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Gutman Library

Gutman Library at the Graduate School of Education.

Gannett
Books

Iconic Legal Guide Faces New Challenges

The notorious Bluebook is at the center of not one, but two controversies challenging Harvard’s historic monopoly over its production

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past
Research

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past

Houghton Library
Student Life

Houghton Library

Houghton Library
College

Navigating the Archives: Houghton Looks To Draw Students

To make the library’s resources seem more approachable, Hardman and Heather G. Cole, the assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts, launched the Houghton Undergraduate Summer Fellowship, a program designed to prompt undergraduates to engage with the Houghton’s vast collection and explore their scholarly curiosities.

Crime

Law Librarian Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges

Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, who was a librarian at the Law School at the time of the incident, was arrested in Colorado on Nov. 20 after a sting operation involving a police officer posing as an underage girl.

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

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.

On Campus

A Party In Pusey

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.

HUCTW
On Campus

HUCTW

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.

New Title IX Process Released at Law School
Central Administration

Libraries Digitize Thousands of Colonial Documents

​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.

Cabot Library
Libraries

Cabot Library, Reimagined Our Way

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.

Science Center Rendering
College

Science Center Library Renovation Plans Feature Open Space

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.

Widener Balloons
FAS

Library System Has Reached One-Third of Fundraising Goal

Recent gifts include a $500,000 donation to support innovation in the libraries and another gift to support archiving endangered films.

Maps of Pusey Library
Libraries

Pros and Cons: Partying in Pusey

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.

Central Administration

Following Restructuring, Libraries Report Large Savings

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.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes