“I was always thinking, ‘Is there something inexpensive and not too crazy that we can do to make the Yard friendlier for a public school kid from Ohio?’” says Michael R. Van Valkenburgh, Graduate School of Design professor. The consensus answer was to purchase a number of bright Luxembourg chairs and place them throughout the Yard.
Two years out, many former Occupy Harvard participants challenge the notion that Occupy “failed.”
Harvard will take the field against Yale this weekend in the 130th playing of The Game. The Crimson haven’t won yet, but according to the College’s top administrator, Harvard already has bragging rights over that school in New Haven—not necessarily for talents in football, but for having the biggest university-owned herbarium in the world.
Since Harvard partnered with car rental provider Zipcar and bike share company Hubway, students increasingly have taken advantage of these companies’ discounted rates for Harvard affiliates, and the companies have added even more benefits over the years.
Workers, union members, and labor activists march through Harvard Yard on Wednesday afternoon in protest of Harvard Medical School's decision to cut 31 custodial contract jobs. Though the Medical School has cited financial constraints as reasoning behind the cuts, protesters alleged Wednesday that the terminations are unnecessary.
A Wednesday morning rally at the Medical School’s Longwood campus drew more than 50 people, according to a union employee, while an afternoon rally that began in front of Holyoke Center and turned into a march through Harvard Yard attracted more than 80 protesters.
Come fall semester, two familiar faces in the Freshman Dean’s Office will no longer be there. Resident deans William Cooper ’94 of Ivy Yard and Jonas V. Clark of Oak Yard are leaving the FDO.
An owl makes a rare appearance outside of Widener Library on December 19. Students and tourists alike stopped in the Yard to record the sighting.
Students clamor for hip-hop artist Tyga at this year’s Yardfest, held in Tercentenary Theatre on April 13. Tyga’s performance also drew protests from students who viewed his lyrics as misogynistic.
As the clock struck midnight, shouts rang out across Harvard Yard. Despite exams to come in nine hours, students bared it all in the spring incarnation of an age-old, clothing-optional tradition: Primal Scream.
Students and faculty enjoy the sunshine in the Yard on Sunday during reading week before finals begin this Thursday.