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British pop artist Jessie J headlined took the stage in pink hair and a Harvard T-shirt for the College’s annual Yardfest concert in Tercentenary Theater on Friday night.
The academy-award winning actress, known for her roles in psychological thriller “Black Swan” and the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, will address the Class of 2015 on May 27.
The new Theater, Dance, and Media concentration has started the process of hiring faculty members, said Martin Puchner, the English professor who spearheaded the effort to create the concentration, during a panel event Wednesday.
At the time of delivery, the petition had garnered 2,273 signatures, with 1,103 undergraduates, 685 graduate students, 113 faculty members, and 81 alumni as signatories.
Protesters from the environmental activist group Divest Harvard have done their very best to get administrators’ attention this week.
The group decided to blockade University Hall after administrators did not respond directly to their blockade of Massachusetts Hall on Monday, according to Divest Harvard co-coordinator Talia K. Rothstein ’17.
The blockade, which is part of a planned weeklong protest the group has dubbed “Heat Week,” came after the group trained protesters in civil disobedience tactics and held a rally at the First Parish in Cambridge earlier in the evening.
Beginning on Sunday, Divest Harvard plans to stage its most ambitious act yet, hoping to bring hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni to Harvard Yard to blockade Massachusetts Hall.
In preparation for the survey, administrators are emphasizing the confidentiality of the poll and are executing an aggressive publicity push to draw respondents.
Newly elected members of the Graduate Student Council declared Wednesday night their support for an effort by graduate students to unionize.
The Undergraduate Council’s new leadership prioritizes short-term projects over more ambitious ones that require more administrative support.
According to Divest Harvard co-founder Chloe S. Maxmin ’15, “hundreds” of advocates of the movement, including dozens of students, are willing to be arrested.
Graduate students involved in the unionization effort said the movement is still in its early stages but counts members from all three divisions of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Commission heard two cases on the campus center, which Harvard administrators expect to undergo construction from 2016 to 2018, at a public hearing on Thursday.
As Harvard Law School moves to break from the University’s central approach to handling cases of alleged sexual harassment, Law professors are questioning the relationship between their school and Harvard’s central administration.