House Life


A ‘Universal Harvard Experience’: Students Seek Love and Laughter Through Datamatch

Following Datamatch’s annual re-launch last Wednesday, thousands of Harvard students began to upload photos and input their zodiac signs and Myers-Briggs personality types into the student-run online matchmaking service.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2023

In 2023, Harvard had a tumultuous year. Claudine Gay’s first semester ended amid a leadership crisis as she came under fire for her response to tensions on a campus divided by the Israel-Hamas war and faced allegations of plagiarism. Harvard’s legacy and donor preferences in admissions also faced national scrutiny following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling striking down the University’s affirmative action policy. Across campus, scandal after scandal hit parts of the University. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2023 at Harvard.


Eliot House Faculty Deans to Step Down at End of School Year

Kevin J. Madigan and Stephanie A. Paulsell will step down from their role as Eliot House faculty deans at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, citing an illness in their family in a Monday morning email announcement to House residents.


Weeks After Move-In, River House Students Express ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Direct Dorm Package Delivery

Beginning Aug. 16, Harvard temporarily hired Olympia Moving and Storage to handle the processing and delivery of packages directly to the dorms of students living in the nine houses located along the Charles River. The change has drawn mixed reviews from students, who lauded the ease of having packages delivered to their dorms but bemoaned the system’s shortcomings.


In Photos: The Paw-pular Residents of Lowell House

From mischievous kittens to energetic dogs, embark on a journey through Lowell House's diverse pet community. Welcome to the world of cuddles, purrs, and wagging tails, guaranteed to make your day a little brighter!


Looking Back and Ahead at Harvard’s LGBTQ+ Faculty Deans

With newly-appointed Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks set to become the third LGBTQ+ couple at the helm of a House, The Crimson takes a look at the LGBTQ+ couples who have held these roles.


‘Feather in Your Cap’: Radcliffe Graduates Look Back on 50 Years of Co-Ed Living

In an unofficial merger move, the Class of 1973 saw co-ed living introduced during the spring of their first year. The decision resulted in an exchange — some male students moved up to inhabit Radcliffe housing, today known as the Quad — while some female students moved down to the river Houses.


Graduating Harvard Seniors Receive Diplomas at ‘Heartwarming’ House Ceremonies

Following morning Commencement proceedings in Tercentenary Theatre, graduating seniors returned to their residential houses Thursday to receive their diplomas at small ceremonies featuring food, photographs, and abundant house pride.


Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks Named Pfoho Faculty Deans

Harvard Kennedy School professor Erica Chenoweth and their wife Zoe Marks, an HKS lecturer in public policy, will serve as the faculty deans of Pforzheimer House beginning July 1, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to house affiliates Monday.


Historic Bow & Arrow Press To Leave Harvard’s Adams House Following Renovations

For more than 45 years, the Bow & Arrow Press — a student-run letterpress studio founded in 1978 — has quietly resided in the basement of one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, Adams House, serving as a gathering place and creative venue for Harvard students and alumni.


The Pfinalists: Pforzheimer Faculty Dean Search Down to Three Pairs of Candidates

The search for the next faculty deans of Pforzheimer House is down to three pairs of candidates, Pforzheimer Resident Dean Monique A. Roy announced in an email to house affiliates Monday.


‘Just Unconditional Happiness’: Annual Harvard College Housing Day Festivities Consume Campus

Freshmen woke up early Thursday morning to the sound of rowdy upperclassmen as they marched into Harvard Yard, waving signs and singing chants in celebration of Housing Day — an annual tradition where groups of freshmen are randomly assigned into one of the College’s 12 undergraduate houses.


Harvard College Dining Revamp, New Food Options Draw Measured Praise from Students

On Feb. 15, Harvard University Dining Services debuted a revamped menu and a slew of other changes to undergraduate meal offerings, including a more diverse variety of food options, themed brunches, and customizable, deconstructed dinners.


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