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Occupy Harvard will pack up tents, move on

After six weeks of the Harvard Yard being shut off to the public, the gates may reopen soon.

Members of Occupy Harvard, who set up tents on the lawn within the university’s campus, said they are packing up some of their campsite and starting phase two of their movement.

According to an announcement on the group’s website, participants are focusing on going beyond the physical occupation to try to occupy “the hearts and minds of those beyond the university’s walls.”

“Our visceral disruption of business as usual on campus would not have been possible without the physical presence of our encampment,” said Maggie Gram, a doctoral student, in a statement.

The group said that some of its successes since it started camping were the negotiations for a better contract for custodial workers and “increased attention on the social impact of the university’s multi-billion dollar endowment.”

Follow Boston local reporter Steve Annear on Twitter @steveannear.

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