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Harvard University Press
Features

Printing in the Digital Age

Beginning its second century, Harvard University Press is rethinking and modernizing the methods of academic publishing while maintaining its traditional standards for the works that carry the Harvard name on their spines.

Last day of Visitas
College

Last day of Visitas

Prefrosh Saloni Vishwakarma takes a picture of fellow prefrosh Deepika S. Kurup in front of Widener Library on Monday, the last day of Visitas. “Visitas has been phenomenal. One of the best parts is how approachable everyone is,” said Kurup.

Edible Books Festival
Books

Edible Books Festival

College

Edible Book Competition

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.

College

Farnsworth Room Oddities

Here are some of Farnsworth’s finest and strangest, available now for your reading pleasure.

Spacious Study Areas in the Fung Library
Libraries

Spacious Study Areas in the Fung Library

Both seats and couches are available for use at the Fung Library, which is located at the bottom floor of the Center for Government and International Studies building.

Student studies in spacious reading room
Libraries

Student studies in spacious reading room

A student studies in the peaceful Yenching Reading Room of the Yenching Library. This space is usually not very full.

GSD Loeb Library
Libraries

Why Aren't You Studying at the GSD Loeb Library?

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

The “powerful and very dangerous” storm, the National Weather Service reported, will develop Saturday night through Sunday morning.

Cold Storage
Books

Cold Storage

Professor of Romance Languages and Literature Jeffrey T. Schnapp introduces "Cold Storage", a short documentary showing the inside workings of the Harvard Depository, Harvard's off-site library storage facility. The movie was followed by a panel on the future of libraries and information organization.

Books

Tome Raider

Dan C. Hazen, Ph.D., has recovered books from the battlefield. While working for a Nicaraguan library in the 1980s, Hazen led a team to salvage political documents from local government buildings overtaken by the Contras. Storming into offices whose occupants had been exiled, the archivists attracted some suspicion.

Widener Sledding
Libraries

Widener Sledding

Students sled down the front steps of Widener Library Tuesday, making use of a rare snow day on campus as a blizzard descends on the Boston area. The University has historically only closed for select major weather events.

Oaks
Research

Dumbarton Oaks Opens New Fellowship House

The opening of the fellowship house comes after 18 months of construction and more than three years of planning.

Lamont's New Self-Checkout Option
Student Life

Lamont, Cabot Libraries Introduce Self-Checkout

The two machines—one at each location—stand near the circulation desks at both libraries.

College

Diary of a Mad Librarian

SCENE: THE LIBRARY. (Curious Freshman removes a catalogue-card from its proper place). NOAH. Look here, sir! Don't you know it's against the rule to take those cards from the drawer? CURIOUS FRESH. But I suppose it's no matter, as I did it insensibly. NOAH (excited). Yes, but it is! You will incense Sibley, if you are not careful!

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard