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Kristina D. Lorch

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Director of Harvard Art Museums to Step Down This Summer

Appointed director of the Harvard Art Museums in 2003, Lentz oversaw the six-year-long renovation and integration of the Museums, which reopened last fall.

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College

College Women’s Center Names New Director

Naisha Bradley, formerly the program manager of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, will serve as the new director of the Harvard College Women’s Center.

Compost Bin
College

Compostable Waste in Freshman Trash Bins Decreases

The Office for Sustainability's website attributes the reduction to the introduction of compost bins in all freshman dorm rooms three months ago.

Student Groups

Canaday To Undergo Energy Reduction Measures

According to a flyer handed out at a study break in Canaday Hall on Friday, the transition to LED lighting will save 8,395 kilowatts of power every year.

Students Sue Harvard Over Divestment
Harvard Law School

Divestment Suit Plaintiffs Speak Out

Six of the seven student plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit last week that seeks to compel the University to “immediately withdraw” its holdings from fossil fuel companies discussed their case on Tuesday.

Harvard Law School

Panel Focuses on Rise in Boston's Urban Agriculture

Much of the panel conversation centered on Article 89, a city-wide zoning ordinance passed into law in Dec. 2013 that makes it legal for Boston residents to grow and sell their own produce.

Sustainability Goals
Research

University Sets New Goals for Curbing Consumption, Waste

University-wide goals include reducing per capita waste by 50 percent and water use by 30 percent by 2020, from a 2006 baseline.

Graduate School of Design

Design School Launches Center for Sustainable Buildings, Cities

Staff and affiliates will begin researching and developing design strategies to create more sustainable buildings and cities at the center next month.

Composting Initiative
Green

Composting Program in Yard Boasts Mostly Positive Results Thus Far

Student representatives from Green ’17 and the Resource Efficiency Program estimate that about half of the freshman class is actively using the compost bins.

Climate March
Hillel

Harvard Affiliates Join Thousands of Activists for Climate March

Dozens of Harvard students took their climate change efforts beyond the blockades of Massachusetts Hall this weekend, joining hundreds of thousands of activists in Manhattan.

Indian College Excavations
Anthropology

Undergraduates Begin Excavations in Yard

Undergraduates taking Anthropology 1130: “The Archaeology of Harvard Yard” will be excavating in Harvard Yard for a fifth year as a part of the Harvard Yard Archeology Project.

Composting Initiative
Green

Compost Program Rolls Out for Freshman Dorms

Offices across the College have collaborated to roll out a comprehensive residential composting program in all of the 17 freshman dormitories.

Divest Action
Central Administration

Divest Harvard Members Block Mass. Hall Entrance, Demand Open Meeting with Corporation

The maneuver kicked off the activist group Divest Harvard’s Day of Action, the latest effort in a two-year-old campaign calling for the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Sustainability
Green

Harvard Holds First Sustainability Hackathon

Participants from across the University, other Boston schools, and the Boston and Cambridge community tackled several environmental issues at the first Sustainability Hackathon at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Saturday.

University Finances

Students Rally Against Harvard's Management of Timber Plantations in Argentina

The protest comes after much debate over the plantations, including allegations of mismanagement and the announcement of recertification of the plantations last week.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

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