Courtney Diekema '13, of Harvard's Air Force ROTC program, listens during President Drew Gilpin Faust's speech at the ROTC Commissioning ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony, in which four ROTC graduates were commissioned as officers in the U.S. military, filled Fong Auditorium completely after rain prevented the event from being held in Tercentenary Theatre.
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust speaks at the annual ROTC commissioning ceremony on Wednesday. Faust thanked the newly commissioned officers for their service and also urged audience members to recognize the sacrifices of those in the military. "We must commit ourselves to taking responsibility for the burden our veterans have carried," Faust said.
Colin Dickinson '13 takes his oath of allegiance as he is commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy on Wednesday at the annual ROTC commissioning ceremony.
Gavin Pascarella '13 receives pins from family members as he is commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps on Wednesday at the ROTC commissioning ceremony. Along with fellow graduate Brian Furey '13, Pascarella is now a Second Lieutenant in the Corps.
Seniors Colin Dickinson, Christian Yu, Gavin Pascarella, Brian Furey, and Courtney Diekema receive a standing ovation from the crowd in Boylston Hall after the annual ROTC commissioning ceremony on Wednesday. Pascarella and Furey were named Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps, and Diekema joined the U.S. Air Force as a Second Lieuenant. Dickinson is now an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, with Yu set to commission at a later date.
Several of the new additions to the Square provide high calorie food items.
Harvard's first director of BGLTQ student life, Vanidy "Van" Bailey, has prioritized forging connections across the University.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick briefs the media and community on the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown on Friday evening.
Harvard University Police Department officers Christopher Riccardi, Michael Rea, and Ryan Stanton are honored at the Celtics-Knicks playoff game on April 26 for their service during the marathon bombings.
New York-based hip-hop artist Talib Kweli performs for a sold-out Cambridge crowd at the Middle East in Central Square on February 23.