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Starting in 1988, Harvard’s administrators debated a major alteration to the University’s House system. Originally created in the 1920s and later tweaked in the 1960s, the housing system was leading to “preppy ghettos” and racially imbalanced communities by 1988-1989.
As the Houses undergo a decades-long renewal project aimed, in part, at equalizing their facilities, not all housing experiences will be the same.
The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.
Emily W. Stokes-Rees, resident dean of Cabot House, will leave Harvard this summer for a tenure-track position at Syracuse University.
The review committee, which was convened last summer, has submitted its recommendations to Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister for approval.
Briggs Hall's Cupola, from Cabot House, sits in the Radcliffe Quadrangle for restoration. The cupola will be host to a time capsule filled with contributions from students, to be opened in 2036.
Renovations on the cupola of Cabot House’s Briggs Hall have prompted the creation of a time capsule, which current students will fill with reflections on their college experiences and letters to future generations of Cabot residents.
Brigitte Libby will be the next resident dean of Pforzheimer House. Libby will be joining the House next semester along with her partner, Melissa Hancock, and a seven-month-old daughter, Lucie.
Starting in the fall of 2015, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will adopt a course credit system that will open up the possibility for a wide range of new course offerings worth fewer than four credits each.
The Victorian house will be converted into temporary lodgings for the house masters whose residences are scheduled to undergo renovation during the House Renewal process.
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Sharon L. Howell, longtime Adams House resident dean, will depart Harvard this summer.
Harvard’s residential housing system is currently in the midst of a massive overhaul––Quincy and Leverett have already undergone extensive renewal, and Dunster is slated to go under the knife next year. But this focus on modernization only tells part of the story. Each of Harvard’s twelve residential houses is home to artifacts that attest to its singular history.