Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service Expands to Claremont Colleges and Columbia

Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service, a legal aid program run by undergraduate volunteers, expanded its organization to Columbia University and the five Claremont Colleges this semester.

Undergraduates Begin Training and Fundraising for Boston Marathon in April

A handful of undergraduates are in training to run Boston Marathon in April, with five running on behalf of Harvard College Marathon Challenge to raise money for PBHA.

Student Group for Deaf Awareness Begins Recruiting New Members

The Deaf Awareness Coalition, a student group dedicated to raising awareness about Deaf culture, accessibility, and American Sign Language, has started recruiting members for its fall class of volunteers.

PBHA Volunteers Phone Mass. State Reps. in Support of Covid-19 Housing Equity Bill

Students in the Phillips Brooks House Association phoned Massachusetts state representatives at a Tuesday event held by the group in support of a Covid-19 housing equity bill making its way through the state legislature.

Tarana Burke Zoom

Activist and founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke received the 14th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award and spoke in a fireside chat with the Phillips Brooks House Association Friday.

#MeToo Founder Tarana J. Burke Accepts Harvard’s PBHA “Call of Service” Award

Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association awarded activist Tarana J. Burke with the 14th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award in a webinar Friday.

PBHA Boston-Based Summer Urban Program Convenes Virtually

Phillips Brooks House Association’s Summer Urban Program will begin virtually this Monday for roughly 550 young Boston and Cambridge students.

Harvard College Moves 2020 Summer Programs Online

Harvard College’s 2020 summer programming will be held entirely online due to the coronavirus crisis, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in an email to undergraduates Monday afternoon.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Closes for the Season

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter announced it was closing for the rest of the season on Sunday morning, stopping daily lotteries for beds and halting in-person services amid challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jewish Coalition for Peace

The Harvard Jewish Coalition for Peace, which will hold its first meeting in the PBH Building, is a new anti-Zionist Jewish organization focusing on Palestinian solidarity work, fighting anti-Semitism through solidarity, and engaging with the history of radical Jews.


The Graduate Student Union begins its strike today, Dec. 3., after no final agreement was reached with University officials on a new contract.

PBHA Lecture

Cristina Jiménez speaks during the Robert Coles "Call of Service" Lecture Friday evening at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church.

Reuben, Lovett to Serve As Phillips Brooks House Director, Public Service Dean

Reuben and Lovett’s dual appointments mark the end of a more than yearlong vacancy left by former Dean of Public Service Gene A. Corbin’s departure in May 2018.

PBHA Summer Employees Face Delayed Stipends

The Phillips Brooks House Association has delayed payment of stipends to roughly 50 summer program employees, which has presented difficulties for students across the organization’s programs, according to several student employees.


Phillips Brooks House stands in the northwest corner of Harvard Yard and houses several College public service programs. Administrators are currently searching for a new Faculty Director to head the organization.

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