In addition to the course details, can you please do a one sentence explanation of what you will be doing on election day
We have several election related announcements:
1. Students volunteering on election day, may request to have classes recorded with the following caveats: classes only (not seminars or reading groups), faculty permission is required (the registrar will handle those permissions). There is always a chance that something can go wrong (technical glitch etc) so please also plan to get notes from a classmate as backup. If you wish to request a class taping, please email the registrar by Thursday, November 1 at 3pm. In the email, you should include your name, the classes for which you are registered (names of course and faculty name)
2. You are invited to an election night party at the Law School starting at 7pm in the Pub and Haas Lounge (and other areas of the first floor of WCC). We’ll have several broadcasts (different channels in different locations) and will have food and drink (2 drink tickets to each student then a cash bar). I learned after 2000 not to say “the election party ends after the winner is announced” so the expectation is that we will end after the winner is announced but we may set a cut-off time if it doesn’t look like we’ll have a winner that night.
3. From The Crimson:
The Crimson has taken presidential election polls since at least 1884, when James Blaine beat out Grover Cleveland by just 20 votes among Harvard men. Harvard picked Alfred Landon and Wendell Wilkie over FDR in the 1936 and 1940 polls. At Harvard, Dewey really did defeat Truman, by a margin of more than 2:1.
Now it’s your turn to be a part of history.
Click here to vote in The Crimson’s 2012 presidential election poll. We’ll find out whether Law School students or Grad School of Design students like Obama more, whether science or humanities concentrators are more likely to pick Romney, and how many Harvard students want to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts.
Please cast your ballots by 5 p.m. today so that we can analyze the results and announce them before Election Day. You need not be a registered voter to participate. Contact managingeditor at thecrimson.com with any questions. Happy voting!
Hi again (with what I hope is the final storm announcement):
The Law School will resume normal operations on Tuesday morning. Classes will be held as scheduled.
Students who typically rely on public transportation should check the MBTA website for updates. At present, MBTA services are expected to be restored in the early morning. If you are unsure about your transportation options, you will be able to park for free tomorrow with a Harvard ID at 10 Everett Street (the WCC lot) and 52 Oxford Street (on the corner of Everett and Oxford).
Any additional updates will be posted to www.harvard.edu, the law school home page and/or Message Me.
The Hark will be open for a slightly scaled down breakfast and lunch tomorrow.
Facilities has asked everyone on campus to move items of value off the floor (ground floor and basement levels) and away from windows. They also ask that you keep your windows locked and your shades/blinds down during the storm.
Updates are at:
With severe weather approaching the Cambridge/Boston area, Harvard has suspended classes throughout the University.
You may check the Harvard home page for further updates.
Governor Patrick has declared a State of Emergency for Massachusetts in anticipation of the storm. As you might imagine, there are a number of offices working with various campus services to prepare the campus and community.
If we need to send urgent updates during the storm and aftermath, we will update the Law School’s website and send email when possible but a critical means of emergency contact is Message Me. If you haven’t already done so, register for Message Me https://messageme.harvard.edu/ so that you can receive text alerts as necessary
Before the storm, please review the University emergency page:
the law school’s emergency contacts page:
and check out the State of Massachusetts page:
for additional information on the storm and emergency preparedness.
Other than that, remember to charge up all of your devices, get a flashlight if you don’t already have one (each RA in the dorms has a flashlight to assist residents), stock up on batteries, and have some non-perishable food on hand since food service may be limited in the event of a black out.
Classes are still scheduled and the plan is to keep most if not all services in place but we will keep you posted if anything changes.
We realize that many students will be traveling abroad over the course of the year and wish to remind you of the required procedures. Harvard University requires ALL students who are traveling under university auspices (that is, receiving either credit or funding) prior to departure to:
register the trip in the Harvard Travel Registry. This enables the University to locate you quickly and provide assistance in the event of an emergency (i.e. natural disaster, civil unrest, etc). Registering is required for all students traveling on trips funded or arranged by the University and strongly recommended for everyone. Students should create a profile in the Travel Registry and then record their specific travel information and make sure the information stays up-to-date.
review, sign and return the appropriate Assumption of Risk and General Release
obtain an International SOS membership card and review the program’s services
In addition, HLS students should review Harvard’s Global Support Services’ travel risk ratings. Students who are considering travel to an area that is categorized as high-risk must:
complete and submit the Questionnaire for Graduate Student Travel
consult with Steve Taylor, Associate Director of International Safety and Security
This is necessary for travel in conjunction with courses or clinics as well as independent travel. Please be aware that HLS may advise against — and may even withhold support for — travel that is deemed to pose excessive risk.
For more information on each of these steps, and traveling abroad in general, please be sure to visit our international travel webpage.
If you have questions, you may contact Sara Zucker, Director of International Legal Studies Programs.
We wish you the best for safe and productive travels.