College Life


Harvard Covid-19

Harvard’s campus has undergone a series of radical transformations over the course of the pandemic.


Tasty Basty

Without the Mather JCR and shut out from the Spee, freshmen have flocked to off-campus spaces, like the Tasty Burger basement — affectionately known as “Tasty Basty."


Adams House Installed — Then Removed — an $8,900 Covid-19 Air Disinfection System

In July, administrators in Adams House installed a set of air disinfection systems devices that appeared to be a part of the solution to preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the house. But the devices lasted just a few weeks.


Student Activism Groups Join Forces to Stage Rally on First Day of Visitas

Organizers from nine campus activist groups joined forces and rallied “for justice” in Harvard Yard on Sunday, the first day of Visitas, chanting about hot-button issues from ethnic studies to prison divestment.


Final Clubs, the UC, and Swae Lee: Undergrads Make Fun of Harvard Culture on Sidechat

What do final clubs, the Undergraduate Council, and Yardfest performer Swae Lee have in common? All are popular subjects of memes on Sidechat, a new social media app that has swept Harvard’s campus since its launch in late March.


Dean of Students Office Affirms Support for Newly-Adopted Student Government, Continuity of Club Funding

Harvard College Dean Students Katherine G. O’Dair affirmed her office’s support for the newly-ratified Harvard Undergraduate Association in an interview Wednesday — one week after students voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the 40-year-old Undergraduate Council in favor of the new student government.


In Photos: Yardfest Returns to Harvard

Yardfest returned to Harvard Sunday as rapper Swae Lee headlined a concert before a raucous crowd of students who brought back to life the College’s annual spring concert, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.


Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 25 Harvard Juniors

Twenty-five juniors at Harvard College learned of their induction into the Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, through an email from the Office of Undergraduate Education on March 28.


Harvard Ends Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, Closing Off a Path to Teaching for College Students

The Harvard Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, which provided College students with teaching credentials prior to graduation, was recently ended as part of an effort to direct students interested in teaching to the Graduate School of Education’s new Teaching and Teacher Leadership master’s program.


Pusey Minister Matthew Potts Reflects on Past Year and Looks Forward to New Initiatives

As his first year as Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church draws to a close, Matthew Ichihashi Potts — who also serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School — reflected on his time as minister in an interview with The Crimson last week.


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