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Lynette G. Bye '16 prepares candy sushi to prank her friends on April Fools' Day in the Eliot House Kitchen.
<p>Maybe it is the picturesque views of the Charles River, or the close quarters that inspire a deep sense of solidarity, but for whatever reason, Eliot has consistently been one of the most spirited houses. As one of the original seven houses, Eliot has a rich tradition at the College. Throughout much of the twentieth century, Eliot maintained an exclusive reputation and selected only the most elite members of the student body with an application and interview process. Today, Eliot is beloved by all types of Harvard students. An additional claim to fame: Eliot has been the House most featured on the silver screen, appearing in movies such as Legally Blonde, Love Story, and The Social Network.</p>
Surveyors are actively evaluating three houses to determine which one will follow Winthrop House in undergoing a complete renovation, likely to begin in 2017.
A team of Harvard researchers developed a scalable technique for creating human insulin-producing beta cells in vitro, a huge stride towards an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Eliot House Committee leaders agreed midday Thursday to allow their proposed budget to be published by the Undergraduate Council alongside other House committee budgets, but only after a tense back-and-forth.
Eliot House students celebrate outside their House before storming the Yard on the morning of Housing Day.
Eliot House students tie on their spirit gear before storming the Yard on the morning of Housing Day.
An Eliot House student prepares to storm the Yard on the morning of Housing Day.
The ice crunches beneath my feet as I follow my roommates out into the middle of Eliot courtyard. It’s surprisingly bright out for 6:30 a.m., and some combination of adrenaline and the traditional Housing Day mimosa I consumed in one of the party suites robs the frigid wind of its sting. We stand with our backs to each other and shout at the surrounding walls. “Good morning Eliot! It’s Housing Day! It’s Housing Day! Get up, get up, get up!” We stand still for a moment, watching as lights start to pop on in the windows that line the courtyard. Eliot is waking up.
The baby squirrel that has been frequenting Kirkland Courtyard of late does not appear to have made any strides in his development of self-dependency. In addition to continued displays of freakish domestication and unnatural levels of comfort around humans, the baby squirrel is now laying claim to backpacks and does not appear to be leaving any time soon.