Campus & Community

Picnicking with the Prez

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students with President
At the Freshman Picnic students line up to have a chat with President Summers between bites. (Staff photos Justin Ide/ Harvard News Office)

In Harvard Yard, first-years took time off from gobbling down hot dogs, hamburgers, and doughnuts to wait patiently in a long line and get a chance to shoot the breeze with the president. On this warm September day, President Lawrence H. Summers and a bunch of upperclassmen hung out in the Yard and extended a warm welcome to not-completely-oriented freshmen, who showed up in impressive numbers to enjoy the food and the ambience of their first Harvard ‘do.A fashionable first-year, decked out in Kate Spade shades, chats with President Summers, who, if you look closely, is reflected in one of the lenses.Dining Services’ Francisca Pires expertly carries a tray of tomatoes.