Harvard Law School administrators amped up security and amended school policies in response to an escalating debate about free speech that began with a confrontation over posters last week.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.