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Band names Holmes Scholarship recipients

The Harvard University Band has awarded its annual Malcolm H. Holmes Scholarship to freshmen Keneshia Washington and Kenton Hetrick. Given annually to two dedicated new members of the band, the award is named for Malcolm H. Holmes ’28, former conductor of the Harvard University Band.

A graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, Washington was a member of the school’s marching band and received a 1st division rating for a clarinet quintet at the 2003 State Solo and Ensemble Contest. Hetrick is a graduate of Freemont Ross High School in Freemont, Ohio, where he was a member of the marching band and participated in numerous solo and ensemble contests.

RMO to offer presentation on the ABCs of record keeping

Beginning in January, Harvard’s Records Management Office (RMO) will offer a new presentation for office managers and other staff charged with file keeping.

The new one-hour presentation, which will be offered on four Thursdays (Jan. 8, April 15, July 8, and Oct 28), will provide practical guidance on filing systems, filing rules and procedures, and equipment and supplies. Each session will be held at noon at the Harvard University Archives in Pusey Library. Participants are encouraged to bring brown-bag lunches. Drinks and cookies will be provided. To register online, visit

Part of the Harvard University Archives and mandated by the Harvard Corporation, RMO advises offices, programs, and departments throughout the University on matters pertaining to the management and disposal of records. For more information, visit the RMO Web site at

Still time to get flu shot

University Health Services (UHS) will be providing free flu vaccines to members of the Harvard community through January. A walk-in clinic is being held at UHS fourth-floor conference room every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 29, from noon to 3 p.m.

Workshop papers to shape upcoming book

More than 20 scholars from Harvard Law School (HLS), Harvard Business School (HBS), and the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) gathered Dec. 6 for a one-day workshop on corporate social responsibility. By drawing on the fundamental perspectives of law, business, and economics, the workshop was intended to reflect on the known scholarship in the field in order to begin to build a framework for future analysis and action.

Three papers presented at the session will be incorporated into a book that will include an introductory chapter written by the project’s three organizers: Richard Vietor, Sen. John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at HBS; Bruce Hay, professor of law at HLS; and Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at KSG.

‘Cold Turkey’ program saves traffic jam worth of energy

The Harvard Green Campus Initiative announced Friday (Dec. 5) that the second annual “Go Cold Turkey” energy conservation competition gathered enough energy-saving pledges to equal keeping 44 cars off the road and save the University $45,000 in reduced electricity costs.

The competition, which included the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the three schools at Harvard’s Longwood Campus, took place between Nov. 17 and 26. Each school gathered pledges from students, faculty, and staff to conserve energy by using energy-saving software on computers, shutting them off when not in use, and shutting off lights and appliances, and turning down heat when not in use.

Across the four campuses, 1,200 pledges were made. The Harvard School of Public Health (SPH) won the competition with a 24 percent pledge rate. Harvard School of Dental Medicine was second, followed by Harvard Medical School, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Participation by residents at the School of Public Health’s Shattuck International House was high enough that half of Shattuck’s energy will be supplied for the next year through renewable energy. SPH officials promised to purchase half of Shattuck’s energy through renewable energy certificates if at least half of residents took the “Go Cold Turkey” pledge.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks