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Lowell House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

At the center of attention on Mt. Auburn Street, Lowell House boasts two courtyards and a historical bell tower with an attitude. Easily accessible from all the River Houses and the hustle and bustle of Harvard Square, Lowell is a convenient home base where everything is just a few steps away.

Harvard Student Wins $100,000 on 'Millionaire'

David G. Hankins, a pre-med student at the Harvard Extension School, walked away with $100,000 today after a two-day stint on ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." Hankins told us that he plans to spend the money on paying for medical school.

Kirkland House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

For a tiny House, Kirkland has a way of being the center of attention—a tragic drug-related murder occurred in its basement in 2009; Adam Wheeler faked his way past the Harvard admissions office and right into this House; and the now-storied birth of Facebook took place in a Kirkland dorm room.

Yet for a House that has been the site of some bad news, it is Kirkland's strong points that will make headlines on Housing Day: beautiful facilities, a prime location, and a warm, cozy community.

'The Good Wife' Star to Speak at Harvard

Fans of the television show "The Good Wife" may be excited to hear that Archie Panjabi, the Emmy award-winning actress for her role as private investigator Kalinda Sharma in the television show, is staying at Harvard as a Visiting Artist in Residence this Thursday and Friday. 

Eliot House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

Tucked in a quiet corner between Winthrop and Kirkland, Eliot House might at first glance seem small (or perhaps just an extension of the Houses that flank it). Do not be mislead—Eliot offers a wealth of facilities, an exclusive spring formal, and prime real estate on the banks of the Charles River.

Make Yardfest Happen

If your only experience with Yardfest involves being squished at the back of the crowd while trying to get a glimpse of Kid Cudi or Ratatat, it's time to upgrade your status. By joining the Harvard College Concert Commission, you'll have the chance to help plan and execute Yardfest, giving you the opportunity to have personal encounters with Yardfest artists.

Pforzheimer House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

Pforzheimer House is in the Quad, but if you can get over its location, it really is one of the best Houses on campus. With its engaged House Masters, strong House life, and spacious rooms, if you get into Pfoho (and have a good pair of walking shoes), you're set up for a great three years.

Get Your Tickets for the Harvard Men's Basketball Game at Yale

Starting tomorrow at noon, the Murr Center will be offering 100 tickets free of charge to Harvard undergraduate students with valid IDs for Harvard men's basketball's one-game playoff against Princeton at Yale this Saturday at 4 pm. After the first 100 tickets, 50 additional undergraduate student tickets will be available for $5 each.

Cookies for a Cause

A vegan searching for dessert has a tough dilemma: that sugar cookie might not seem so sweet if you can't sleep knowing that the butter in it came from a factory farm. Thanks to Natalie C. Padilla '12, not only can you now indulge guilt-free, but you can also help fund an animal rescue group that provides safe homes to abused livestock.

For 10 weeks, Padilla is baking a different variety of vegan cookie each week and selling her animal-friendly sweets at Boloco on Mt. Auburn Street. The proceeds will be donated to The Farm Sanctuary Inc, a charitable organization.

This week, Padilla is selling vegan carrot cake cookies with cream cheese filling (made from soy milk) at Boloco. If you can't wait to make it over to the burrito joint, Padilla shared a recipe with Flyby which you can make on your own.

Quincy House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

Nestled between Adams, Leverett, Lowell and DeWolfe, Quincy is centrally located in the middle of the River Houses. Quincy has monumental House spirit, enthusiastic House Masters, a host of fun traditions, and some of the best housing on campus.

Dunster House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

Right along the bank of the Charles River, one of Harvard's most beautiful Houses (on the outside, that is) proudly sits for all to see. No, we're not talking about Eliot. We're talking about Dunster, the former home of Al Gore '69, Tommy Lee Jones '69, Norman K. Mailer '43, and Deval L. Patrick '78. With its striking red tower, excellent dining hall, and, yes, walk-through rooms, Dunster boasts one of the strongest house communities on campus.

David Hankins Wants To Be a Millionaire

Another Harvard affiliate is set to try his hand at winning some serious dough on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." David Hankins, a pre-med student who graduated from Dartmouth in 2005, will be on the show Tuesday and Wednesday. Tune in to ABC at 12:30 p.m. to see how he does.

Leverett House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

The House of the Hare is best described as "accommodating." Although Leverett House has many advantages and disadvantages, the variety of housing options and decent location push this River House into the top two-thirds according to our ranking system.

Currier House

As part of our Housing Market series, we'll be posting reviews and rankings for each of Harvard's 12 residential Houses over the next few days. Click here to read more about the series.

If you're the type of student who enjoys taking a short shuttle ride back from your afternoon activities to your retirement home, then Currier is the House for you. Most residents of Currier House report that they don't mind living in a series of dimly lit concrete towers, because their dining hall allegedly serves the best food on campus. One aspect of Currier House life, however, stands out—most Currierites reside in singles, whether off of hallways or in suites.

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