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Indian College Excavations
Anthropology

Undergraduates Begin Excavations in Yard

Undergraduates taking Anthropology 1130: “The Archaeology of Harvard Yard” will be excavating in Harvard Yard for a fifth year as a part of the Harvard Yard Archeology Project.

Freshmen

Didn't we meet at Annenberg?

Composting Initiative
Green

Compost Program Rolls Out for Freshman Dorms

Offices across the College have collaborated to roll out a comprehensive residential composting program in all of the 17 freshman dormitories.

Tobacco-Free Signs
Health

Harvard Yard Goes Tobacco-Free

The use of all forms of tobacco—including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products—has been banned in Harvard Yard.

Crimson Key Society Petting Zoo
Freshmen

Crimson Key Society Petting Zoo

Nayiri Ayanian '18 shows off to her fellow classmates one of the rabbits from the Crimson Key Society-sponsored petting zoo event, held on Sunday afternoon in Harvard Yard.

Crimson Key Society Petting Zoo
Freshmen

Crimson Key Society Petting Zoo

William Wu '18 cradles a black rabbit at the Crimson Key Society-sponsored petting zoo on Tuesday.

Science Center Bomb Threat
Crime

Science Center Bomb Threat

A lone armed guard stands watch in front of evacuated Science Center Saturday morning as police investigate bomb threats.

Authorities at Holworthy
Crime

Authorities at Holworthy

Local authorities leave Holworthy Hall in Harvard Yard after sweeping the building for potential bombs early Saturday afternoon.

Authorities at Holworthy
Crime

Campus Given ‘All Clear’ After Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuations

HUPD Spokesperson Steven G. Catalano announced that campus buildings were safe in an email to the University community shortly before 1 p.m. Catalano wrote that “no information was found to substantiate the threat” but that buildings were nevertheless searched “out of an abundance of caution.”

Harvard Yard

Yardfest 2014

Yardfest 2014
Harvard Yard

Yardfest 2014

Janelle Monae riles up the crowd during her Yardfest performance, which was organized by the College Events Board.

Holden Chapel
Religion

Services, Cadavers, and Collegium: The History of Holden Chapel

A young Holyoke of the Class of 1746 chronicled the happenings at Harvard College before his admission: “1742, June 2. Foundation of the Chapel Laid Some part of ye begin’g of this month. [sic]” Thus he recorded the beginning of a symbolic change in the Harvard Yard: the construction of its first chapel. Despite the many religious commitments of Harvard men, who read the Scriptures multiple times in a day and practiced the teachings of the Bible, a century went by until Holden was built.

Housing Day 2014
House Life

Snowfall Does Not Chill Housing Day Spirit

Persistent snowfall and gusts of wind did not prevent upperclassmen from flocking to the Yard in full force to participate in Harvard’s annual Housing Day festivities Thursday morning.

Bomb Squad Units
Harvard Yard

Bomb Squad Units

Boston Police bomb squad units leave Sever Hall after checking the premises for any bomb threats.

On Kirkland Street
HUPD

On Kirkland Street

Massachusetts State Police officers wait on Kirkland St. Monday afternoon after reports of explosives in four Harvard buildings. CORRECTION: Dec. 16, 2013: An earlier version of this caption incorrectly identified the street where the Mass. State Police were were waiting. In fact, it was Kirkland St.

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven