Malkin Athletic Center
More than a month after the Malkin Athletic Center reopened to those living on Harvard’s campus, students and staff say the pandemic-era gym largely feels safe, though its new systems and safety protocols pose some challenges.
Student athletes living on campus partook in their first team workouts on Monday in accordance with a phased approach rolled out by Harvard Athletics to reintroduce athletic activity to students on campus.
In the face of a financial crisis, Harvard Athletics has deferred all capital projects and is considering other cost-cutting moves.
Hemenway Gymnasium and Malkin Athletic Center users must now check out equipment like sweat towels after dozens of towels and other equipment went missing. Users who fail to return their towels under the new policy will face fines if they don’t return them after an emailed warning.
Starting at the end of September, workers will begin to remove trees and pave approximately 10 percent of the sloped northernmost section of the grassy space adjacent to the Malkin Athletic Center.
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“Excuse me, miss,” says Harry G. Gray, as an undergrad with a bulky backpack hurtles past him in the Quincy dining hall servery. Gray’s emphasis on etiquette might seem eccentric, but old-fashioned manners and general goodwill are routine, the man you may know as “That Nice Guy Who Swipes You in at the MAC.”
The Harlem Globetrotters, a family-friendly exhibitionist basketball team, came to the Malkin Athletic Center on Monday to educate schoolchildren on character. If you happened to have been at the gym between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., you may have seen a handful of members from the team gracing the basketball courts.