Campus & Community

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Springfest 2003 is set for this weekend

Rain or shine, Springfest 2003 – Harvard’s springtime carnival for the entire University community – will be held April 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the MAC Quad. Harvard IDs are required for admission, and guests must be accompanied by a holder of a Harvard ID. For full event information, visit

Daycare openings available

Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative has immediate openings for 3-to 5-year-olds. Located at 25 Francis Ave., the cooperative is open year-round and offers full-day care on a sliding fee scale. For more information, call (617) 547-3175.

Mineral donations embolden collection

The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) has announced the addition of two spectacular gem mineral specimens to Harvard’s mineralogical collections. Currently on display in an exhibit titled “Dodos, Trilobites and Meteorites: Treasures of Nature and Science at Harvard” are an enormous gem-quality red elbaite tourmaline and an aquamarine crystal of great clarity. Both specimens were generously donated by Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Meieran of Phoenix, Ariz.

Women’s tennis nets Ivy title

The Harvard women’s tennis team clinched its 14th Ivy League championship with a 6-1 win over defending titleholder Pennsylvania this past Saturday (April 19) at the Beren Tennis Center. After dropping all three doubles matches, the Crimson managed to sweep the Quakers in six hard-fought singles matches, four of which went to three sets.

With the win, Harvard finishes its regular season with a 17-3 (7-0 Ivy) mark and earns the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament, which kicks off May 9-11.

Open house helpers needed

The Fogg Art Museum needs a few volunteers to help with the museum’s annual open house on May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Volunteers will greet guests, accompany storytelling groups, or assist with registration, refreshments, and arts and crafts activities.

The event is co-sponsored by Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM), Cambridge Public Library, and the Office of Work/Life and Family Resources. To lend a hand, call Lynne Stanton, HUAM coordinator of docents and public education, at (617) 495-4402.

‘Souls of Black Folk’ to be online

This Friday (April 25) at 4 p.m., the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute is sponsoring a centennial celebration of Du Bois’ masterpiece – “The Souls of Black Folk.” The Memorial Church ceremony, which will be Webcast live at, will include readings by distinguished guests, Harvard officials, and professors. – Compiled by Andrew Brooks