Harvard Launches Pilot Pulse Survey

Harvard Launches Pilot Pulse Survey The survey, in its first launch, has an impetus to gain an improved understanding of the climate of Harvard’s community BY MARISSA GARCIA   On the morning of Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, Harvard affiliates opened their university emails to discover an email sent from President Bacow, urging them to respond to the pilot Pulse survey. The motion of this survey was strongly recommended by the Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging of the previous year. Within the various advertisements for the survey, there is a clear emphasis on its brevity. A placard advertising the …

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Land Under Seige

Land Under Seige Harvard Undergrads push for Recognition of Environmental Justice By MARISSA GARCIA   “We need to wake up, we need to wise up, Come on Bacow, do it now, do it now, now, now We need to build toward a better future — We need climate justice now.”   Originally performed by Sing for the Climate at a 2012 Belgium rally, the song “Do It Now” was instead resonating in Harvard Yard, bellowed by undergraduates resolutely gripping a sign emblazoned with an implacable, orange “DIVEST.” With the lyrics tailored to address President Bacow, the Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental …

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Sonic States

Harvard-based indie-folk-pop band The New Dakotas is plenty fortified for the Battle for Yardfest. By MARISSA GARCIA   Refashioning a recycling bin into percussion, Alasdair Mackenzie ‘19 of Harvard College and then-band-member Charles Winston ‘19 of Tufts University performed the New Dakotas’ song, “Roll It Later,” for Kelsey O’Connor ‘18, the previous Podcast Editor, as she interviewed them on Episode 1.4 Classic Artists and New Dakotas. With the accompaniment of vocals, tambourine, and guitar, the recycling bin distinctively kept the pulse — and this all seemed felicitous, as the New Dakotas inherently have a recycled sound: derivative of their inspiration …

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