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Welcome to Freshman Week, a week long welcome to Harvard. Welcome.
A custodial van pumps water out of Thayer Hall, which flooded today after a wastebasket fire on the fifth floor. Students were evacuated from the building, which complicated move out plans.
Police blocked off and guarded Thayer Hall until the building was inspected after a fire around 9:30am on the fifth floor.
This year’s freshman formal, which will take place Wednesday on the Science Center Plaza, will feature an “incidents tent” near the main event for students seeking medical treatment, according to formal co-chair Gretty Garcia ’18.
A bathroom sink in Massachusetts Hall serves as an anchor for a Divest Harvard banner outside of the building.
Claudia Huang '18, a resident of Massachusetts Hall, watches a Divest Harvard rally from an upper floor of the building. Protesters held a "Faith Day" rally Wednesday morning as part of "Harvard Heat Week."
“The organizers from Divest were fantastic,” said Freshman resident dean for Ivy Yard Michael C. Ranen in an interview. “They reached out to every single one of the students and the proctor assuring them that they would be able to go in and out and offered to meet with them individually before it started.”
As Divest Harvard blocks administrators from accessing offices inside of Mass. Hall, the 14 freshmen who live in the campus’s oldest standing building have tried out a new routine.
While some freshmen say that Advising Fortnight is useful for exploring diverse concentration options, others say events are impersonal and inconveniently scheduled.
Typically held in Boston, the freshman formal for the Class of 2018 will be held in the Science Center Plaza following a banquet in Annenberg on April 29th this year.