Campus & Community

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President holds office hours

President Neil L. Rudenstine will hold office hours for students in his Massachusetts Hall office from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 4. Provost Harvey V. Fineberg will hold his student office hours from 4 to 5 p.m. on March 22. Office hours are held on a first-come, first-served basis.

Area schools seek volunteers

Cambridge School Volunteers Inc. (CSV), a private, nonprofit organization that recruits, trains, and places volunteer tutors in the Cambridge Public School system, seeks volunteer tutors in all subjects. CSV manages and staffs such special programs as the citywide After-School Learning Center Program and the new Intergenerational Math Program for students in kindergarten through grade 12. For more information about volunteer tutoring, call CSV at (617) 349-6794.

DeWolfe Howe accepts proposals

The Mark DeWolfe Howe Fund for Study and Research in Civil Rights-Civil liberties and Legal History, is now accepting proposals for the coming summer or 2001-02 academic year. The annual income from the fund, approximately $15,000, will be used to support study and research in civil liberties or Anglo-American legal history in the United States. Students, faculty, officers of administration, and recent graduates of the University are eligible. Applicants should send a brief written proposal to Professor John H. Mansfield, c/o Susan Norton, Hauser Hall 506, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass. 02138, by no later than Friday, April 13.

HMNH offers after-school program

The Harvard Museum of Natural History has announced the creation of a new after-school science program that targets children from underserved communities in the Greater Boston area. The free program – Museum Explorer’s Wild Wednesdays – will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the school year, allowing supervised groups of children to experience the museum’s offerings in a fun and interactive way.

Group reservations for Wild Wednesdays are required, but admission is free. Call (617) 496-9584 for reservations.

Gem of a lecture

In conjunction with the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s (HMNH’s) current exhibition – “Romancing the Stone: The Many Facets of Tourmalines” – author and Tiffany & Co. design director John Loring will give a lecture on the use of tourmalines in Tiffany & Co.-designed jewelry on Tuesday, March 27. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. at the Geological Lecture Hall at 24 Oxford St. A reception and book signing of Loring’s book, “Tiffany Jewels,” will follow the lecture. Advance reservations to the reception are required. For reservations, call (617) 384-8309.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks