From HUDS workers to House Masters, the College strove to give students who remained on campus this Thanksgiving break a warm, familial experience.
Elaine Dong '16 performs a cultural dance, "The Mongol" at FEAST hosted by the Asian-American Association in Quincy dining hall on Friday night.
Old Quincy has been renamed Stone Hall in memory of Robert G. Stone Jr. '45, a former Harvard Management Company director.
Although some had worried that the setup of the newly renovated and renamed building would prevent residents from successfully hosting parties in their rooms, students still managed to socialize this past weekend.
Harvard officials announced the name change Saturday afternoon at a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the newly renovated building.
If you weren't on campus last year and feel like you're returning to a strange new world of over-emphasized collaboration policies and construction sites, you might have a few questions about what happened here at Harvard during the 2012-2013 school year. Flyby's here to answer them for you.
On a day in which temperatures hit 99 degrees in Boston, workers were out in full force Friday at Harvard’s Old Quincy and Old Leverett buildings.
Construction workers continue renovation of Old Quincy on June 27. The renewal of the building is scheduled to be completed by August when students return to Harvard for the fall semester.
With the renovation of Old Quincy reaching its final weeks, construction on Leverett’s McKinlock Hall is heating up.
As Harvard undertakes extensive renovations on its undergraduate Houses, spatial changes intended to improve the quality of physical accommodations have the potential to alter the way students interact with their community.
Some students say that the dearth of private common rooms in Old Quincy, the first building to undergo renovation under House renewal, does not allow them to socialize on their own terms.
For those of you who have as big of a sweet tooth as some of us here at Flyby do, you'll be happy to know that the pop-up "Donut Shop" might become a regular Sunday morning phenomenon in Quincy. The brainchild of Sam R. Peinado '15 (who learned how to make donuts over Winter break and came up with the idea of selling them on campus), the Shop had its grand opening this past Sunday at the Quincy Grill and stayed open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
The renovations of Old Quincy offered rising upperclassmen everything that administrators could imagine, but Quincy students have made their housing priorities quite clear: P.O.E. (parties over everything). Upperclassmen seem to be more concerned with their ability to host large parties in common spaces than with the new furnishings that enhance and beautify the renovated dorm. Even though Old Quincy has been completely renovated, even seniors don’t really want to live there. With this in mind, is there anything else that the administration can do or offer to entice students to flock to the new Old Quincy? We at Flyby had a few ideas:
When Old Quincy reopens its doors in the fall after a year of construction, it will feature flat-screen televisions and furniture in every common room, new ceiling fans in every bedroom, and printers on every floor. But upperclassmen aren't biting.