House Life

Subscribe via RSS
  • Section
  • Type
House Life

Masterful dialogue

A particular area in which house-centered dialogue would prove fruitful is in a more open discussion of Harvard's often distressing history of exclusion.

Love Story Stars
On Campus

Love Story Stars

Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, co-stars of the 1970 film “Love Story,” applaud during their discussion in Kirkland House. The event marked their first return to Harvard in over forty years.

Another News Story
College

Another News Story

Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw, co-stars of the 1970 film “Love Story,” get situated in the Kirkland Senior Common Room in preparation for an interview. The preceding discussion in Kirkland House marked their first return to Harvard in over forty years.

Ignacio's vacation in Argentina was warm and sunny. Cambridge is not. The transition was hard.
House Life

Getting Over Your Post-Vacation Woes

You’re well rested, well fed, possibly a little tanner if you went somewhere warm; you just got back from a vacation.

Cabot Junior Common Room
College

Cabot Streamlines Party Registration

The introduction of a streamlined “Fast Track” party registration pilot program at the start of the semester means Cabot undergraduates can now register parties on shorter notice and with laxer requirements.

Bowie Tribute Night
College

Bowie Tribute Night

A projector in Quincy dining hall plays the 1986 film Labyrinth during the house’s community dinner Thursday evening. The movie was screened in a tribute to singer-songwriter David Bowie, who starred in the film and died of cancer earlier this month.

Winthrop House Renewal
House Life

College Renames New Winthrop Hall

The five-story addition to Winthrop House, previously dubbed “Winthrop East,” will be named in honor of longtime Harvard donor Robert M. Beren ’47, who gave an undisclosed sum toward the College’s House renewal project.

In Preparation
House Life

Lassonde Will Stay on Campus To Teach

​Stephen Lassonde, who publicly stepped down from his role as Dean of Student Life effective Feb. 1, will remain on campus as a lecturer this spring, although early signs indicated otherwise.

There’s Something In The Water
College

Harvard Dining Introduces Flavored Water

​Students returning to campus after winter break were greeted by new flavored-water machines in many of Harvard’s undergraduate dining halls.

Extracurriculars and Academics Town Hall
College

College Has Yet To Replace House Master Title

​After unanimously agreeing to change their collective titles last December, Harvard’s House masters have yet to agree on a replacement. However, that has not stopped speculation on potential replacement titles.

Lassonde Residence
College

Lassonde Residence

Dean Stephen Lassonde’s residence at the top of Mather House Tower.

Lassonde Residence
Undergraduate Council

Mather Residents Praise Lassonde

Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde’s imminent departure has left many undergraduates in Mather questioning his sudden exit and praising his involvement in the House, where he currently lives.

In Preparation
College

Dean Of Student Life Steps Down

Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde will leave his position on Feb. 1 after less than three years in the post and will no longer be an employee of Harvard College.

College

Asbestos Found In House's Building Materials

Asbestos found in Harvard building materials recently forced at least one undergraduate to temporarily relocate out of his room in Winthrop House.

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.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes