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House Life

Two Generations of Tutor Babies

Jack puts his frosted mini-wheats one by one into his bowl, an American flag bib protecting him from small splashes of milk. Across the table, his sister Kate, in an understated red rose headband, lets her eyes wander over the Kirkland House dining hall.

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.

Passing the baton
House Life

Passing the baton

Leverett House Master Howard M. Georgi, right, hands the baton to Dunster House masters, Roger B. Porter and Ann Porter, left, for the next stage of house renewals.

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.

Leverett Drew Faust
House Life

Leverett Drew Faust

University President Drew G. Faust speaks in the courtyard of McKinlock Hall about the importance of House Renewal for Harvard as an institution.

Leverett House Master
House Life

Leverett House Master

Leverett House Master Howard M. Georgi ’68 speaks to a crowd of Leverett alumni and donors on Saturday about the completed McKinlock Hall renovation.

HUDS Grill Makeover
House Life

HUDS Updates Saturday Breakfast Service

All dining halls will now serve what HUDS terms “House-Style” breakfast on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. followed by brunch.

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.

UC Elections
Undergraduate Council

Number of UC Hopefuls Increases by 20 Percent

One hundred and five undergraduates have declared candidacies for 44 open spots on the Undergraduate Council, marking a nearly 20 percent increase from the number of candidates in last year’s elections .

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.

House Life

Tiffanie Ting Appointed House Dean in Cabot

Tiffanie L. Ting, who served as acting dean in Currier House last spring and as a tutor there since 2008, was appointed as Cabot House’s new dean on July 17.

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.

Composting Initiative
College

Composting Initiative

Compost bins, like the one shown above in Thayer Hall, have been placed in all of the freshman dormitories as part of a new waste-diversion program.

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