Student organizers from Harvard Law School assembled a vigil for Freddie Gray on Tuesday night in front of Langdell Hall. Gray died on April 12th after being detained by police forces in Baltimore and suffering spinal cord injury.
Students assembled in front of Langdell Hall on Tuesday evening for a moment of silence for Freddie Gray, who died after severe spinal cord injuries in police detainment. The moment of silence occurred just before 10 p.m., which is the curfew imposed by the city of Baltimore in light of recent civil unrest.
Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.
Members of the Student Mental Health Liaisons handed out free t-shirts and Italian ice in exchange for signing a pledge to, among other things, “be an advocate for mental health on our campus.” The students were stationed on the Science Center Plaza for much of Thursday.
Krzysztof Wodiczko talks about his most recent installation of the John Harvard Projection, as well as past work on other historic monuments. The talk was held at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts on Thursday evening.
Members of the Class of 2015 took part in a “speed-friending” session organized by the Senior Class Committee, in which unacquainted peers asked one another personal questions from a provided list. “So many people I don’t know yet, so little time,” said Trever J. Brandt-Serif ’15 when asked why he chose to participate.
Members of the greater community participate in the 6th Annual African Languages in the Disciplines Conference. The conference, which took place all day in the Barker Center, included talks on such topics as “Miscommunication during the Ebola Epidemic in Guinea and the Role of Local Languages in the Fight against the Disease.”
Students soak in rays outside of Holworthy dorm in Harvard Yard on Thursday afternoon.
Chrislene DeJean, creative organizer at Intelligent Mischief, spoke about African American women’s divergent experiences with violence and socioeconomic hardship as part of a panel on “Social Justice for Women of Color.” The panel was organized by the Action Committee of the Association of Black Harvard Women and took place in Harvard Hall on Thursday afternoon, while Divest Harvard protests took place outside.
Students listen to a panel on "Social Justice for Women of Color" in Harvard Hall on Thursday evening while also enjoying food provided at the event. The panel, which spoke about African American women’s divergent experiences with violence and socioeconomic hardship, was organized by the Action Committee of the Association of Black Harvard Women.
Students march for Yom Hashoah, an annual remembrance of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The march, which happened Thursday afternoon, was organized by Aaron Y. Grand ’18, the Jewish Life Chair of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Harvard College and was advertised primarily to students affiliated with the fraternity or Harvard Hillel.
Stephen A. Turban '17, an economics concentrator, seeks help during the new student-led Economics Question Center, which runs Sunday-Thursday. Turban said that "office hours are the biggest thing people miss out on in college."