The figure puts Harvard a little more than halfway towards its $450 million fundraising goal for the project, one of the key priorities of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ ongoing $2.5 billion capital campaign.
Wyatt M. Robertson '18 stands armed with a plastic toy gun and ready to drop his towel if need be while playing 'Assassins' in Quincy House. According to game rules, participants can only "shoot" targets with the same attire. "So if someone comes at me, I just drop my towel and people can't shoot me," Robertson explained.
(Left to right) Dorothy E. Najda, Jennifer K. Cloutier. Sarah Zaghouani ’16, Sandy Wong ’16, and Gabrielle E. Milner ’16 pose with their nearly completed cake during a Quincy House tradition called “Cake Boss.” Each year, students compete to design a cake in accordance with the chosen theme; this year’s theme was Disney.
As administrators polish their remaining Harvard-wide fundraising priorities in a record-breaking $6.5 billion capital campaign, they have turned to Dunster House as a platform and venue for pitching the House renewal project, a priority that still needs fulfilling.
<p>If the dining hall restrictions of no freshman and strict “+1 guest only” rules at Quincy’s popular dining hall are any indication, this house is in many ways the center of dining life on the River. Old Quincy, known as Stone Hall, has been renovated in recent years and reflects the traditional Harvard look of many of the houses along the River, while New Quincy boasts fully-furnished singles within a duplex that are popular for juniors and seniors within the House. New freshman penguins (the house mascot) will enjoy late night treats at the unrivaled Quincy Grille or at the comfortable, renovated “Innovation Space” in Stone Hall’s basement. Despite some controversial dining hall murals, freshman placed in Quincy on Housing Day have plenty of reasons to celebrate. </p>
Consul General of Spain in Boston D. Julio N. Montesinos speaks at Quincy House’s “Diplomacy and Desserts,” a discussion about careers in international affairs Thursday evening. Among other suggestions, Montesinos encouraged those considering foreign relations careers to cultivate open minds to work with a variety of cultures.
Results of a recent Crimson survey indicate that most students are generally satisfied with House resources, although they may not be involved with their residences day-to-day.