When you've reached the end of your "free" money from Harvard, what do you do?
A sticker for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers reads “Solidarity-Negotiation-Progress” near the bag-checking station at Lamont Library on Nov. 10. 2015.
As hard as it is to research an obscure thesis topic for months and write it up in a meager 100 or so pages, titling said thesis is likely the hardest part of the whole endeavor. The more esoteric the topic, the more amusing the title (we assume). FM scoured Lamont’s shelves to find the most entertaining humanities thesis titles. We threw in a few of our own creations just to keep you on your toes. Happy guessing! And if you wrote one of these...Well, you’ve got at least one question right by default!
A student speaks to a representative from Harvard Law School at the Law School Night Wednesday evening. The event, jointly organized by Harvard Student Agencies and the Office of Career Services, served to provide a single, convenient space for students to hear from and connect with a variety of law schools. Commenting on the high attendance that night, event organizer Ingrid Y. Li ‘17 said, “It’s amazing to see the rejuvenation of interest in law at Harvard.”
The EQC, which debuted without much traffic last semester, was designed to serve as a central hub for tutoring in select foundational economics courses.
It’s Wednesday afternoon and a group of library staff members have gathered for an important vote. Carefully examining the entries, they mark down votes on a ballot which includes categories from “wittiest/punniest” and “most resembles a book,” to “most inedible.” This is Lamont Library’s first edible book contest since 2009 (though I will come to see that both the “book” and “edible” requirements are really more like loose guidelines), a celebration of the scholarly and scrumptious. Lamont’s contest is an incarnation of the Edible Book Festival, an annual competition for “bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world,” according to the website.
Books including "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireball" are lined up on the table for participants to look at. Lamont Library held the Edible Book Contest on Wednesday.
Here are some of Farnsworth’s finest and strangest, available now for your reading pleasure.
The first floor work area of Lamont library was quiet on Wednesday evening as people studied. The weeks leading up to Spring Break can be especially busy for some students as midterm season reaches its peak.
Protesters and members of the Harvard Band crowd the foyer of Lamont Library early Tuesday morning after the protesters tried to delay the start of Primal Scream with a moment of silence for victims of racial violence.
Whether you need to pull an all-nighter, hammer out a paper, or drown your sorrows in endless caffeine, Lamont baristas (Laristas) are there for you.
Ah, the wonders of the vending machine—enabling students to stay indoors for weeks on end since they were first invented in the 1880s. Don’t wait for the next blizzard to scope out supply lines. FM will guide you through some of the best vending machines at Harvard, so you can always be prepared.