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Elizabeth S. Auritt

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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.

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.