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Junina Furigay

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Quincy Storm

Freshmen Inducted into Upperclassmen Houses in Annual Housing Day Tradition

​On Thursday at 8:30 a.m., doors of University Hall burst open with elated House Committee chairs waving envelopes containing this year’s House assignments, inducting freshmen into the 12 upperclassmen residences.

New CVS Store Open

Replacing Cash Stipend, College to Provide Spring Break Food Grants in Crimson Cash

​While all of Harvard’s dining halls will shutter during spring break, certain students on high financial aid staying on campus will receive Crimson Cash stipends from the College.

Dunster House

Dunster Faculty Deans to Step Down in June

Roger B. Porter and Ann R. Porter announced on Monday that they will leave Dunster House in June after 16 years as its Faculty Deans.

Lowell Renovation
House Life

Lowell House Renovation Designs Include New Common Spaces

New architectural renderings of Lowell House released by the University on Wednesday offer a glimpse of plans for the House’s renovation.

Queen's Head Pub

Committee Considers Cambridge Queen's Head Improvements

The Committee on Student Life discussed potentially renovating the Queen’s Head to make the pub more enticing to undergraduates at its meeting last week.

Lucy Liu at Kirkland

Viola Davis Selected as Harvard Foundation's Artist of the Year

Viola Davis, a two-time Emmy and Tony-winning actress, was named the 2017 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations on Friday afternoon.

Parties in Freshmen Common Rooms

New Policy Allows Freshmen to Reserve Common Rooms for Private Events

​A new policy will allow first-year students to reserve freshman dorm common rooms for private events, continuing a College-wide push to re-center social life in residential spaces.

Dunster House

Winthrop, Dunster, Dudley Begin Searches for New Resident Deans

Two upperclassmen residential Houses—Dunster and Winthrop—as well as the non-residential Dudley House are searching for new resident deans this spring.

Year in Review - Extra: Activity Fair

Office of Student Life Will Not Approve New Clubs This Semester

The Office of Student Life will not accept applications for any new student groups this semester and may revise the approval process for groups seeking official recognition.

Winthrop In Progress

Winthrop House Renovation Will Be Completed By August

Renovations to Winthrop House—including the five-story Beren Hall addition—will be completed ahead of schedule, enabling all residents to move back to the House in August 2017.

Woman of the Year
Student Groups

Octavia Spencer Honored as Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Accompanied by Pudding cast members in drag, Spencer was honored with a parade through the Square and a roast in Farkas Hall.


New OSL Fund to Support 'Inclusive' Social Events

A fund established by the Office of Student Life will support events that multiple student groups organize together, offering grants of up to $3,000 for undergraduate organizations to host “inclusive” campus-wide social events.


Ryan Reynolds Named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Man of the Year

​Ryan Reynolds, a producer and Golden Globe-nominated actor known for his roles in many box office hits, will be the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2017 Man of the Year.


Chance the Rapper to Headline Boston Calling at Harvard Facilities

​Harvard’s athletic facilities will host Chance the Rapper, Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, and dozens of other artists at this year’s Boston Calling music festival from May 26 to 28, its organizers announced Thursday.

Blue Bottle Coffee Site

Blue Bottle Coffee Brings ‘Another Bougie Addition’ to Harvard Square

If students were concerned about the limited number of upscale cafes near Harvard, then Blue Bottle’s impending move to 40 Bow St. should come as welcome news.