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Law School Activists to Continue Occupation

​Three weeks into their occupation of the lounge in the Law School’s Caspersen Student Center, student activists said they will remain in the hall, despite some concerns raised by other students and administrators.


Belinda Hall

Food is set out for student activists occupying the Law School’s Caspersen Student Center lounge as part of the Reclaim Harvard Law protests. The activists have now occupied the lounge, which they have dubbed “Belinda Hall”, for three weeks and plan to continue the occupation for the foreseeable future.


Belinda Hall Occupation

Pillows, blankets, and suitcases cover the floor in the Law School’s Caspersen Student Center lounge so student activists can continue to occupy the space as part of the Reclaim Harvard Law protests. The activists have now occupied the lounge, which they have dubbed “Belinda Hall,” for three weeks and plan to continue the occupation for the foreseeable future.


Post-Occupy (Pre)Occupations

Over a year later, members of Occupy Harvard continue to engage in activism inspired by the movement, and reflect on its legacy on campus.


Did Occupy Matter?

The achievement of Occupy’s goals was a result more of circumstance than of action, as the movement estranged everyone from administrators, to freshmen trying to enter the Yard, to even those undergraduates who initially supported it.


Occupy Harvard To Protest at Commencement

Members of the Occupy Harvard movement plan to demonstrate at Commencement on Thursday in protest of the potential layoffs of Harvard University Library staff, according to a press release distributed by the movement.


Occupy Harvard Plans To Protest at Commencement

Members of the Occupy Harvard movement plan to demonstrate at Commencement on Thursday to protest potential layoffs of Harvard University Library staff, according to a press release distributed by the movement.


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Mark Solovey (Toronto), speaks about the implications of the Occupy Movement in a panel at the Warren Center. Jeffrey Stewart (UCSB), Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale), Linda Gordon (NYU) also spoke at the panel.


Free But Inactive

If a threat to freedom of speech exists on campus, it comes less from the strong arm of the President’s office, and more from the mentality, enthusiasm, and self-censorship of students themselves.


Students Celebrate Occupy Art

More fifty college and community members delved into the open bar and Thai food at the “Unstable Art” discussion as they were greeted by the event’s facilitators—a various collection of Graduate School of Design students and artists.


Art and Occupy

Students, faculty, and community members gather at “BYO: Unstable Art [Art and the Occupy Movement]” to discuss the importance of arts, aesthetics, and creativity in the context of the Occupy Movement.


Harvard Protests Through the Years

"Behold, our butter stinketh! — give us therefore, butter that stinketh not." With this cry, the Great Butter Rebellion of 1766, the first Harvard student protest ever recorded, began. Since then, student protests have continued to rock Harvard's campus over the years. In light of the Occupy Harvard movement, here's a look back at some of the ways in which Harvard students have stood up for what they believe in over the last centruy alone.


Occupy Harvard protesters gather for a last cheer on the steps of Lamont before leaving Friday night. Because the library closes at 10pm on Fridays, the protesters could not stay in Lamont Cafe.


Occupy Harvard protesters collect their belongings before leaving Lamont Friday night. The sign reads, "Greetings to the Bogazici Starbucks Counter Occupation, Occupy Harvard," an occupation in Istanbul, Turkey that is similar to Occupy Harvard.


Occupiers Leave Lamont

Echoing the spirit of solidarity, about 20 members of the Occupy Harvard movement exited Lamont Library together as a group at 10 p.m. on Friday.


Occupy Holds 'Think Tank' in Lamont

A day before they plan to end their occupation of Lamont Library Café about 20 supporters of the Occupy Harvard movement talked in the café on Thursday night about the next steps that they will take after they leave this most recent encampment when the library closes at 10 p.m. on Friday.


Occupy Harvard Protesters Remain in Lamont Cafe

Despite warnings from the University that they could lose their library privileges indefinitely if they continue to sleep in the library overnight, members of the Occupy Harvard movement remained in Lamont Café on Monday to protest announced staff reductions in Harvard libraries.


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