While you're all enjoying the next few days of shopping week, take some time to remember that just over a decade ago this treasured period of no homework and leaving classes halfway through was in grave peril.
Leverett House reopened today for its residents after undergoing massive renovations this past year. It wasn’t so long ago, though, that Leverett House underwent changes of a different variety. Back in the fall of 2002, Lev was the first Harvard house to offer its residents wireless internet. (Hey, ‘90s kids, remember when you needed cords and plugs to “surf the net”? Remember when people still called it “surfing the net”?)
This year the Emmys fall on a Monday so we're on campus early to give you full coverage live and on location. The live coverage is true. The location is Cambridge, Mass. in front of our television screen. We're going non-HD on this one so we can make sure there are no delays in transmission.
Stay tuned throughout the night to get our instant reactions.
"I came because I didn't have a problem set to do tonight, and I couldn't think of anything better to do," said Cabot House resident Allon G. Percus '92. This was in the days before laptop computers and internet porn.
We can’t imagine the fallout was actually that huge. This was 2001, back when most Harvard-bound high schoolers only logged on when they wanted to ask SmarterChild why they didn’t have any real friends.
In 1955, English replaced Government as the most popular concentration among Harvard College freshmen. That’s right—back in the days before Sparknotes, hundreds of undergrads willingly signed up for English classes way before “Chick Lit” was even an option.
Aside from the classic prank: “I’m not rooming with you next year”—our roommates were totally kidding about that one—there have been more pranksters throughout H-Y-P history. We warn you: these Ivy Leaguers set a low bar.
This year, America’s two greatest holidays fell on the same weekend. Let’s celebrate while we still can (because a Valentine’s Presidents’ Day Weekend only happens four out of every seven years). As our forefathers so writ and intended, here are some presidential superlatives of an amorous nature. Happy V&P Weekend!