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