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A crowd of HUDS workers, students, supporters, and a live band rallies in front of the Smith Center on Tuesday evening for Local 26, a Boston union that represents hotel and food service workers, including HUDS employees.
Nearly 100 people attended the kick-off rally, including current Harvard University Dining Services employees, other members of the UNITE HERE Local 26 union, and Harvard students.
Harvard students and employees participate in a Local 26 protest on Tuesday evening in front of the Smith Campus Center. HUDS employee Fatima Leighton states, "I love working with the students, and I treat them with respect. My own daughter is in college and I hope she is being treated as I treat Harvard students." Local 26 represents hotel and food service workers in Boston.
This year’s Yardfest, the College’s outdoor concert headlined by Jessie J, will boast an increased focus on sustainability with a buffet featuring completely compostable dishware in an effort to reduce waste at the event.
Vendors from in and around Cambridge, including the Little Free Library and Book Exchange, Hubway, and Next Step Living, set up shop on the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday afternoon to promote sustainable living.
Gary Matthews of the Whole Foods Food Truck enjoys working at Harvard in particular: "I've found that students here make informed nutritional choices, which allows us to continually update our menu in interesting and health-conscious ways."
Students listen to a panel on "Social Justice for Women of Color" in Harvard Hall on Thursday evening while also enjoying food provided at the event. The panel, which spoke about African American women’s divergent experiences with violence and socioeconomic hardship, was organized by the Action Committee of the Association of Black Harvard Women.
Undergraduate Council representative Wyatt M. Robertson '18 holds a 'Thank You' poster for HUDS staff as Moses Kim '18 signs. The UC organized the 'HUDSy BERGday' event to express gratitude to the staff of Annenberg on behalf of the freshman class.
Quincy Housemasters Lee and Deborah J. Gehrke serve cake and root beer floats in '60s diner apparel to celebrate Deborah's birthday, which is this Friday. The treats were served during community dinner in Quincy on Thursday evening.
Table cloths draping dining hall tables, sparkling silverware, and students decked out in spiffy attire all indicate that the semesterly series of Faculty Dinners is well underway at Harvard College.
Harvard University Dining Services staff member Hector A. Santizo embraces his co-workers during his first visit back to campus since fracturing his leg while traveling to work in early February. Santizo, 64, has worked at Harvard in Adams House for 25 years. “I was so shocked when they told me,” said Teodora Lara, far right, smiling at Santizo. “Because, you know, we appreciate him a lot. We do.” Santizo’s co-workers tried to convince him to stay to eat dinner with them, but he had to leave as his wife, Myriam, who also works at Harvard, was on the way to pick him up.