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Ivan B. K. Levingston

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Harvard Bands Prepare to Battle for Yardfest

Updates on the Honor Council

Honor Council Begins Training Undergraduate Members

As the College readies for a fall rollout of its first honor code, undergraduates on the student-faculty body that will hear cases of academic integrity have begun their training.

The Hunting Ground

Film ‘The Hunting Ground’ Misrepresents Harvard Sexual Assault Statistics

The film focuses heavily on the testimony of victims of sexual assault and what they say was a lackluster response from administrators at their respective schools, including Harvard.

The Quad

The Other Housing Lottery

Early Thursday, with fanfare, the College will welcome freshmen into one of its 12 residential Houses. But by this time next year, some of those students, dissatisfied with their assignments, will have made attempts to relocate.

Cabot House


<p>With a delicious student-run cafe, superstar house masters, and some of the best housing in the Quad, Cabot is a house that cannot be beat. Originally part of Radcliffe College, Cabot House used to be called South House until it was renamed in 1985 in honor of donors Thomas and Virginia Cabot.</p>

Leverett SCR

An Intellectual Renewal: Academics in the Houses

Administrators are still working on strengthening the role of learning in residential life as part of the House renewal program.

House Renewal

House Renewal To Phase Out DeWolfe

As the College’s more than one billion dollar House renewal plan continues, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said that an ultimate goal of the program is phasing out the overflow housing units on DeWolfe Street.

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Stories from students reveal that, despite ramped up efforts and investment from many places within the University, some problems with the advising system persist. Many advisers are able to give the time and attention to students necessary, but others are too busy with their full-time jobs; either way, advisers face challenges guiding students through a vast curriculum on which no one has complete expertise.

Community Conversation: Racist Emails

College Begins Redesigning Bias Reporting System

Spurred by racially charged death threats that were emailed to hundreds of students last semester, the College is beginning the process of redesigning its current bias reporting system.

Quincy House Lottery Results

Quincy Open Don't Care

Snow Piles Taller Than Tourists

After Snow Days, College Asks Student Groups To Prioritize School

In an email last week to leaders of student groups, Associate Dean of Student Life David R. Friedrich asked student leaders to set the expectation that members of their groups should prioritize academics over extracurricular commitments.


College Will Pilot Spring Break Meal Plan

The program is modeled after the College’s limited meal plan over winter break, when certain Houses remain open for meals.

Dean Khurana Addresses the Class of 2018

New Office To House Ad Board and Honor Council

The Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct will replace the College’s Office of the Secretary of the Ad Board in July, according to an email sent to undergraduates Friday from Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana.


With Staff Doubled, OSAPR Operates at Capacity

After receiving increased funding and expanding staff, OSAPR faces extra demand from expanded services offered across the University's schools.

Firefighters at Massachusetts Avenue

Fire Causes Evacuation at 1610 Mass. Ave.

A three-alarm fire broke out at about 7 p.m. Wednesday inside the housing complex at 1610 Massachusetts Ave., according to Cambridge Fire Department Assistant Chief James Burns.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction