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Griffin GSAS
Student Life

Harvard to Open 24/7 Study Spaces for Graduate Student Reading Weeks

This spring, Harvard will open 24/7 study spaces for graduate students for the first time during reading period.

Lamont Cafe Reopening
College

‘Vibrant Again’: Lamont Cafe Reopens After Three-Year Hiatus

Harvard’s Lamont Cafe opened its doors Tuesday afternoon after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic — the latest in a string of student-run campus eateries making their returns after pandemic closures.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Library to Temporarily Steward Former Liberian President’s Personal Papers

Harvard Library will hold and digitize a collection of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s personal and professional archives in partnership with the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, the University and center announced on Thursday.

Lamont Library
Research

Harvard Fine Arts Library May Move to Lamont Library, Feasibility Study Suggests

Harvard is considering moving its Fine Arts Library into Lamont Library from Littauer Center, a change that would dedicate significant space in the historically undergraduate library to materials on arts and architecture.

Widener Weather
Libraries

Harvard Pledges $6 Million for Joint Project to Digitize African American History Collections at HBCUs

Harvard pledged $6 million to finance a project between Harvard Library and the HBCU Library Alliance that will digitize and preserve African American history collections held at historically Black colleges and universities, the University’s library system announced Wednesday morning.

Widener West Stacks Reading Room
Libraries

Harvard West Stacks Reading Room Reopened with Artwork to Celebrate Diversity and Intersectionality

Harvard Library hosted an event celebrating the reopening of Widener Library’s West Stacks Reading Room as a space with new artwork devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism on Tuesday morning.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Graduates Discuss Careers in Death Penalty Defense

Harvard Law School graduates discussed working in death penalty defense at a virtual event hosted by the HLS library on Tuesday evening.

Drag Exhibit
On Campus

Houghton Library Features Editor of Underground Queer Magazine at Fall 2022 Hofer Lecture

Linda Simpson, editor and publisher of My Comrade, spoke about her experience running the queer magazine during this fall’s Hofer Lecture on Thursday.

Radcliffe Roe
On Campus

Schlesinger Library Opens Exhibit on the History of Abortion in America

The Radcliffe Institute opened its new exhibit last Monday, presenting the history of abortion in the United States spanning the decades prior to the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade to this year’s reversal of the 1973 decision.

Lamonster Mash
Student Life

Students Trick-or-Treat in Lamont at First-Ever ‘Lamonster Mash’

Students made dolls, trick-or-treated, and watched old black-and-white films at Lamont Library on Friday at the library’s first-ever Lamonster Mash to celebrate Halloween weekend.

Drag Exhibit
Visual Arts

Drag Exhibit

An American Drag exhibit recently opened in Houghton Library.

Drag Exhibit
Visual Arts

Houghton Library Opens Exhibition on Drag in America

Houghton Library opened on Tuesday an exhibition on the history of drag in America, organized by Matthew Wittmann, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection.

dirty cabot chair
Libraries

dirty cabot chair

sleepover gif
Libraries

From The Archives — Flyby Tries: Sleepover in Cabot Library

Raymond and Annette are two students who are taking multiple p-set classes. As a result, they spend most of their time grueling over their homework at Cabot Library. In fact, they probably spend more time at Cabot than they do in their own dorms. One day, they had a groundbreaking idea to hold a Sleepover in Cabot™ because… why not? They were young, naive, and excited to make memories in their dorm away from dorm.

Mira Nair Archives
Radcliffe Institute

Filmmaker Mira Nair Donates Archive Collection to Harvard's Schlesinger Library

Filmmaker and director Mira Nair ’79 donated her professional archive — including photographs, film scripts, and journals —  to the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study’s Schlesinger Library.

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