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Police Guard Thayer

Thayer Evacuated After Wastebasket Fire

“The smoke tripped the water abatement system, which released water that then flooded the building from the 5th floor down to the basement,” Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde wrote. “Yard Ops is cleaning all the water out and will get the electrical inspectors to go in afterward to declare the building safe for students to re-enter.”

Central Administration

Francis Doyle, Professor at UCSB, Named Next SEAS Dean

Doyle will assume leadership of the school on August 1 as it seeks to raise $450 million in advance of its 2019 move to a new campus in Allston.

Divest 5/13/15

Divest 5/13/15

Divest Protests University Appointment

Divest Protests University Appointment

Members of the student activist group Divest Harvard blockade entrances to Massachusetts Hall on Wednesday to protest the recent appointment of Thomas J. Hollister, a former oil executive, as University chief financial officer.

Divest Protests University Appointment
Student Groups

Divest Harvard Blockades Mass Hall Again

The group blocked entrances to the administrative building for the second time this semester in protest of the appointment of new University Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Hollister, who is a former oil executive.

Divest Harvard: Faith Day

As Divest Blockade Continues, Protesters Await Response

Activist group Divest Harvard continues to demand that Harvard divest its endowment from fossil fuels even as some top University officials largely ignore their protest.

Continued Dialogue

Blockade Remains After Faust Offers To Meet With Protesters

University President Drew G. Faust offered to meet with demonstrators on the condition that they stop blocking her office building’s entrances, but they refused.

University Hall Protest

Photos of the Day (04/14/2015)

Tourists during the Protest
Central Administration

Tourists during the Protest

Despite Divest Harvard protesters blockading University Hall, tourists continue to take photographs with the John Harvard Statue.

University Hall Blockade

On 'Heat Week' Day 3, Divest Protesters Target University Hall

The group decided to blockade University Hall after administrators did not respond directly to their blockade of Massachusetts Hall on Monday, according to Divest Harvard co-coordinator Talia K. Rothstein ’17.

Divest Poster Hanging
Central Administration

In Blockade’s Second Day, Divest Expands Protest to HAA

The second day of the planned weeklong protest, dubbed "Harvard Heat Week" by its organizers, was punctuated by alumni rallies outside Mass. Hall and expansion to other parts of campus.

Protesters Launch 'Heat Week;' Blockade Mass Hall

Protesters Launch 'Heat Week;' Blockade Mass Hall

Divest Harvard
Central Administration

Calling for Divestment, Protesters Blockade Mass. Hall

The blockade, which is part of a planned weeklong protest the group has dubbed “Heat Week,” came after the group trained protesters in civil disobedience tactics and held a rally at the First Parish in Cambridge earlier in the evening.

Divest Protest in Mass Hall
Central Administration

Divest Harvard Plans Weeklong Blockade of Mass. Hall

According to Divest Harvard co-founder Chloe S. Maxmin ’15, “hundreds” of advocates of the movement, including dozens of students, are willing to be arrested.

Breaking News

Man Allegedly Solicited Donations at HKS for Charity Connected to ISIS

Kennedy School spokesperson Doug Gavel wrote in an emailed statement that the man has not been seen on campus since and that there appears to be no threat to the community at this time.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’