Freshmen in Weld cheer at the Freshman Convocation on Tuesday as their dorm was called and officially welcomed to Harvard. This year’s Convocation, a recent tradition that was instituted first for the Class of 2013, featured speakers such as Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who encouraged students to be “skeptical idealists rather than cynics” throughout their time at the College.
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.
In response to recent thefts in River Houses and Harvard Yard dormitories, the Undergraduate Council’s Student Life Committee issued a memo last week expressing support for exterior security cameras outside of residence halls.
The colorful chairs that have become a staple of the Yard for the warmer months were placed back in Harvard Yard this week. The chairs were first added to the Yard in 2009 as part of the Harvard Common Spaces effort to make the Yard more accessible for the entire community
While incoming freshmen can indicate sleeping schedules, rooming-size preferences and music tastes on housing applications, the ability to preference gender-neutral housing remains to be seen, causing some students to voice concern over the lack of an option.