Brianna D. MacGregor

Yardfest 2014
College

Students Praise Monáe’s Yardfest Performance

Monáe’s headlining performance addressed diversity at Harvard and elicited praise, particularly in the wake of last year’s controversial artist selection.

Gregg A. Peeples
House Life

Winthrop Resident Dean Takes Medical Leave

Adams House tutor Meghan Lockwood, who has previously served as acting resident dean in Adams and Quincy House, will serve as Winthrop’s acting resident dean until Peeples’ return.

Class Day 2014 Speakers
College

Senior Class Committee Names Class Day Student Speakers

Four members of the Class of 2014 have been chosen to take the stage at the annual Class Day celebration, the Senior Class Committee announced Tuesday night.

Housing Day 2014
House Life

Snowfall Does Not Chill Housing Day Spirit

Persistent snowfall and gusts of wind did not prevent upperclassmen from flocking to the Yard in full force to participate in Harvard’s annual Housing Day festivities Thursday morning.

Kirkland

Kirkland Hosts Forum To Discuss Housing Day Videos

Following debate sparked by the release of its Housing Day videos—one of which featured masked female students dancing in bikinis—Kirkland House held an open forum Monday night to discuss student opinions.

House Life

Kirkland Housing Day Videos Spark Controversy, Conversation

A series of videos produced by students in Kirkland House to generate excitement for Housing Day sparked controversy and confusion among the student body last week, prompting the removal of the video from YouTube and plans for an open forum for students to discuss their concerns.

House Life

Students Frustrated by Interhouse Transfer Process

Upperclassmen who applied to the first round of the interhouse transfer process received the results of their applications last week and some have since voiced concerns and complaints about the process.

Harvard Square

Square Hotels See Increase in Bookings During Junior Parents Weekend

When Harvard Square welcomed the parents and families of the Class of 2015 for Junior Parents Weekend last Friday, it lacked one mainstay option for accommodations near campus, the Inn at Harvard.

With Cool J
Music

LL Cool J Honored as Artist of the Year at Annual Celebration of Culture

LL Cool J took the stage amid cheers and applause from the packed audience in Sanders Theatre, gathered for a day-long celebration of diversity at Harvard.

Student Groups

Kappa Sigma Fraternity Re-Established on Campus

Over eight decades after Kappa Sigma left Harvard, the Gamma-Eta Chapter was re-established earlier this month.

Losing Grip
Admissions

Is Harvard Losing Its Grip?

Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania all saw a rise in their early application pools; Harvard was the only Ivy League school to face a decrease in the number of its early decision applications, by 3 percent.

Dunster Swing
College

Dunster Students Preview Suites in New Swing Space

Dunster House residents had the opportunity to view the rooms they may inhabit next year during a walkthrough of several suites at 20-20A Prescott Street Friday afternoon.

Freshmen

Freshman Formal Ends Early Due to Concerns from Venue Staff

“The Great Gala,” a Great Gatsby-themed party, was scheduled to last from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel, but hotel staff chose to end the formal at midnight, said Dean of Freshmen Thomas A. Dingman ’67.

Leverett House Construction
House Life

With McKinlock Renewal On Track, Faust Says River Houses Remain the Priority

As the newly released plans for the Dunster House renewal take shape and construction on Leverett’s McKinlock Hall continues to progress, University President Drew G. Faust said on Tuesday that Harvard’s focus for House Renewal, at least for the time being, remains on the river.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year
College

Donning Wig and High Heels, Neil Patrick Harris Crowned 2014 Man of the Year

Taking a break from rehearsing his role as a transgender singer in the upcoming Broadway musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the 2014 Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year accepted the Pudding Pot on Friday night and became the first openly gay man to receive the award.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture