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Primal Scream
College

Students Streak the Stress Away in Primal Scream

Hundreds of Harvard College students let themselves — and their clothing — loose Wednesday night, streaking around Harvard Yard on the eve of the fall semester’s final exam period.

Sílvia Casacuberta Puig
Student Life

Sílvia Casacuberta Puig ’23 Named Eighth Harvard Rhodes Scholar This Year

Dunster House resident Sílvia Casacuberta Puig ’23, who hails from Barcelona, Spain, was selected as an international Rhodes Scholar last month.

Pforzheimer Front Gate
House Life

Pfarewell Pforzheimer: Faculty Deans Harrington and Durant to Step Down in 2023 After 10-Year Tenure

Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Anne Harrington ’82 and John R. Durant will step down at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year after a 10-year tenure, the pair announced in an email to house residents Monday.

Cara J. Chang ’24
College

Chang to Lead The Crimson’s 150th Guard

Cara J. Chang '24 will lead The Harvard Crimson into its sesquicentennial as the president of the newspaper’s 150th Guard, the organization announced last week. Brandon L. Kingdollar '24 will serve as managing editor and Cynthia V. Lu '24 will be the organization's business manager.

Luke T. Balstad ’25
College

Luke Balstad ’25 Remembered as ‘Incredibly Special,’ ‘Passionate,’ and ‘Kind’

Luke T. Balstad’s friends, family, and teachers remember him as a uniquely thoughtful, kind, and brilliant person who brightened the lives of those around him. He was passionate about self-care and helping others, hoped to become a doctor, and loved the outdoors.

Harvard Stadium
College

Undergrads Look Forward to First Harvard-Yale Game at Harvard Stadium in Six Years

Most Harvard students will experience The Game at Harvard Stadium for the first time on Saturday when it returns to Harvard for its 138th playing.

A turkey balances.
On Campus

Harvard Undergraduate Association Allocates $1,000 to Pilot New Turkey Mascot

A new Harvard Undergraduate Association initiative will allocate $1,000 toward piloting a turkey as Harvard’s new mascot in response to a perceived lack of school spirit.

Quincy Grille
House Life

House Grilles Reopen for Business After Pandemic Disruptions

Shuttered for much of the pandemic, Harvard’s House grilles — once staples of student life — are slowly making a comeback.

SCOTUS 6
College Life

Hoping for a Front Row Seat to History, Swarms of Students Lined Up Early Outside Supreme Court Monday

As lawyers representing Harvard, UNC, and SFFA prepared to deliver their oral arguments before the court, swarms of eager students descended on Washington this weekend for the chance to watch history unfold.

Class Day - Dean Khurana 2
College

Khurana Acknowledges ‘Unevenness’ in Undergraduate Advising

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview last week that while Harvard’s undergraduate advising system has its strengths, there is room for improved consistency and continuity in the advising experience.

Israel Trek Boycott
College

Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee Calls for Boycott of Israel Trek, Drawing Backlash from Pro-Israel Students

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee has drawn criticism from some students for urging undergraduates to boycott Harvard College Israel Trek, an annual subsidized spring break trip to Israel and the West Bank.

Annenberg Construction
College

First Major Memorial Hall Renovation Since 1995 Nears its End

The members of the class of 2026 have yet to see Annenberg’s famed interior in its full glory — in the last phase of renovation, Harvard is replacing the 148-year-old roof above the dining hall.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Event
College

Harvard Affiliates Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day with Event in Harvard Yard

More than 100 Harvard affiliates attended an Indigenous People’s Day celebration organized by Natives at Harvard College on Monday.

University Hall
College

Harvard Undergraduate Association Submits Six-Figure Funding Proposal to College Administrators

Citing inflation and larger class sizes, the Harvard Undergraduate Association met with College administrators Thursday to request $682,000 in funding for the 2023 fiscal year.

HUA Meet and Greet
Student Groups

Voting Opens for Harvard College Students on HUA Fall Referendum Items

College students will weigh in on a number of questions put forth by the Harvard Undergraduate Association this week — ranging from the expansion of hot breakfast options to a College-wide holiday for Election Day.

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