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Fire Pit Pit stop
College

Fire Pit Pit stop

Carl Leahman and Leo Koch make a stop to warm up by the fire pits in Science Center Plaza. Locals bundled up to keep warm as temperatures dropped into the single digits in Cambridge Thursday night.

Freshman Festivity
College

Holworthy Freshman Arts Room to Extend Hours

Located in Holworthy Basement, the space is commonly used for evening workshops and the artistic pursuits of freshmen, but is currently only open on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. The new initiative extends those hours to 24/7.

Club Postering
Student Groups

Students Brave Winter Chill to Claim Poster Space in the Yard

Dressed in their thickest winter coats with their breath visible in the morning air, a crowd of students eagerly gather in the Yard every Monday and Thursday morning as they wait for Facilities Maintenance Operations to clear the boards of last week's posters.

Siraj Performs at Harvard Skate Kickoff
On Campus

Siraj Performs at Harvard Skate Kickoff

Yasmin Siraj '18, a former skater with Team USA, performs at the kickoff for the Science Center plaza skating rink, which opened last Friday.

First Day of Class
College

Photos of the Day (01/25/16)

John Harvard Statue in the Snow
College

John Harvard Statue in the Snow

Snow from winter storm Jonas falls on the John Harvard statue on Saturday afternoon.

John Harvard Statue in the Snow
College

Photos of the Day (01/24/16)

Students Evacuate Harvard Yard
Crime

Investigation Into November Bomb Threat Remains Open

After a bomb threat last month prompted the evacuation of Harvard Yard, the Harvard University Police Department’s investigation into the case remains open.

Harvard Yard (1892)
College

Harvard Then and Now

In “Walden,” Henry David Thoreau asks, “Why do precisely these objects which we behold make a world?” This project by photographer Özdemir Vayısoğlu seeks to contrast the worlds created by two distinct generations of Harvard students mainly through objects they owned. Through pairs of photos, it illustrates how Harvard’s campus has transformed since the late 19th and early 20th century, reflecting the epistemological value of everyday objects we behold for understanding our ever-changing world with a historical perspective, and thereby, providing a visual archaeology of how material culture has changed Harvard over the last century.

Primal Scream
Student Life

Primal Scream

Students gather in Harvard Yard at midnight on Thursday for Primal Scream.

Primal Scream
College

Sprinting in the Buff, Students Mark the Start of Finals

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.

Students Evacuate Harvard Yard
Crime

Bomb Threat Investigation Remains ‘Active and Ongoing’

Last Monday, four Harvard buildings were evacuated and searched after Harvard Police received a report of a bomb threat that proved to be unfounded.

Reading with Parents
College

Harvard’s Youngest Residents

The College lifestyle is not designed for young children, but at Harvard, proctor and tutor children are exposed to a wide diversity of people and experiences, and in turn, influence the daily lives of residential undergraduates.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault

Viviana I. Maymi ‘16 speaks at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall where more than 80 undergraduates convened to call on the College to commit more resources and attention to preventing sexual assaults on campus.

Petition Signing
College

Petition Signing

Students line up to sign a petition in support of demands to overhaul Harvard's sexual assault prevention programs at a rally outside Massachusetts Hall on Thursday.Students said Harvard should require mandatory yearly sexual assault training for undergraduates and additional training for sexual violence response tutors in addition to increasing funding for the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes