The Photos That Captured 2019

By The Crimson Photo Staff
By Owen A. Berger

Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Milo Ventimiglia accepted the company's Pudding Pot in February, following the theatrical company's traditional roast.

By Quinn G. Perini

Bryce Dallas Howard braved frigid temperatures as she waved to onlookers during the Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year parade. The actress, producer, and director was joined by members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals dressed in colorful outfits as they danced through the streets. This year saw the Pudding's 171st production, the first time in the show's nearly 200-year history that Hasty Pudding Theatricals accepted female students into its formerly all-male cast.

New England Patriots fans gathered in Boston Common to celebrate the team's sixth Super Bowl victory.

Journalist and activist Janet Mock received the Harvard Foundation's 2019 Artist of the Year award from Cultural Rhythms director Hakeem O. I. Angulu '20.

Students handed out letters containing housing assignments on the steps of University Hall before they stormed freshman dorm rooms.

Hundreds of students packed into Tercentenary Theatre in April to watch Kiiara and Bazzi perform at Yardfest, the College’s annual spring outdoor concert.

Looking back on her time in East Germany during the Cold War and its aftermath, German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured members of the Class of 2019 about the constancy of change in her address during the afternoon exercises of the 368th Commencement.

University President Lawrence S. Bacow spoke at the 2019 Freshman Convocation in September.

The banks of the Charles River were packed as multitudes of spectators flocked to the water to witness The Head of the Charles, an annual rowing spectacle. The 55th rendition of the regatta brought with it crisp days packed with competitive races as legions of boats sliced through the water down the five kilometer course.

In a double-overtime thriller, Yale defeated Harvard in the 136th rendition of The Game, 50-43.

The annual football game between Harvard and Yale was interrupted and delayed after a protest began on the field during the last three minutes of half-time. Hundreds of protesters flooded onto the field to call on Harvard and Yale to divest their endowments from fossil fuels and Puerto Rican debt. The protest lasted approximately 30 minutes, and delayed gameplay by 48 minutes. Police arrested and charged several protesters with disorderly conduct.

Tensions between Harvard and its graduate student union escalated this year as the two sides attempted to reach a contract agreement. The union eventually went on strike for 27 days, picketing in Harvard Yard and Longwood.

Student and alumni activists intensified calls for the University to create a formal ethnic studies program at Harvard this year, marking the latest campaign in a nearly five-decade push.

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