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Eight Alternative Summer Storage Options

Due to last year’s renovations of Stone Hall, Quincy residents can no longer store their belongings on campus over the summer. Don’t know where to keep your stuff? No need to fret. FM has you covered with these eight alternative options.

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Bad Trend Alert: Active Freshman

In the days leading up to Housing Day, the average House listserv will be bombarded with emails. There will be an interminable debate over the color of the housing day shirt. There will be emails demanding you wake up early for housing day. Later, there will be emails demanding you come to Annenberg to scream at the freshmen.

Gregg A. Peeples
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Winthrop Resident Dean Takes Medical Leave

Adams House tutor Meghan Lockwood, who has previously served as acting resident dean in Adams and Quincy House, will serve as Winthrop’s acting resident dean until Peeples’ return.

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Pfister Confirms Plans for Faculty Vote on Gender-Neutral Housing Policy

A change to the College’s gender-neutral housing policy will likely come before the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in May as part of a vote on changes to the Harvard College Handbook for Students, Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister confirmed Friday.

No More Storage
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Quincy House Students Voice Concerns over Summer Storage

Quincy will be the first House not to offer its students free, on-campus storage after undergoing renovations as part of the House renewal project, prompting some residents to voice concerns over the financial burden the policy change might impose on students.

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Students of Color Join To Further Conversation on Campus Race Relations

Following independent efforts to stimulate discussion, students of color gathered for a town hall Thursday to discuss race relations and issues of institutional support.

Annenberg Housing Day
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House Rankings 2014: Housing Day Videos

It’s spring break, but you know you miss the excitement of Housing Day. And in spite of the Kirkland Controversy, the Battle of the Beyoncé’s, the Battle of the “Adele Dazeems,” and the face-off between what the Moose says and what the Tree says, Harvard’s twelve houses got creative with their housing day videos this year. If The 2014 Housing Market or the Roving Reporter: Which is the Best House? did not give freshmen a full glimpse of which house is best, here’s a Housing Day videos ranking:

Housing Day 2014
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Today in Photos (03/14/2014)

Housing Day 2014
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Snowfall Does Not Chill Housing Day Spirit

Persistent snowfall and gusts of wind did not prevent upperclassmen from flocking to the Yard in full force to participate in Harvard’s annual Housing Day festivities Thursday morning.

Cabot Procession
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For Cabot Master, Deanship Will Be a Balancing Act

When Cabot House Co-Master Rakesh Khurana becomes the College’s top administrator on July 1, he will be at the helm of both the Quad House he calls home and Harvard’s flagship school.


“Hi, I’m Dean Pfister”- Currier House

Currier House brought pre-Housing Day fever to new heights with an email from “” Complete with a fungus reference, a tree-themed book recommendation, and an invitation to join “the Dean” at the park, it bore all of the marks of a classic Pfister correspondence.

Roving Reporter Housing Day screenshot
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Roving Reporter: Which is the Best House?

The results are unanimous—freshmen, are you ready?

Roving Reporter Pforzheimer
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Roving Reporter Pforzheimer

Roving Reporter Pforzheimer
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Roving Reporter: How Do You Spell Pforzheimer?

We already know that Harvard students can't name the capital of Canada, but surely they know how to spell, right?

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Kirkland Housing Day Videos Spark Controversy, Conversation

A series of videos produced by students in Kirkland House to generate excitement for Housing Day sparked controversy and confusion among the student body last week, prompting the removal of the video from YouTube and plans for an open forum for students to discuss their concerns.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

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