On Tuesday, Yard Ops sent out the following e-mail vaguely notifying select freshman students of a “tour” that may be coming through their rooms today—without their consent:
If you are receiving this email, it is to notify you that on Wednesday, November 25, between 3 and 5 p.m., it is possible your suite may be included in a building tour. If your suite is chosen, the visit should not exceed 5 minutes. You do not need to be home, however the tour group will knock before entering, in case you are. Best and thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The prospect of this “tour” may conjure up images of the throngs of tourists that inundate the Yard, but Freshmen Dorms Manager Anthony Pacillo told us it is merely a building inspection that will be performed by three Harvard employees.
Holworthy resident Christopher A. Devine ’13, one of the e-mail's recipients, expressed his concerns about the message's ambiguity. "They should have told us whether it was a 50 person tour group or three people checking building maintenance coming into our rooms,” he said.
Well, maybe Yard Ops should take Expos 20 too.