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Drew G. Faust

Ten Stories That Shaped 2015

2015 was a tumultuous year for Harvard. Final clubs faced immense administrative pressure to go co-ed, faculty saw a proposal to overhaul the College’s General Education program, and perhaps most consequential of all, a University-wide survey revealed what administrators called a “troubling” climate of sexual assault on campus. Amidst a fast-paced capital campaign and Title IX scrutiny, Harvard’s top administrators were called to respond to perceived racial injustice on campus and a graduate student unionization movement. Divest Harvard protesters even blockaded University President Drew G. Faust's office for a week. At the close of a particularly turbulent year, the Crimson looks back on the ten stories that most shaped Harvard in 2015.

Year in Photos: Housing Day
College

House Life Survey Part II: Advising and Facilities

Results of a recent Crimson survey indicate that most students are generally satisfied with House resources, although they may not be involved with their residences day-to-day.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Dunster House
Student Life

Thanksgiving Dinner in Dunster House

Students staying on campus during Thanksgiving break celebrate over dinner in Dunster House on Thursday evening.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Dunster House
Dunster

Thanksgiving Dinner in Dunster House

Students were able to request specific parts of the turkey being served for Thanksgiving dinner in Dunster House.

Relaxation Study Break
On Campus

Relaxation Study Break

Daniel Banks ’17 colors an intricately designed elephant at the Relaxation Study Break hosted by the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Community as part of Mental Health Awareness Week in Dunster House. With elephant and Pokemon coloring sheets, family board games, healthy snacks from CVS, and Christmas music, attendees were encouraged to relax and destress from midterms.

Mihi Parta Tueri
College

With a New Budget and Events, Dunster Ups BGLTQ Support

The changes come after students and tutors spoke out last year about Dunster’s lack of residential tutors who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, or queer, prompting top College administrators to look into their concerns.

Dunster Common Rooms
Crime

Dunster Common Rooms

Parijat Lal ’17 does his work in a Dunster House common room on Wednesday afternoon. Many undergraduates are critical of the hallway common rooms featured in recent house renovations.

Houses Compete for Straus Cup
House Life

Houses Compete for Straus Cup

Students from Quincy and Dunster houses compete at Cumnock Field for the Straus Cup. The fall intramural season runs through November and includes tennis, ultimate frisbee, and flag football.

Avik Chatterjee
College

Chatterjee, Former Dunster Tutor, Hired in Currier House

The former Dunster resident tutor was widely regarded as an ally to BGLTQ students in the House but was not asked back to the position last spring.

Mihi Parta Tueri
House Life

Mihi Parta Tueri

The Dunster House gate stands in front of the newly renovated house in the beginning of September.

Tutor Avik
House Life

Tutor Avik

Avik Chatterjee ’02, a former BGLTS, race relations, and pre-med tutor in Dunster House and now a tutor in Currier, poses before attending the Dunster Senior Dinner in May 2015.

Dunster
College

Dunster Residents Praise Common Spaces, but Not Hall Bathrooms

The consensus among students is that the renovation has improved the physical look of and even their attitudes toward Dunster, the first full House to undergo construction as part of Harvard’s more than $1 billion House renewal project.

CS50 Lecture
College

Photos of the Day (09-02-2015)

Dunster
Dunster

Dunster

Dunster opened to students last weekend.

Tutor Time
On Campus

Tutor Time

Gregory Davis, a tutor in Dunster House, introduces himself as students look on at the Tower Relighting on Tuesday evening.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes