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Final Club Real Estate

UPDATED: Oct. 18, 2010. Living areas and assessed property values were compiled from data published by the City of Cambridge.

Though most Harvard students have walked by properties owned by final clubs, many have never been inside their million (and in some cases, multi-million) dollar clubhouses. As part of Flyby’s final club series, we’ve profiled club real estate holdings in Cambridge. Check out the interactive map above, then get more details below.

Conan O'Brien's Former Abode

In this series, we chat with the freshmen who were lucky enough to land dorm rooms that once housed Harvard’s most famous almuni.

Today, we’re looking at the Holworthy dorm room that was once occupied by Conan O’Brien '85 and currently is the home to Alice X. Wang '14, Camille Z. Coppola '14, Rainjade A. Chung '14, and Barr Yaron '14.  The three-room suite is a gorgeous space with wooden floors, high ceilings, and a non-functional brick fireplace that warms the décor.

Students Organize Care Packages for Marines

Before Joe Kristol '09 was recently deployed to Afghanistan as a Platoon Commander in the Marine Corps, he sent an e-mail to family and friends requesting donations of items such as sunflower seeds, toothbrushes, and protein bars—all of which his Marines could use while serving in the war.

His plea has been answered in part by Alex W. Palmer '12 and Christian Yoo '13, co-founders of the group Harvard College Helping Heroes. The organization, which has orchestrated two previous projects aimed at honoring veterans, has set out to create a Harvard-wide food and supply drive for Kristol and his Marines.

Got Milk? We Guess Not.

The Starbucks on Church Street apparently ran out of milk today. Around 6:15 p.m. we spotted signs on the door saying, "Read! We have no milk. Only coffee, folks. We apologize for the gross injustice."

Guess it'll only be tea and coffee without milk for today, if you're too lazy to trek elsewhere. A "gross injustice" indeed.

Photo by Xi Yu/The Harvard Crimson.

Homophobia, Sorority Rush Spike, and Accusations of Racism

The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and some other schools too).

Harvard has Martin H. Peretz, but Stanford, it seems, has Victor Davis Hanson, who wrote a recent piece on academia’s alleged distance from reality. And when The Stanford Daily’s editorial board subsequently used this piece to accuse Hanson—a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution—of what it perceived to be racism, quite a kerfluffle erupted both on campus and in the blogosphere.

Hear Obama Speak in Boston Tomorrow

President of the United States Barack H. Obama will be in Boston tomorrow to host a rally for Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 and Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. "Tim" Murray. The president will be joined by musical guest James V. Taylor at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. The doors to the free and public event will open at noon, and an RSVP is recommended.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

"A Party"

This Saturday night, a rare occurrence will take place at Harvard: a party. The South Asian Men's Collective will sponsor its fifth annual fundraising (a) party effort. According to this video, proceeds from "a party" will go to "saying no...to inequity in India's slums." So be fly(-by) like a G6 and check out "a party" in Lowell d-hall. It is sure to be a party.

Image courtesy of Ashin Shah/The Harvard Crimson.

Wireless Internet Spotty Around Midnight

Recently, Harvard students working late at night have been freed periodically from the distractions of the Internet—or hindered from lack thererof—and will continue to be until FAS IT can figure out the problem.

You may have noticed that nightly, around 11:50 p.m., Harvard's wireless Internet stops working for roughly 15-20 minutes. According to Noah S. Selsby '95, senior client technology advisor for FAS IT, this is not routine maintenance, and the IT department is working to determine the cause of the problem and fix it.

Club Ex, Coming Up Next

Has midterm season reduced your social life to bagged meals from Fly-By (no, the other one) and territorial struggles at Lamont? If you have unsurprisingly answered "yes" to either of the above, you’re probably looking for a way to blow off some steam this weekend. One possibility: the Club Ex party this Friday night at Adams dining hall, which has been promoted in a recent YouTube ad.

Harvard Directory Change

If you received an e-mail from FAS IT on Tuesday about a change in your Harvard directory e-mail listing from your @FAS to your @College address, this post will tell you why. If you didn't receive the e-mail, read no further.

Halloween Costume Guide

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is coming. Whether you plan on trick-or-treating or attending Currier’s Heaven and Hell, you probably need to start looking for a costume soon. If you’re tired of being a nurse, and you don’t want to join the mob of Lady Gagas, then we have a few suggestions for you.

January Arts Intensives

Predict you’ll be feeling artsy (or bored) during the month of January? Apply by 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 for the newly created January Arts Intensives, free for all Harvard undergraduates.

The Office for the Arts has posted information about the classes and how to apply on its website. They’re offering programs in writing, architecture, comedy, and performance. In order to submit your application materials, email arts-hum@fas.harvard.edu

Four Loko Sweeps Across College Campuses

While beer may never be replaced as the quintessential party beverage, it now has some serious competition. A combination of caffeine, taurine, guarana, and alcohol, Four Loko has been sweeping through college campuses across the country. The malt drink is the brainchild of three college friends who decided to capitalize on the rising popularity of mixing energy drinks and alcohol, according to manufacturer Phusion Projects’ website.

On Harvard Time Comes Out with New Episode

The latest episode of On Harvard Time involved many Four Lokos, a crime-reducing operation at Tufts and a shocking revelation about final clubs.

Loathing the fact that Harvard was ranked third on the 2010 Daily Beast’s list of the 50 most dangerous American college campuses, OHT hosts suggested the only way to make Harvard number one was to bump Tufts University from the first place by reducing its crime rate. Freshman Zachary W. Guzman ’14 visited Tufts to clean the sidewalks and ensure relationships are consensual.

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