Commencement 2011 Harvard Regalia information

Congratulations to all 2011 Graduate Degree candidates!

Reservations are required- taken at the Harvard Coop March 21st to April 6th


Store hours:
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rental Fees, Cap, Gown, & Hood: $81

If you cannot visit the store, you may reserve by mail or fax. Download the RENTAL ORDER FORM at

If you do not reserve your regalia before April 6th, extra gowns and hoods are available for rental May 23rd-26th.  There is an additional $25 late for these rentals.

Pick up your rental order during store hours from May 19th-26th.  The Coop will open early on May 26th for pickup. The return deadline is Friday, June 11, 2011.

Please note: Harvard Regalia RENTALS are only available for the Harvard Commencement in May.  If you need regalia for use at another school’s ceremony, you will need to purchase the regalia.

FOR REGALIA PURCHASES: Order in store or download the Purchase order form at .  Custom regalia is made to order, and takes to 4 to 6 weeks.  For use at the Harvard Commencement, the deadline is April 22, 2011. 

Commencement regalia provided by:
INQUIRIES: Nancie Scheirer/ Cap & Gown
: 617.499.2070
Fax: 617.499.2015

Intern Work Supporting UN Human Committee in New York City

Professor Gerald Neuman, in his capacity as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, seeks 2 interns to support the work of this committee at the upcoming UN treaty body session in New York City, 14 March through 1 April.  Residence in NYC from 14 March through 25 March is required.  Funding to cover transport and a small subsidy for food is available. Selected students may receive 1 academic credit for an independent writing project connected to this internship. Interested students should send a cover letter and C.V. to Mindy Roseman at  mroseman at by noon, Friday 25 February.

Harvard College Bone Marrow Registration Drive

Harvard Law Community,

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the bone marrow registration drives at the law school last week.  Over the course of two days, we registered almost 250 donors.  I wanted to let you all know that this coming week we will also be hosting two drives at Harvard’s undergraduate campus.  The information is below:

Dates: Monday, Feb. 21st, and Wednesday, Feb. 23rd

Times: 11AM-2PM

Location: Adams House Lower Common Room (Adams House is located at 26 Plympton Street, between Mass Ave and Mt. Auburn.  The Lower Common Room is right inside C-Entryway, right before the dining hall).

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:

If you weren’t able to register last week, please come out on Monday or Wednesday.  Also, we are still in need of volunteers, so if you have a free hour or more on either of those days we could use the help!  Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Charlie – Henry’s cousin) or Kevin (Henry’s brother).

Thanks for your support,

Charlie Hernandez

Every year more than 10,000 children and adults who are suffering from cancer would benefit from a bone marrow transplant from a non-family member. Many of these patients never find a donor and lose their battle with this dreadful disease.

Henry Hernandez is a student at Harvard Law School and an ’08 graduate of Harvard College. He is a snowboard instructor and enjoys competing in marathons. Henry was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and may be in need of a marrow transplant, for which a matching donor will be needed. While Henry’s match will most likely be someone from a Hispanic ancestry, donors from all racial backgrounds are needed.  Minority groups especially are underrepresented in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

It is very easy to join the bone marrow registry — it takes just a few minutes to give your DNA by swabbing the inside of your cheek. You will need to be between the ages of 18-60 and meet several health guidelines. If you are someone’s miracle and a match, being a stem cell donor is also easy; it’s a very similar process to giving blood. The donor merely provides blood from which a machine extracts the stem cells that are provided to the patient to grow new marrow. There is no actual extraction of bone marrow from the donor.

Please join us in the search for a match for Henry and many others battling cancer today.  If you cannot attend, you can sign up online at: A DNA kit will be sent directly to your home.

Charles Hernandez
Candidate for B.A. in Latin American Studies
Harvard College, Class of 2011
(626) 354-5510

Research Assistant Needed

Climenko Fellow Jill Goldenziel seeks a Turkish-speaking research assistant able to help with translation of a Turkish Constitutional Court case and some additional Turkish language research for approximately 10-15 hours over the next 4-8 weeks.  If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to  jgoldenziel at

Seeking Student Musicians/Bands for HLS Earth Day Fair

The Green Living Program wants YOU to show off your musical talents at the HLS Earth Day Fair on Friday, April 22nd on the Hark patio.  Like last year, we expect crowds of students, faculty, and staff to be checking out the numerous vendors we’ll have on hand.  Depending on level of interest, there will either be two opportunities each for a 20-25 minute set or one opportunity for a 50 minute set.

If you are interested, please email Mike at  mrozensher at