Slipping, shouting, and streaking, herds of naked students participated in the biannual tradition of Primal Scream at midnight on Thursday morning, blowing off steam on the last night before final exams commence.
Though last year’s Primal Scream was the site of controversy, with a student protest interrupting proceedings, this year’s was far milder in terms of temperament and temperature.
A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.
More than a hundred students took a break from studying at the strike of midnight on Thursday to ring in the College’s spring final exam period with a clothing-optional lap around Harvard Yard.
Protesters said that their goal was not to protest Primal Scream itself, but to hold a four-and-a-half minute period of silence before the run for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner of New York.
Kim wrote that he could “only cringe at [his] sheer stupidity and immaturity” and felt he “betrayed the very community that [he] had intimately become a part of and come to love.”
Faculty members will discuss a proposed student honor code, the passage of which would require students to make an affirmation of integrity, at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
Because Harvard’s academic calendar does not list Housing Day as a University holiday, many professors are not aware of its date and do not take the event into consideration when creating their syllabi.