Professor C. N. Greenough '98, who is to be Master of Dunster House, was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts on June 29, 1874. Immediately after his graduation from Harvard in 1898, he became instructor in English, a position which he held for eight years. During this period he received his A. M. and Ph.D. degrees.
In 1907, he went into the Middle West, where he was professor of English for three years at the University of Illinois. Then, in 1910, Professor Greenough returned to Harvard to take the position of assistant professor in English until 1915, when he was given full professorship.
For one year, from 1919 to 1920, he was acting dean of Harvard; until 1927 he held the position of dean.
In 1918 Professor Greenough was a special expert on the United States Shipping Board; he is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
With Barrett Wendell '01, he composed a "History of Literature in America" in 1904: in 1917 he wrote an "English Composition"; in 1905 he was co-editor of "Selections from the Writing of Joseph Addison": and in 1907, of "Specimens of Prose Composition".
Professor Greenough will room and eat all his meals in Dunster House.
Dunster House, under Professor Greenough, will contain 110 single suites and 62 double suites. It will have a library, in the center of the House, facing the river and main court. This will hold at the beginning, about 5000 volumes carefully chosen from all fields of study in which students are interested. It is expected that practically all the books ordinarily used in tutorial work or in work outside of classes will be included, and, in addition, standard reference works and books for general reading.
Dunster House will have its own kitchen, completely separate from the general University service now supplying the Freshman Halls, and which will serve students in Lowell House. The dining room will ordinarily seat 150 students, but can, on occasion, accomodate the entire House.