The tofu sizzles on a frying pan next to a pot of steaming miso soup. On the cutting board, kale leaves are being chopped up in preparation for a salad, and an electric mixer is forging its way through batter for vegan chocolate chip cookies. Amid the sizzling and chopping, students engage in a passionate discussion about the future of solar power.
When Harvard undergraduates vote for new Undergraduate Council leadership later this month, they will also have the chance to vote on four referenda expressing requests of the University ranging from gender neutral housing available to all students to public endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist Nicholas D. Kristof ’81 shared his thoughts on the state of the news industry and gave advice for future humanitarian efforts to an audience of students and parents in Kirkland House Saturday afternoon.
This week, Harvard announced that Winthrop will be in line after Dunster for House renewal, but it’s going to take a break from construction on any House in the 2015-2016 academic year first. Since we know students will miss being awoken in the early morning by the sounds of jack hammers, Flyby came up with a few ideas for projects that Harvard could pursue in the meantime.
I’m not sure when it first hit me, but it was around the time I discovered someone’s shit lying in the hallway outside my room: Shanghai’s a mess.
Winthrop, pictured in a Crimson file photo from 2009, is the fourth House in line to be renovated as part of the House renewal project, the Winthrop House masters announced to the House community Wednesday evening.
Winthrop’s planned renovation will follow a one-year break in House renewal construction following the renovation of Dunster House in 2014-2015, meaning that the 2015-2016 academic year will represent the first extended pause in the project.
A committee has been convened to formally review the position of the resident dean, continuing a conversation about the dean’s role in Harvard’s administrative hierarchy that was reignited by last spring’s email search scandal.
It cost $450 to rent the two person suite on Westmorely Hall’s first floor in 1900—three times Harvard’s $150 tuition cost. Franklin D. Roosevelt and his roommate Lathrop Brown, both in the Class of 1904, split the cost of their room right down the middle, paying $225.50 before utilities and maintenance for each year they roomed together.
For the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11, Houses across campus showed support for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer students with rainbow cakes at dinner and study breaks in honor of the day.
Lisa M. Boes, resident dean of Pforzheimer House, will leave the College this fall for Brandeis University, where she will serve as dean of academic services starting in November.
Pforzheimer House Co-Masters Anne Harrington and John Durant pose in the Pfoho dining hall with their son Jamie Durant on Sunday night before a harvest house event.
On a boat cruise last month, sophomores in Pforzheimer House got the chance to mingle not only with other members of their class but also with two new residents of Pfoho—House Masters Anne Harrington ’82, a history of science professor, and her husband John R. Durant.
The story of droves of students entering college expecting to be pre-med, but later switching tracks—whether because of the rigor or the draw of other disciplines—is a familiar one. However, at Harvard unique factors play into this whittling down of aspiring doctors.
Less than five minutes after Cabot Cafe opened its doors at 9 p.m. on Sunday, more than a dozen people had already come in, ordered coffee, and gathered around the space’s tables and couches.