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Derek G. Xiao

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Agard House
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Agard House

A blank wooden crest remains on the wall of Agard House. The residential hall used to house the Delta Phi Fraternity at Williams.

Newport House
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Newport House

Newport House, formerly known as Phi Delta Sigma. After Amherst College banned in fraternities in 1984, the college purchased most of the former fraternity houses and converted them to residential houses.

Reed House
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Reed House

Students talk and dance during an apple-themed party at Bowdoin's Reed House—formerly Chi Psi.

Phi Delta Theta
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Phi Delta Theta

The crest of Phi Delta Theta, Weston Hall's former occupant, can still be seen on the edifice of today's building.

Mayo-Smith House
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Mayo-Smith House

The front door of Mayo-Smith House, formerly Delta Chi Psi.

Mayo-Smith House Party
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Mayo-Smith House Party

Two students walk into a party at Amherst's Mayo-Smith House on Sept. 8.

Agard House Door
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Agard House Door

The front door of Agard House, formerly Delta Phi.

Newport House
Scrutiny

Banned?

Visiting Williams, Bowdoin, and Amherst and exploring their archives by day reveals how other schools have enacted a Greek life ban. Wandering the three campuses at night offers a glimpse into life without social groups.

Spee Club Punch Event
Final Clubs

Changes Mark Last Punch Process Before Sanctions

​Sporting formal wear and spouting small talk, College sophomores this week kicked off a punch season unlike any other in the tradition’s long history.

Lowell House Renovations
College

Lowell House Renovations

Lowell House undergoes construction. The renovations are slated to last two years as the "largest and most complex renewal project thus far," according to Lowell faculty deans.

Elmendorf Announces CIA Director's No-Show
IOP

After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship

The Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew Chelsea Manning’s invitation to serve as a visiting fellow this semester, calling her appointment “a mistake.”

Kappa Kappa Gamma
College

Kappa Kappa Gamma May Close in Response to Sanctions

Harvard’s chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority could shut down if the College goes through with its sanctions penalizing members in single-gender social groups.

Studying in Harvard Yard
College

Studying in Harvard Yard

Hillary I. T. Seguya, an Extension School student, studies in Harvard Yard Thursday afternoon.

The Clubhouse of the Fly
College

Administrators, Students Grapple with Changing Social Group Policy

​Confusion about the College’s various efforts to curb the influence of single-gender social groups on campus has snarled this month’s roll-out of the College’s historic penalties on members of those organizations.

Harry Lewis
College

For Second Time, Faculty File Motion Against Social Group Sanctions

21 professors submitted a motion that seeks to nullify penalties for members of final clubs and Greek organizations, renewing an effort to curb administrative regulation of the groups.