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College

In The School of Tyrannus

If you haven’t heard of Nathaniel Eaton, Harvard’s first head of school, it’s not because he’s one of the University’s buried treasures. Described by one student as “fitter to have been an officer in the inquisition, or master of an house of correction, than an instructer (sic) of Christian Youth,” Eaton’s disastrous year-and-a-half-long tenure, from 1638 to 1639, ended in a court case in which he was ordered to step down and pay a fine. The school closed down for the subsequent academic year. The affair was such a scandal that in 1940, some students argued that 1640 should be seen as the real founding year of Harvard College. Here are just a few things that made Nathaniel Eaton and his regime, well, shitty.

Standing Desk
College

Mather House Resident Dean Invents Portable Standing Desk

The StandStand, as Leafgren calls the wooden structure, is a portable set of three interlocking panels, easy to assemble and disassemble.

Registration
College

Registration

Officer Wayne F. Gabaree awaits for students in need of registration for their laptops in Mather dining hall Thursday afternoon.

Annenberg Housing Day
House Life

Annenberg Housing Day

Upperclass students cheer on freshmen as they walk through the house tables.

Housing Day 2013
College

Housing Day 2013

Scrutiny

So You Think You Can Tutor?

“If you were going to an LGBT drag party, who would you dress up as?”

matherfall
Crime

Housing Day Videos 2013: The Ultimate Roundup

The stakes were raised this Housing season, when most Houses put out multiple full-length videos (even if they weren't all official). And since there are still some two-odd hours before the first freshmen will receive their housing assignments - what better way than than to celebrate by rewatching all of the videos of the past weeks?

House Life

Mather House

Mather residents will be the first to tell you that the best thing about living in Mather is that you don't have to look at it. Inside the Brutal exterior, Matherites enjoy some of the nicest spaces on the river: singles all three years, a cozy dining hall with a river view, and spacious common spaces, among other top-notch amenities. Once you're in Mather, most say, you won't want to leave. The trouble is getting there in the first place. For all of the House's benefits, location is not one of them.

Mather

Harvard's Oscar Guru

Ben T. Zauzmer '15, an Applied Math concentrator in Mather House, gained Internet fame last year for his strikingly accurate predictions of who would win the 2012 Oscars. This year, he's at it again. Using results from similar awards shows, critics' picks, and other available data, Zauzmer runs statistical analyses to determine the probability that nominated movies, directors, or actresses will win in their given categories this Sunday. Flyby sat down with Zauzmer to talk movies and math.

Pottery Class
Mather

Pottery Class

Stephanie Young instructs Melissa Coronado '14 in the arts of pottery wheeling and sculpture techniques in the basement of Mather Tower.

VE RI NEW
Books

Today in Photos (02/14/13)

Undergraduate Council

Voting Has Opened for the UC Special Election!

You’ve probably heard of the upcoming special election to fill Massachusetts’ vacant Senate seat (previously occupied by John Kerry). But did you know about our very own UC special election? For students living in Adams, Cabot, Currier, Dunster, Eliot, Kirkland, Mather, Quincy, or Winthrop, there will be a special election this week to fill a total of 13 UC seats.

Harvard in the City

Not One but Two Turkeys!

Behind this black fence on Fallon Place, near Mather.

Food and Drink

Darwin's Now Owns Petsi Pies' Building

Darwin’s will not boot Petsi’s out of its location near Mather House for at least three years.

College

Today in Photos (12/04/2012)

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads