Everywhere you look around Harvard, signs of construction greet you. It's time to say "out with the old, and in with the new," as Quincy House renovates Old Quincy and moves some of its students to Dewolfe and apartment buildings. FM decided to check out swing housing in Hampden Hall and see how the apartments compare to normal dorms.
Sporting bright yellow foam construction hats stamped with a penguin, residents of Quincy House marked Harvard’s symbolic transition from planning to the implementation stage of the College-wide House renovation project at Old Quincy’s groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday evening.
Harvard hopes to publicly launch its University-wide capital campaign in 2013. The campaign will likely aim to raise at least $6 billion, according to senior administrators and people with knowledge of the situation, which would likely make it the largest capital campaign ever run by an institution of higher education.
The College will purchase common room furniture with which to furnish all Quincy House suites next fall in order to alleviate the need for summer storage space when the renovation of Old Quincy begins this June, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith announced Tuesday in a statement on the FAS website.