Contrary to administrators’ previous statements, Winthrop House residents will not live in swing housing next year to accommodate House renewal plans.
Paying the brisk windy weather no heed, upperclassmen stood chanting in the Yard, sporting face paint and colorful House swag
About two percent of Harvard undergraduates, or 120 students, live off-campus. These off-campus students have, for various reasons, elected to opt out of the Residential House system, which administrators have called a “cornerstone” of Harvard’s undergraduate experience.
Even as Harvard pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into renewing the College’s residential House system, many students find it difficult to balance their extracurricular commitments while also participating in House life.
Shaun R. Harper, the Office of Student Life’s inaugural “Scholar-in-Residence,” advocated for “intentional” institutional support as a means of increasing inclusivity on college campuses.
The policy change, which came after students lobbied for the effort, will officially take effect with the spring’s upcoming rooming lotteries, according to Associate Dean of Student Life William Cooper ’94.
Winthrop House and Currier House will provide students with free off-site storage for this summer due to construction projects that will limit storage space traditionally offered on-site.
Preliminary renewal plans were well-received by Winthrop affiliates who said they look forward to expanded student housing and social space.
This exhibit is part of a project called “Mather Build,” which was celebrated in conjunction with the student photo campaign “In The Making” at a reception in Mather House’s Three Columns Gallery on Wednesday evening.
Renewal plans for Winthrop House, which is slated for renovation in 2016-2017, include a five-story addition to Gore Hall on Mill Street.
Harvard sororities hold "bid day" despite snow, extending bids to 215 women.
Actor Chris Pratt displayed good humor and versatility Friday night at Farkas Hall, chopping wood with his forehead and performing a lap dance as he was honored and roasted as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year.
A record 280 women will seek entrance to Harvard’s four sorority chapters in a redesigned, shorter rush process starting Thursday.
Students huddled around TVs and projectors across campus Sunday night to snack on free wings and watch the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
Mather House has designated resident tutor Jason B. Munster ’07 to serve as the House’s first first-generation tutor, formalizing an advisory role that other tutors across the College have also played to address concerns of first-generation college students.