Mather

“House Master” Title Change
College

Mather House Examines Namesake's Past

Mather House residents have begun a process to investigate the controversial past of their House’s namesake.

In Preparation
College

Search for New Dean of Student Life Underway

After the unexpected resignation of former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde only days before the beginning of the spring semester, a committee is now actively searching for his replacement.

Mather

Don’t worry about Mumps at Mather Lather. You’re safe.

The theme of Mather Lather, a College-wide foam party hosted by Mather House hosted every spring, this year is #FOAMO. But to be honest, given the recent mumps outbreak at Harvard, are you really missing out if you don’t go?

Storming The Yard
College

Housing Day Brings Fanfare, and Disappointment, to Freshmen

As colorful banners emblazoned with House shields and upperclassmen dressed in themed attire occupied the Yard on Housing Day, there was a palpable tension inside freshmen dorms

Mather

<p>For Harvard freshmen, some Houses are in the forefront of their imagination as Housing Day approaches. Dunster is brand new. Adams is so close. The Quad *starts sobbing and convulsing.* Mather, on the other hand, seems to slip the freshman class’ collective mind until Housing Day when a bunch of rowdy Matherites descend on their new class. If you’ve never considered Mather, Flyby is here to tell you why you should be thrilled about a House you’re just hearing about for the first time.</p>

Mather House Premieres Housing Day Video
On Campus

Mather House Premieres Housing Day Video

Students watch the premiere of “Mather Be,” Mather House’s Housing Day video, which parodies Clean Bandit’s song “Rather Be.”

House Life

Oscars Spark Discussions About Race in Houses

Students and tutors in Lowell and Mather gathered to discuss issues of race and diversity in response to controversy surrounding the 88th Academy Awards.

Snapchat at Harvard
On Campus

New Snapchat Geofilters Proliferate On Harvard’s Campus

Since the first campus Snapchat geofilter came to Harvard last February, a number of students have brought a slew of new designs to showcase on-campus spots.

Conan C. O’Brien ‘85 Speaks in Sanders Theatre
College

With Faust, Conan Discusses Liberal Arts, Comedy Career

During an afternoon advertised as a “wide-ranging conversation about arts and education,” Faust asked O’Brien what the humanities had done for his career, and the late-night legend responded in turn—but not without sarcasm.

College

Mather Bans Hard Alcohol in Junior Common Room

During a year in which the safety and accessibility of the College’s social scene has dominated campus conversation, a new policy in Mather House outlaws residents from consuming hard alcohol in the Junior Common Room, a space students often use to host parties.

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.

Post-Jonas Play
College

Post-Jonas Play

Graduate student Jemila C. Kester and her daughter Sarah M. Kester play in the snow in Mather House Yard on Sunday evening. Winter storm Jonas, which passed over campus Saturday afternoon, left 4-8 inches of snow in its wake throughout the Boston area.

Lassonde Residence
College

Lassonde Residence

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

John Harvard Statue in the Snow
College

Photos of the Day (01/24/16)

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.