Members of student activist groups Divest Harvard and the Student Labor Action Movement distributed flyers for their causes at a University-organized event outside the Science Center on Thursday. The activist groups requested that students sign a thank-you card for Harvard staff and Harvard University Dining Services workers, who they argued were disproportionately affected by recent snowstorms.
University President Drew G. Faust said the event was meant to mark the end of a snowy winter and give thanks to “everyone who kept Harvard running smoothly” during the snowstorms that forced many Harvard schools to cancel classes.
Harvard University Dining Services staff member Hector A. Santizo embraces his co-workers during his first visit back to campus since fracturing his leg while traveling to work in early February. Santizo, 64, has worked at Harvard in Adams House for 25 years. “I was so shocked when they told me,” said Teodora Lara, far right, smiling at Santizo. “Because, you know, we appreciate him a lot. We do.” Santizo’s co-workers tried to convince him to stay to eat dinner with them, but he had to leave as his wife, Myriam, who also works at Harvard, was on the way to pick him up.
Watertown resident Donald N. Heller plays the hurdy-gurdy in front of the Harvard Book Store on Wednesday afternoon. Heller said he prefers playing on the periphery of the Square because the more crowded areas with lots of musicians can become a “circus.” “I like this spot,” he said, “this spot here.”
Harvard University Dining Services staff member Hector A. Santizo fractured his ankle on Feb. 2. Santizo visited his co-workers in Adams House for the first time since the accident on Wednesday afternoon. After receiving hugs and questions about his recovery, Santizo remarked in Spanish, “I like Harvard because for me it’s a big family.”
Texts by Miguel de Cervantes rest on a table as speakers recite work by the Spanish writer during a Cervantes Marathon in the Barker Center Arts Cafe on Wednesday evening. The Instituto Cervantes Observatorio and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosted the event.
Assistant Professor Daniel A. Oteiza reads a section of Don Quijote during a Cervantes Marathon in the Barker Center Arts Cafe on Wednesday evening. The Instituto Cervantes Observatorio and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosted the event.
A sophomore bedroom in Adams House. In this suite one roommate sleeps in this room and the other sleeps in what could be used as a common room.
A sophomore common room in Adams House
Harvard University Dining Services staff member Mayra C. Urquiza labels food donation bags on Monday evening in Quincy House.
Harvard University Dining Services staff member Mayra C. Urquiza labels food donation bags on Monday evening in Quincy House. HUDS packages food donations and freezes them so that they can be delivered to various local community organizations each week.