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Zoe A. Y. Weinberg

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PBHA

For Kids, Treats No Trick

When students in the Quad opened their doors Friday evening, they found themselves facing a three-foot tall Michael Jackson, a ...

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Hasty Pudding Shields John Harvard from Dangerous Tourists

<p>If you walked by John Harvard today, you probably saw a small group of freshmen staked out in front of the statue.</p><p>Were they protecting it? No.</p><p>Protesting? Nope.</p><p>Punching? Initiating? Bingo.</p><p>The students, who claimed to be “guarding” John Harvard, spent the day preventing tourists from taking pictures. It was a measure of increased campus security, they said.</p><p>In reality the freshmen are Hasty Pudding punches initiates, or “neophytes” as the club likes to refer to them.  FlyBy wasn't lucky enough to be one of them, but those who made the cut received an email shortly before midnight on Tuesday that asked them to pretend to be John Harvard bodyguards from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today, in one-hour shifts.</p><p>Said one neo, who asked not to be named for fear of offending the club’s leaders,</p><p>Most [tourists and students] were pretty laid back about it. When we told tourists not to take pictures some said ‘okay, no problem.’ But a few people were legitimately ticked off.</p><p>How did the camera-wielding tourists respond? More on the prank, after the jump.</p><p>

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Hasty Pudding Shields John Harvard from Dangerous Tourists

If you walked by John Harvard today, you probably saw a small group of freshmen staked out in front of

Crime

New Potential Suspect In Art Theft Investigation

The investigation of an alleged $80 million theft of a Harvard doctor’s art collection has taken yet another bizarre turn, with the Boston Globe now reporting that officials are looking into whether the doctor’s business partner is to blame.

Libraries

Library Acquires Updike Collection

Harvard’s Houghton Library announced earlier this week that it will acquire the John Updike Archive—an extensive collection of Updike’s original ...

FAS

GSAS Alum Gets Williams Post

Theoretical physicist Adam F. Falk, who received his doctoral degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in ...

Profs. Sign Amicus Brief

Four Harvard Law School professors signed a statement in support of the defendant in a case regarding executive pay that

Harvard Square Visual History Book Released

After four and half years of research and over 100 interviews, Cambridge resident Mo Lotman has published the first visual