reported for the City Hall and State House bureaus. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he covered Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign, the 2009 Boston mayoral election, and the 2010 governor’s race, and has written about topics ranging from a caterpillar invasion that devastated Cape Cod to Donald Trump’s fascination with conspiracy theories.

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50 years later, memories of the moon landing reflect a historic achievement during a turbulent time

By , Globe Staff

Millions marveled at the grainy images of Neil Armstrong descending Apollo 11’s ladder, but down on Earth they were fighting over Vietnam and civil rights.

Harvard suspends star economist Roland Fryer following sexual harassment complaints

By , Globe Staff

The punishment derails the career of a scholar who, at 30, became the youngest African-American to receive tenure at Harvard.

Harvard fires fencing coach over Needham house sale

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Harvard said Peter Brand violated the university’s conflict-of-interest policy by selling his Needham home to a wealthy businessman whose son was looking to apply to the university and fence on the team.


In the war of the roses in the Public Garden, the rabbits are winning

By , Globe Staff

“Not to sound dramatic, but if we don’t solve the rabbit problem, we’re not going to have roses,” said one of the leaders of the volunteer Rose Brigade.