House Life


College Approves Kirkland House Shield Change

The College granted Kirkland House preliminary approval to change its shield, capping a years-long effort by students and House affiliates to redesign the emblem due to its resemblance to the Confederate flag.


Kirkland Shield Change

The Kirkland Shield, thought by students to resemble the Confederate Flag, will be officially changed.


Khurana Discusses Value of Appointing Tenured Professors to Faculty Dean Posts

As Harvard College searches for five new pairs of faculty deans in the upperclassmen houses, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana spoke about the value of having tenured faculty fill those posts in an interview Tuesday.


Mather Courtyard

Two people walk through the Mather courtyard on Wednesday afternoon.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2019

Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful year at Harvard. Students pushed for change via protests, whether they called for an ethnic studies program or for divestment. Outside news touched campus, too, as University affiliates examined Harvard's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined the past twelve months on campus.


Cabot, Kirkland House Faculty Deans to Step Down

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana and Stephanie R. Khurana — who currently serve as faculty deans of Cabot House — will step down from their post in the House at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, the pair wrote in an email to house residents Monday afternoon.


Over Weekend, Crimson Cash Goes Down Across Campus

As Harvard students sought to use laundry and vending machines across campus this past weekend, they were met with a surprise: Crimson Cash use was disabled.


Leaves Outside Quincy House Catch Fire

Leaves on a ventilation grate outside of Quincy House’s New Residence Hall caught fire Monday afternoon, sending plumes of smoke into the air and triggering a multi-engine response from the Cambridge Fire Department.


Mold Plagues ‘Virtually All Buildings,’ Dean Says After Dunster Mold Outbreak

Harvard administrators relocated several Dunster House affiliates into temporary accommodations after discovering an outbreak of mold in September, according to several affected students.


Leverett Staff Make Plans to Open New Game Room

Robert Roessler and Raymond S. Deluca, tutors in Leverett, put together a proposal for a new recreation room over the summer at the request of Faculty Deans Brian D. Farrell and Irina P. Ferreras.


Pforzheimer Den Opens With Pac-Man, Pinball, and Neon

A new game room featuring retro arcade machines with games like Galaga, Pac-Man, and Centipede opened in Pforzheimer House on Oct. 13. “The Den” — brightened by neon lights, painted walls, and multicolored floor tiles — also houses a pinball machine and an air hockey table.


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