May 9: After becoming Harvard's fourth Hobey Baker Award winner in program history, Vesey (second from the left) was honored alongside the Crimson's first three winners at a reception in Downtown Boston.
Three years ago the Harvard men's hockey team faced crises on the ice and off as they limped to consecutive 10-win seasons and lost players to a campus-wide cheating scandal. Now they've returned to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons, anchored by the best player in college hockey. Here’s how it happened.
Jimmy Vesey (second from left) is the fourth player in Harvard history to win the Hobey Baker Award, joining Lane MacDonald '88-'89 (left), Scott Fusco '86 (second from right), and Mark Fusco '83 (right). The four winners were honored Monday night at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston.
In case you haven’t heard, today is Commencement. Thousands will flood Tercentenary Theater (that patch of grass and trees between Widener and Memorial Church) to see the College’s seniors and thousands of students from other Harvard schools earn their degrees. Don’t forget your gown and your Harvard ID!
In her final interview of the year with The Crimson, Faust reflected on her role in several hot-button campus issues, including sexual assault policies and protests regarding two controversial non-indictments.
With demonstrations occurring almost daily on and near Harvard’s campus since controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO., and Staten Island, NY., University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana addressed the situation in separate statements this week.
University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.