Smith Campus Center
To most at Harvard, Richard A. Smith ’46 is perhaps best known for what former University President Drew G. Faust called his “last gift” to the University: the donation that enabled the redesign and renovation of what is now the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center. But his generosity to Harvard extended well beyond just the edifice that sits as a primary hub for student gatherings.
HUPD Officer Involved In February Smith Center Arrest Criticized For Use of Force In Two Prior Incidents
Anthony T. Carvello, a Harvard University police officer who came under scrutiny last month for his use of force in an arrest at the Smith Campus Center, has also received criticism for his use of force in two other recent arrests of homeless black men at the Smith Center.
Harvard police arrested a man for trespassing in the Smith Campus Center Thursday morning after a physical altercation, drawing criticism from some eyewitnesses.
Excitement peaked at the Smith Campus Center on Monday afternoon as Harvard affiliates celebrated the grand opening of the Center’s newest restaurant, The Heights. Located on the top floor of the Smith Center, The Heights allows Harvard ID-holder and their guests to dine while admiring sweeping views of Cambridge and Boston.
While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.