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Two years out, many former Occupy Harvard participants challenge the notion that Occupy “failed.”
In the shadow of Occupy Harvard, new strategies of student activism have emerged that are at once informed by Occupy and reactions to the past movement's shortcomings.
Over a year later, members of Occupy Harvard continue to engage in activism inspired by the movement, and reflect on its legacy on campus.
The achievement of Occupy’s goals was a result more of circumstance than of action, as the movement estranged everyone from administrators, to freshmen trying to enter the Yard, to even those undergraduates who initially supported it.
Members of the Occupy Harvard movement plan to demonstrate at Commencement on Thursday in protest of the potential layoffs of Harvard University Library staff, according to a press release distributed by the movement.
Members of the Occupy Harvard movement plan to demonstrate at Commencement on Thursday to protest potential layoffs of Harvard University Library staff, according to a press release distributed by the movement.
Mark Solovey (Toronto), speaks about the implications of the Occupy Movement in a panel at the Warren Center. Jeffrey Stewart (UCSB), Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale), Linda Gordon (NYU) also spoke at the panel.
Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
If a threat to freedom of speech exists on campus, it comes less from the strong arm of the President’s office, and more from the mentality, enthusiasm, and self-censorship of students themselves.
Students, faculty, and community members gather at “BYO: Unstable Art [Art and the Occupy Movement]” to discuss the importance of arts, aesthetics, and creativity in the context of the Occupy Movement.
More fifty college and community members delved into the open bar and Thai food at the “Unstable Art” discussion as they were greeted by the event’s facilitators—a various collection of Graduate School of Design students and artists.
"Behold, our butter stinketh! — give us therefore, butter that stinketh not." With this cry, the Great Butter Rebellion of 1766, the first Harvard student protest ever recorded, began. Since then, student protests have continued to rock Harvard's campus over the years. In light of the Occupy Harvard movement, here's a look back at some of the ways in which Harvard students have stood up for what they believe in over the last centruy alone.
Occupy Harvard protesters collect their belongings before leaving Lamont Friday night. The sign reads, "Greetings to the Bogazici Starbucks Counter Occupation, Occupy Harvard," an occupation in Istanbul, Turkey that is similar to Occupy Harvard.
Occupy Harvard protesters gather for a last cheer on the steps of Lamont before leaving Friday night. Because the library closes at 10pm on Fridays, the protesters could not stay in Lamont Cafe.