Campus & Community

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HOLLIS unavailable on 27th

The Harvard University Library (HUL) has announced that the HOLLIS Catalog will be unavailable from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 27). HOLLIS will be inaccessible during a scheduled transfer of HOLLIS-related equipment housed by University Information Systems (UIS), which is moving to a new location at 60 Oxford St. Other than the scheduled interruption on Dec. 27, HUL expects the HOLLIS catalog to be available throughout the winter recess. The Dec. 27 equipment move will not affect access to electronic journals and databases that are available through the Harvard Libraries Web site at http://lib.harvard, nor will it affect other HUL-operated electronic library catalogs such as VIA, OASIS, and the Harvard Geospatial Library (HGL). The move affects the HOLLIS catalog only. Questions concerning systems availability during the winter recess should be submitted through the HOLLIS catalog comment facility at or by calling HUL’s Office for Information Systems at (617) 495-3724.

Final flu clinics

In an effort to combat the flu across campus this season, University Health Services (UHS) will be providing free flu vaccines to all members of the Harvard community. The walk-in clinics are being held at the following location: Health Services’ fourth-floor lab conference room: Every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Nominations sought

The Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees will be meeting during the fall and spring to consider nominees for honorary degrees to be awarded in 2004. Members of the Harvard community are invited to submit names of honorary degree candidates. Nominations may be sent to Conrad K. Harper, fellow of the Harvard Corporation and chair of the advisory committee, or Marc Goodheart, secretary to the corporation, at Loeb House, 17 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Received nominations will be considered for degrees to be awarded in June 2004 and afterward. Biographical material and comments in support of recommendations should accompany submissions.

PBH kicks off gift drive

The Phillips Brooks House (PBH) launched its annual Holiday Gift Drive this week, with organizers hoping to bring in more than 1,000 gifts for children in Greater Boston. New and unwrapped books, games, art supplies, sports equipment, and toys are sought through Tuesday (Dec. 18). Gift givers may leave donations in special boxes located in the undergraduate houses, Phillips Brooks House, and locations throughout campus. Contact Meg Swift at for more information.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks