In a double-overtime thriller, No. 24/25 Yale defeated Harvard in the 136th rendition of The Game, 50-43. With the victory, the Bulldogs claimed a half-share of the Ivy League title, sharing the crown with Dartmouth. En route to earn the victory, Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy) overcame a 19-point deficit, with 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter alone.
Munching on donuts and facing off on arcade machines, students partook in daily Harvard-Yale Spirit Week events this week in anticipation of the 136th Harvard-Yale Football Game Friday.
Just over a week before Harvard’s own Commencement exercises take place in the Yard, Yale University granted Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow an honorary Doctor of Social Science degree Monday.
Spirit Week kicked off with a Chili Cook-Off in the Science Center Plaza and will close out Friday night with the dance party, “HYsteria,” which is open to all Harvard and Yale undergraduates.
Boston Police will have primary jurisdiction in the areas surrounding Fenway Park, while Harvard Police will be stationed on the University’s campuses during the Game.
With both the Game and the midterm elections happening next month, organizers at Harvard and Yale are using the annual rivalry to encourage students to vote.
Yale University — like Harvard — is now the subject of a Department of Justice probe into whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.
While in past years, students were able to purchase tickets for guests from the Athletics Box Office, students are strictly limited to one ticket per HUID this fall.