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If they garner enough support, questions that ask students to vote on measures that are far from actionable—even joke questions—can make it to the voting box.
Intense bass frequencies shake the stacks. The pungent smell of beer-soaked parchment permeates the air. This is a party in Pusey Library, and the party is pumping. In light of the current social drought on Harvard’s campus, everyone’s favorite student organization, the Undergraduate Council, has entertained a number of possible referenda, one of which includes turning an actual library into a “freshman-oriented” social space. This week, FM is imagining turning up (and turning the pages) in Pusey.
Thousands of essays, journals, and other archival documents from the 17th and 18th centuries are now available online, after a group of University libraries launched the Colonial North American Project website last week.
As the deadline for the start of the renovation approaches, Flyby suggests a few easy but crucial additions to make Cabot Library the new place to be.
Among other changes, the 40-year-old library will have its solid walls and windows replaced with glass walls, visually integrating the space with the Greenhouse Cafe and Science Center exterior.
Recent gifts include a $500,000 donation to support innovation in the libraries and another gift to support archiving endangered films.
We’ll leave that to voters to decide, but for those of you unsure, Flyby weighs the pros and cons of turning libraries into social spaces.
Harvard’s library system has reduced spending by $25 million in aggregate since 2009, largely due to a two-year restructuring effort completed in August 2012, according to an update distributed to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences prior to its meeting on Tuesday.
Undergraduate Council pushed a referendum asking students if the Pusey Library should “be transformed into a freshmen-oriented social space” to the upcoming election ballot.
By mid-2017, Harvard Law School’s entire collection of United States case law will be available for public search through new online legal platform, Ravel Law, which will provide for free the contents of its database for bulk access over the next eight years.
The satirical protest targeted office hours for Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science,” the first and only course to extend Widener Library’s weeknight hours until midnight.
The almost 190,000 pages of material spanning from 1784 to 1981 reveal the activities of a family of notable leaders in several social movements during the 19th and 20th centuries, such as abolition, prohibition, and women’s suffrage.
The Harvard College Library and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures are creating an archive to preserve materials related to the January attack on French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo and the aftermath of the shooting.
The library will stay open on weekdays until midnight, instead of the usual 10 p.m., next fall and spring.