Shuttered for much of the pandemic, Harvard’s House grilles — once staples of student life — are slowly making a comeback.
The Quad Grille, a late night restaurant operated by students, fully reopened Halloween weekend for the first time since its Covid-era closure in March 2020.
More than 30 undergraduates living in Cronkhite Center, a former graduate student dormitory currently serving as overflow housing, have signed onto a petition urging administrators to serve hot food within the building’s dining hall.
Most of Harvard’s popular cafés — including Barker, Bauer, Cabot, Gato Rojo, and Lamont — and House Grilles at Dunster, Eliot, Pforzheimer, Quincy, and Winthrop Houses are temporarily closed.
A new game room featuring retro arcade machines with games like Galaga, Pac-Man, and Centipede opened in Pforzheimer House on Oct. 13. “The Den” — brightened by neon lights, painted walls, and multicolored floor tiles — also houses a pinball machine and an air hockey table.
It’s late, and you’re either walking to a party (hi, freshmen!), or from a party back to your snug Quad dorm. Maybe you’re not in the most...clear-headed of states. Or maybe you just have no clue where the Quad is. How do you walk there? We’ve got your back.
The Quad Sound Studios has yet to recover any of the recording and sound equipment—totaling more than $4,000 in value—that was stolen from their studio in late March.
Harvard admins have proposed giving the groups new space in the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center, an athletic facility in the Quad.