Dunster

Dunster Digs
House Life

Dunster Digs

As a component of recent Dunster House renovations, community spaces were improved and added to with the aim of fostering house life and encouraging residents to spend less time away from the House.

Dunster Digs
FAS

Administrators Use Renovated Dunster to Pitch House Renewal

As administrators polish their remaining Harvard-wide fundraising priorities in a record-breaking $6.5 billion capital campaign, they have turned to Dunster House as a platform and venue for pitching the House renewal project, a priority that still needs fulfilling.

Preparing To Charge
College

Preparing To Charge

UC Vice President and member of Dunster House Danny V. Banks '17 adjusts his "antlers" following the release of the housing letters.

Dunster House
Dunster

Dunster House

Dunster House benefits from views of the river and is the next House scheduled for renovation.

dunster bedroom
Dunster

dunster bedroom

Bedroom in Dunster

Dunster House

Dunster

<p> Newly-renovated with a sparkling exterior and many cozy common rooms and conference rooms, Dunster is undeniably a great place to live. While it may be a little far from the Yard, the strong House community and the many perks of living in the brand new House that is beautiful both inside and out are more than adequate compensation. </p>

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.