Crimson staff writer

Elizabeth S. Auritt

Latest Content

Earning the Pudding Pot
Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Hasty Pudding Roasts Man of the Year Kiefer Sutherland

Emmy Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland defused a costumed bombshell Friday night while being roasted as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2013 Man of the Year.

Student Life

Sorority Recruitment Numbers Remain Steady in 2013

Despite the addition of a fourth sorority on campus, the number of women who signed up for sorority recruitment at Harvard this year remained constant from last.

Student Groups

Kiefer Sutherland Named Hasty Pudding's 2013 Man of the Year

Emmy Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland has been named the recipient of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2013 Man of the Year Award.


Yale Student Charged in Tailgate Death Receives Probation

Yale student Brendan Ross, the driver of a U-Haul truck that killed one woman and injured two others at the 2011 Harvard-Yale Game tailgate, was granted a form of probation Friday that allows him to avoid a criminal record.

Quincy Construction

Quincy Renewal Still on Schedule

Though scaffolding and black tarp continue to shroud the facade of Old Quincy, renovations on the building are proceeding according to plan.

Ferran Adrià speaks at Science and Cooking
Food and Drink

Harvard Somehow Named as a Foodie Haven, Again

Despite grumblings from students weary of HUDS' offerings, there may be some among us endowed with a rare appreciation for the tantalizing triumph of tomato basil ravioli soup. "Surely the Science Center burritos warrant a Michelin three star rating!" they say. For these believers, the recent accolades Crimson cuisine has attracted from gourmands comes as a sweet reprieve from the surrounding claims of inedibility.

Men's Basketball

Alumnus Slams Harvard's Handling of the Cheating Scandal

Thomas G. Stemberg ’71, founder of the retail chain Staples and a prominent supporter of the Harvard mens’ basketball program, characterized the College’s handling of the Government 1310 cheating scandal as “Orwellian” in a personal letter addressed to University President Drew G. Faust.


New Dean of Student Life Brings Years of Administrative Experience

When Stephen Lassonde takes the helm of the Office of Student Life in March, he will encounter issues similar to many he faced in his previous posts, including a changing residential environment and a disciplinary system that many have described as misguided.


With Investigation Complete, Harvard Plans a Cheating Scandal Announcement

Harvard has delivered verdicts to all of the approximately 125 students ensnared in the Government 1310 cheating scandal and plans to make an announcement about the results of the investigation near the start of the spring semester, according to a Harvard spokesperson.


Brown Administrator Named New Dean of Student Life

Stephen Lassonde, deputy dean of the college at Brown University, has been named Harvard College’s new dean of student life.

House Life

Quincy Resident Dean To Take Spring Sabbatical

Quincy House tutor Ece G. Turnator will serve as Quincy’s acting resident dean this spring in place of Resident Dean Judith F. Chapman, who will take a semester-long sabbatical from her post.


Harvard Accepts 18 Percent of Early Admission Applicants

Harvard College accepted about 18 percent of early applicants to the Class of 2017 under its early admission program, the University announced Thursday. This year’s 895 early acceptances mark a 16 percent increase over the number of early admittances last year.

Grad School of Education

Ed School Dean To Leave for Smith College

Dean of the Graduate School of Education Kathleen McCartney will leave her post at Harvard to become president of Smith College next summer.


Old Leverett Renovation To Include More Common Spaces, Glass Roof

New gathering spaces intended to alleviate cramped conditions in the dining hall proper will be built as part of next year’s renovation of Old Leverett, according to design plans released Monday by Harvard administrators.

College Life

Two Events Continue Campus Conversation About Sexual Assault

This semester, conversations about rape and sexual assault have come to the forefront of campus discussion, as several controversies both here and elsewhere have garnered the student body’s attention, and last night, two events on consent and sexual assault continued the conversation.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard