Winthrop, pictured in a Crimson file photo from 2009, is the fourth House in line to be renovated as part of the House renewal project, the Winthrop House masters announced to the House community Wednesday evening.
Winthrop’s planned renovation will follow a one-year break in House renewal construction following the renovation of Dunster House in 2014-2015, meaning that the 2015-2016 academic year will represent the first extended pause in the project.
Mark D. Gearan ’78, President of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges, returned to his alma mater on Tuesday to discuss public service and his experiences in service and politics in the Winthrop House Senior Common room.
Attending Winthrop House's Speaker Series Tuesday evening, politician and Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan '78 emphasizes the importance of public service.
Upperclass students cheer on freshmen as they walk through the house tables.
“If you were going to an LGBT drag party, who would you dress up as?”
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?
Every day between now and Housing Day, Flyby will release two new House rankings. The top two Houses will be revealed on Wednesday, March 13. Check back daily for updates! Built in 1914 as freshman dormitories, Standish and Gore Halls were later united to form Winthrop House. In the years since its inception, Winthrop has certainly accumulated its fair share of famous alums, from J. Robert Oppenheimer '26 to Barnett "Barney" Frank '61-'62 and plenty of Kennedys to boot. Situated less than five minutes from the Yard, and directly facing the Charles River, Winthrop is one of the best-located Houses, and residents are pretty much guaranteed an incredible view from their bedrooms at least one year of their three-year stay. Though the rooms themselves may not be the best, Winthrop's architecture is, at the very least, nice to look at from the outside.
After a recent tumble through cyberspace, Flyby came across this old photograph of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy, chilling in Winthrop's Gore courtyard. The acronym that never was, JPK graduated from Harvard in 1938 and attended Harvard Law School before enlisting in the Navy during World War II (he was later killed in action). Here, Joe keeps things classy but casual in a sport coat while reminding us that our genes will never be as good-looking as his. If you're suffering from a particularly strong case of Kennedy nostalgia, head over to Winthrop House and sit where JPK once sat. The JFK Suite is located just a few yards away, in F entryway.
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.
David D. Simms Jr., who served as superintendent and building manager of Winthrop House for 38 years, was remembered for his dedication, warmth, and humor. Simms died on Dec. 28 at 65.