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Student Groups

First-Gen Students Exchange Ideas with Deans

The event was organized by the First Generation Student Union, a student organization that Harvard officially recognized last November.

William Deresiewicz
On Campus

William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz stirred up a frenzy last July with his New Republic article, “Don’t Send Your Kids to the Ivy League.”

Standing Desk
College

Mather House Resident Dean Invents Portable Standing Desk

The StandStand, as Leafgren calls the wooden structure, is a portable set of three interlocking panels, easy to assemble and disassemble.

College

Official Resident Dean Title Changes Again

Resident deans—the administrators briefly known as House deans—will now be called Allston Burr Assistant Deans of Harvard College.

Tobacco-Free Signs
College

Month in, Yard Official Says Smoking Ban Implementation Smooth

The manager of Harvard Yard said she has not heard any reports about hostile or uncooperative responses from either students or tourists.

Serenity Room
College

Following Report on Stress, Freshman Serenity Room Opens

The space, which will be open 24 hours a day, is the first of its kind in the Yard.

Excellent Sheep
Books

In Heated Discussion, ‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Fields Criticism from Faculty, Students

William Deresiewicz argued his claim that students of elite universities are growingly risk-averse, homogeneous, and career-focused with a panel of faculty members and students on Monday evening.

College Life

Harvard Has A Fight Song?

If you knew Harvard has a fight song, you’re a step ahead of most of the writers on the Flyby Blog. Do you know the lyrics, though?

Leverett House Master
College

McKinlock Renewal Lauded at Ribbon-Cutting

Jazz music mixed with the chatter of more than 100 attendees gathered in the newly dedicated Stapleton Courtyard.

Remembering Haley A. Rue
College Life

Friends, Family Remember Rue '17 Through Her Own Words

Friends and family of Haley A. Rue ’17, who died this summer while traveling in Germany, packed Memorial Church and Annenberg Hall on Thursday night for an evening in memoriam.

College

44 Reps. Elected to Undergraduate Council

Of the winners, about 30 percent are women, a sharp decline from last year, when the entire council was nearly evenly split.

College

For Many UC Hopefuls, Humor Is a Touchstone

For a growing group of UC candidates—fueled by the surprise victory of UC President Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 last year—humor has become the go-to strategy to separate themselves from this year’s field.

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
College

With New Catalog, Admins Hope To Re-Invent Browsing Experience

Administrators hope a new course catalog tool will spur students to reflect on their educational goals when searching for courses, even as some professors worry that more targeted search tools will limit exploration.

Dunster Construction
College

Dunster Renovations Incorporate Student Feedback

Student responses have informed changes such as enlarging shower spaces and adding study niches in residential halls.

Dunster Dining Hall
College

Dunster Students Praise Renovated Inn

As scaffolding rises over Dunster’s iconic tower, members of the Dunster House community praised the renovated Inn at Harvard.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board