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Hitting the Books
Student Life

Hitting the Books

Students filter through Widener Library at dusk on Tuesday during exam period.

Out With The Old
Books

Photos of the Day (5/11-5/12/15)

Central Administration

Darnton, University Librarian, Will Depart This Summer

Robert C. Darnton ’60, the Harvard University librarian, will step down from his post after an eight-year tenure at the helm of Harvard’s library system.

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.

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’