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Good morning, Harvard! Harvard-Yale weekend is finally here!
At left, Angela M. Leocata watches protesters speak at a rally in the Science Center Plaza on Thursday evening. Housekeepers at the Boston-Cambridge Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel went on strike on Thursday and staged a rally to protest working conditions at the hotel and pressure Hilton to agree to their preferred means of unionization.
Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center, I. Glen Cohen leads a talk about his book 'Patients With Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics' in Langdell Hall on Wednesday. Panelists for the discussion included Amitabh Chadra, Nir Eyal, and Alicia Ely Yamin.
Director of Harvard University Health Services, Dr. Paul Barreira, second from left, answers a student's question at HUHS's second Town Hall meeting this week. The meeting on Wednesday evening in Emerson Hall gave students the opportunity to join in a discussion about proposed changes to HUHS.
UC Vice President, Sietse K. Goffard '15 asks HUHS panelists an anonymous question during a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening in Emerson Hall. Attendees of the meeting were encouraged to ask questions about changes to HUHS, or text Goffard their inquires if they wished to remain anonymous.
Dean of Freshmen Tom Dingman signs an extended eligibility form for a student-athlete at his desk.
Students assemble outside Massachusetts Hall during the Harvard Divest Rally to call for divestment of endowment funds from fossil fuels on April 11, 2013.
“Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation” consists of 13 “rings” of sound focused about a central core. The rings themselves draw from a wide variety of sounds, including sine tones, a piano, percussion, and found objects, all presented in a periodic manner.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “Bat Boy,” which runs until Nov. 23, wins points for consistency, wittiness, and overall polish. With a sophisticated, clever set and costume design, and self-aware actors who toe the line between the campy and the commonplace, “Bat Boy” takes a vivacious relish in the overall absurdity that permeates the production.
“Marianne Moore became the important poet she was because of her resistance and her survival of her very oppressive mother,” said Linda Leavell, biographer and Beinecke fellow at Yale. “What I needed to do in this book was to tell the story of Moore’s family.”
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club's production of "Three Sisters" infused the play with a 21st-century flavor, and its subtle wit engaged the modern audience while fully preserving the poignancy of the characters’ conditions. The play effectively made up for the lackluster performances of some of its lead actors through an ingenious use of props and stage design, which helped to deliver the emotional power that the blocking and acting largely failed to convey.
As a Shakespeare “problem play,” so named because it delicately toes the line between cookie-cutter comedy and tragedy, “Pericles” can be difficult to stage. However, the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production that ran in the Adams Pool Theater from Nov. 7 to 9 managed to do it—and well, due to a strong core of actors.