Daily Feed: Harvard's Website Taken Over by Syrian Electronic Army

Harvard’s Website Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army. Yesterday morning, harvard.edu was taken over by an image of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad with the tagline “Syrian Electronic Army Were Here.” Without that clarification, we would have wondered what happened to Drew Gilpin Faust. [Harvard Crimson]

The Debate Is On: Massachusetts Senate Works On Casino Bill. “We’re not interested in trying to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. We want to make sure these entities remain viable, that they are going to produce revenue for the commonwealth,” said Sen. Stephen M. Brewer, an author of the bill, after yesterday’s debate. The Senate got through 60 of the 182 proposed amendments and agreed to continue working on the bill today. [MassLive.com]

Could Caffeinated Coffee Help Prevent Depression in Women? A study by the Harvard School for Public Health stopped short of concluding that caffeinated coffee reduces the risk of depression — but found that women who drank 2-3 cups of Joe per day were 15 percent less likely to develop depression than women who drank one cup or less per week. Chug! Chug! Chug! [GlobalPost.com]

New Boston University Ad Campaign Attempts to Influence the Influencers. The campaign “The World Needs to Know” by the agency Allen & Gerritsen, of Watertown, Mass., is an attempt to change the perception of B.U. to that of a leading research institution. The target audience isn’t really prospective students or alumni — though they can draw their own conclusions from it, too — as much as it’s aimed at the “so-called thought leaders” who vote for best college rankings. [New York Times]

Watch: Tyra Banks Tells Conan All About Harvard. So was “kiss my fat ass” her topic for the admissions essay? [BostInnovation.com]

Gov. Deval Patrick Signs Sweeping Alimony Overhaul. The new law sets a limit on the duration of alimony payments in divorce cases. [New York Times]