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Common Spaces Initiative

Winterfest Plaza
On Campus

Winterfest Plaza

The Plaza Winterfest in front of the Science Center will stay open only until Mar. 9.

Look At All Those Chickens
Common Spaces Initiative

Look At All Those Chickens

Food trucks gather on the Science Center Plaza daily. The Chicken and Rice Guys truck, a popular staple among students, will not appear at the plaza this fall.

Farmer's Market
Common Spaces Initiative

Farmer's Market

People browse stands of fruits and vegetables at the Harvard Farmer’s Market held on the Science Center Plaza on Tuesday.

Cabot Library
Libraries

Cabot Library

Ben Z. Zhang ‘18 and Alex C. Raines ‘20 work in the newly renovated Cabot Science Library on Monday afternoon. The first floor of the library, which was closed for construction since the end of the 2015-16 academic year, reopened on Monday morning.

Cabot Library
Libraries

Cabot Library

Chris Y. Zhang ‘18 and Peter W. Chang ‘18 make use of the newly re-opened study space on the first floor of Cabot Science Library, which was closed for renovation works for ten months.

Warmer Days Ahead
Harvard Yard

Warmer Days Ahead

The colorful chairs that have become a staple of the Yard for the warmer months were placed back in Harvard Yard this week. The chairs were first added to the Yard in 2009 as part of the Harvard Common Spaces effort to make the Yard more accessible for the entire community

Smith Campus Center, Second Floor
Central Administration

Capital Planning and Project Management VP Will Depart

In 2012, Johnson oversaw the Science Center Plaza renovation as part of the Harvard’s Common Spaces program. More recently, Johnson played a part in the designs of the Smith Campus Center.

Pop Up Performance
College

Local Musician Performs in Science Center Plaza Concert Series

Harvard students listened to local musician Patrick Yerby perform at a “pop-up” concert in the Science Center Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.

Whole Foods and Harvard
On Campus

Food Trucks on Campus

Food Trucks on Campus
On Campus

Campus Services Seeks Optimal Food Trucks

With the goal of finding the perfect combination for Harvard diners, Harvard Campus Services continues to experiment with the selection of food trucks in the Science Center Plaza.

Fire Pits at Harvard Skate
Common Spaces Initiative

Fire Pits at Harvard Skate

From left, Maya M. Learned '18, Katherine R. Playfair '18, Kathleen D. Malloch '18 roast marshmallows at fire pits outside the Science Center on Thursday afternoon. The fire pits were recently installed as part of a University initiative to increase common spaces on campus.

One Campaign, One Harvard?
Fundraising

One Harvard, One Campaign?

Separate campaigns and priorities remain, but unified fundraising efforts, cross-school initiatives are tying the University together closer than ever before.

Flyby Campus

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Flyby Campus

The Return of the Plaza Skating Rink: 2014 Edition

Next month, Harvard will once again have its very own winter wonderland where you can fit in some figure-eights between your noon and 2 p.m. classes. Here’s everything you need to know about the Science Center Plaza ice skating rink:

Student Life

The Mind Behind the Chairs

“I was always thinking, ‘Is there something inexpensive and not too crazy that we can do to make the Yard friendlier for a public school kid from Ohio?’” says Michael R. Van Valkenburgh, Graduate School of Design professor. The consensus answer was to purchase a number of bright Luxembourg chairs and place them throughout the Yard.

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