Over the last half century, changing political circumstances have altered Harvard’s relationship with the armed forces as anti-militarism has become unacceptable and any criticism of the military have focused on specific policies.
Comedian Amy Poehler—a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live” and the current star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”—encouraged the members of the class of 2011 to always allow themselves to lean on others and be open to new ideas at Wednesday afternoon’s Class Day Exercises.
Three days after the Harvard class of 2011 receives their diplomas, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds will get a degree of her own.
Bates College in Lewiston, Maine will award Hammonds an honorary degree on May 29 for her work researching the relationship between medicine and race.
Only beer and wine—not hard alcohol—will be served at off-campus formals this semester, according to changes in the alcohol policy outlined by Dean of Student Life Suzy M. Nelson at a Committee on Student Life meeting yesterday morning.