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Elizabeth S. Auritt

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Despite Renovations, Upperclassmen Spurn Old Quincy

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.

Lockdown at Harvard
On Campus

Feeling Better, Moving Forward

Last week's events may seem like a distant, bizarre nightmare now. Or, they might seem all too fresh and returning to quotidian life might seem daunting. It may seem completely natural to throw yourself back into that Stat 104 p-set or nearly impossible to transition back from days that played out like an episode of 24.

Student Life

New Alcohol Education Program Previewed at CSL Meeting

Representatives from the Harvard University Health Services and Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors previewed Harvard Proof, a new alcohol education program tailored to the Harvard student that will replace AlcoholEdu this fall, during the monthly Committee on Student Life meeting Thursday morning.


Shocked Harvard Students Recount Bombings

Three people died and more than 130 were injured, though as of press time there were no confirmed reports of Harvard faculty, students, or staff suffering injuries due to the blast.

After Boston Marathon Explosions, the Scene in Harvard Square
Extension School

After Marathon Explosions, All Appears Safe at Harvard and in the Square

In the hours after bombings at the Boston Marathon, Harvard Square was thrust into a state of unrest following unconfirmed bomb threats, an evacuation of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the cancellation of some evening classes. The Cambridge Police Department confirmed that the area was clear of all potential threats Monday evening.

Student Groups

Yardfest, A Shrinking Stage?

Tyga’s controversial lyrics might go largely unheard if there isn’t a strong showing at this year’s Yardfest. But is it just "Rack City" that could make Yardfest less successful than spring festivals at other universities?

Student Groups

OSL Asks Yardfest Organizers To Reconsider Tyga Choice

The Office of Student Life has requested that the student groups organizing Yardfest reconsider their choice of Tyga as the headliner for the spring concert, following student outcry and an online petition claiming that the rapper’s lyrics promote sexism and violence.

Student Life

Tyga Officially Announced as Yardfest Headliner

Tyga will headline this year’s Yardfest, according to an official announcement made by the College Events Board Wednesday evening nearly 20 hours after two students preemptively revealed the artist.


Freshmen Banned from Houses Wednesday

Members of the Class of 2016 will be barred from the College’s 12 upperclassmen Houses on Wednesday night, as administrators attempt to prevent the prohibited tradition of River Run.


Eliot House

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! Eliot historically housed the rich and the famous of Harvard undergraduates: those students with last names such as Cabot, Lowell, and Adams. Though housing randomization has done away with its exclusivity, Eliot's rich community and classic Harvard facilities make it one of the most desirable Houses on campus. With an expansive, hammock-filled courtyard, beautiful river views, and close proximity to classes in the Yard, residents are hard-pressed to name drawbacks of their beloved Domus. This year, Eliot maintains its second place position in the House rankings.

Party shuttle

After Administrative Review, Party Shuttle Returns, Subdued

After the conspicuous absence of strobe lights and pulsing music on the late-night routes of the Yard-Quad Express prompted rumors a week ago that “the party shuttle” had been shut down for good, this past weekend saw the revelry return in subdued form.

Party shuttle

A Dark Weekend for the 'Party Shuttle'

This weekend, when students climbed aboard Melvin Washington, Jr.’s evening shuttle bus that travels back and forth between the Yard and the Quad, they were not greeted by the customary strobe lights and thudding music, but rather an entirely party-less shuttle.


The Fall of Academics at Harvard

Government 1310 scandal has been treated by some administrators as the unfortunate exception, an isolated incident whose case has now been closed. But as academic integrity dances uncertainly through a campus whose gates and walls are engraved with a motto of truth, Veritas is at stake.

Student Groups

Come On, Get Happy

Seasonal Affective Disorder have you feeling blue? Are those copious amounts of chocolate you consumed to console your single self on Valentine's Day not making things much better? Well, this just might be the semester to turn things around and spread a little self love. The Happiness Semester Challenge, spearheaded by the Happiness Project, seeks to make Harvard students' lives a little more joyful. Those who sign up will be sent emails with a stress-free challenge to complete during the course of a week. An email sent at the end of the week will check up on how participants fared with that challenge.


Sororities Extend Bids to 174 Women

174 pairs of hands rushed to tear open envelopes containing cards revealing the identity of their new sisters. The women shrieked with excitement as they ran to locate their sororities.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize