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Amisha A. Kambath & Oksanna A. Samey
College

Two Harvard Students Named 2022 Truman Scholars

Two Harvard College students were awarded the Truman scholarship — an honor recognizing leadership, commitment to a career in public service, and academic excellence — according to a press release from last week.

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Dunster

Dunster House

Do you miss John from Annenberg already? Then you better pray that the Housing Gods put in his new house — Dunster! If you end up in Dunster, you can boast about your room’s unobstructed view of the Charles and dominance in intramurals over a meal in the beautiful dining hall, while making your engineering friends jealous that you don’t need a shuttle to get to the SEC.

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Dunster

Dunster House

Dunster Gate
College

Friends Recall Memories of Sandip Nirmel During Memorial Gathering

Dozens of Harvard students and administrators gathered to remember and honor the life of Sandip Nirmel ’21 at a memorial service in Dunster House Sunday afternoon.

College

Sandip Nirmel ‘Made Harvard Feel Like Home,’ Classmates Say

His classmates said he was most notable for his humility and cheerfulness. Nirmel could easily switch between stoic seriousness and bright optimism.

Dunster Goat Courtyard
Dunster

Dunster House Deans Axe Annual Goat Roast

Bringing an end to a decades-old Dunster House tradition, Faculty Deans Cheryl K. Chen and Sean D. Kelly canceled the main event of the House’s annual goat roast: the skinning and barbecuing of a locally sourced goat in the courtyard.

Dunster Goat Courtyard
College

Dunster Goat Courtyard

Students enjoy their lunch in Dunster Courtyard, where the annual Goat Roast is held.

Dunster Dorm Storm
House Life

Dunster Dorm Storm

Dunster residents chanted in Matthews Hall while distributing housing assignments.

Dunster Dining Hall
College

Scores Assemble for 47th Annual Dunster Messiah Sing

The floors of the Dunster House dining hall trembled Wednesday evening as more than 140 musicians from within and beyond Harvard participated in the 47th annual Dunster House Messiah Sing.

John Pomeroy
House Life

Beloved Dunster Security Guard John Pomeroy Dies at Age 74

Throughout his 14 years at Dunster, John Pomeroy was a fixture of the House. He was a jokester, a storyteller, and a true friend to all who stepped into his office.

Grille Wars
House Life

With New Winthrop Grille, Mozz Stick Market Heats Up

“If you want to add Nutella, peanut butter, and Oreos to your milkshake, go ahead. If you wanna add Nutella to your grilled cheese, possibly also go ahead.”

Grille Wars
Dunster

Grille Wars

Isabelle M. Lapuerta ‘19 flips a chicken quesadilla at Dunster Grille.

General Education Updates
College

Dunster, Mather House Faculty Deans Settle Into New Positions

​After their arrival this summer, new Faculty Deans in Dunster House and Mather House say they are delighted with their homes and are enjoying a transition to House life.

College Administration

College Mourns the Loss of Dunster Faculty Dean Ann Porter

Ann R. Porter, the Faculty Dean of Dunster House for the past 16 years, died peacefully Wednesday morning after her battle with breast cancer had accelerated unexpectedly.

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Crime

Hostage to The Past: The 1995 Murder Suicide in Dunster

Upon the discovery of Tadesse’s diary and details of the crime, Harvard University Health Services and its mental health offerings were closely scrutinized.

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