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Construction workers gather inside Yellowwood Courtyard at Winthrop House on Monday afternoon. Yellowwood Courtyard, which will be closed from June 1 to Aug. 15, is undergoing renovations under the Engineering and Utilities Chilled Water Extension Project.
A wrapped pallet of students’ boxes waits outside Leverett House for storage on Tuesday afternoon. After the McKinlock Hall renovation, house storage was eliminated, thereby forcing students to find alternative means of storage for the summer.
Pending funding approval, planners will begin full construction on Lowell House in the summer of 2017, and administrators hope to finish the project the next summer, in 2018.
Dorm Crew will shift its responsibilities as Harvard’s House renewal projects replace in-suite bathrooms with hallway bathrooms.
New floor plans for Dunster House, currently undergoing renovation, feature the elimination of walk-through bedrooms and a shift away from in-suite bathrooms toward shared hallway baths.
Contrary to administrators’ previous statements, Winthrop House residents will not live in swing housing next year to accommodate House renewal plans.
Students voice concerns about public service funding, accessibility, and inclusive social spaces on campus at an open forum with University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Khurana.
Administrators are still working on strengthening the role of learning in residential life as part of the House renewal program.
Even as Harvard pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into renewing the College’s residential House system, many students find it difficult to balance their extracurricular commitments while also participating in House life.
Gore Hall, part of Winthrop House, will undergo an addition in 2016-2017 as part of the College’s House Renewal program. Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said that an ultimate goal of house renewal is to phase out student overflow housing on DeWolfe Street.