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College

In The School of Tyrannus

If you haven’t heard of Nathaniel Eaton, Harvard’s first head of school, it’s not because he’s one of the University’s buried treasures. Described by one student as “fitter to have been an officer in the inquisition, or master of an house of correction, than an instructer (sic) of Christian Youth,” Eaton’s disastrous year-and-a-half-long tenure, from 1638 to 1639, ended in a court case in which he was ordered to step down and pay a fine. The school closed down for the subsequent academic year. The affair was such a scandal that in 1940, some students argued that 1640 should be seen as the real founding year of Harvard College. Here are just a few things that made Nathaniel Eaton and his regime, well, shitty.

Dunster Construction
Dunster

Dunster Construction

Dunster House has been under construction since June 2014 and is slated to reopen in September 2015.

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.

On Campus

Uncovering the D-Hive

Prescott St. between Harvard St. and Broadway is quiet, unassuming. Nestled between the large Barker and Carpenter centers and smaller buildings, the street is half-shaded in the early afternoon.

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.

Dunster Swing Housing
Dunster

Dunster Swing Housing

Dunster swing housing on Prescott Street, Winter 2013.

House Life

Dunster Residents Return After Toilet Overflow Forces Them to Relocate

Six students will be returning to their rooms in Dunster’s swing housing on Prescott Street Thursday after large amounts of toilet water spilled out onto their bathroom floor just four days earlier, forcing them to relocate to other Harvard housing.

Food Truck Festival
On Campus

Today in Photos (09/4/2014)

Dunster Common Spaces
College

Dunster Common Spaces

Common space is abundant in the Inn at Harvard, the "headquarters" of Dunster House while its iconic building is being renovated.

Swing Housing
College

8 Prescott Will Serve as House Master Swing Housing

The Victorian house will be converted into temporary lodgings for the house masters whose residences are scheduled to undergo renovation during the House Renewal process.

Dunster Swing
Dunster

Dunster Swing

Dunster Swing Housing at 20 and 20a Prescott Street.

Dunster Swing
Dunster

Dunster Swing

Dunster Swing Housing at 20 and 20a Prescott Street.

Dunster Swing
Dunster

Dunster Swing

Dunster Swing Housing at 20 and 20a Prescott Street.

Dunster Swing
Dunster

Dunster Swing

Right behind the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts is 20 Prescott Street. Displaced Dunster residents live here as the University renovates their house.

UC Unveils Posters as a First Step
On Campus

Today in Photos (02/18/2014)

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads