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A Bright Future

30 Nights: Y2Y Homeless Shelter

Y2Y, Harvard Square's only youth homeless shelter, has hosted 60 guests since its opening. While the vast majority have responded positively, the shelter's staff and volunteers acknowledge that they can only do so much to tackle the immense and intractable problem of homelessness.

Charles Eliot

The End of the Tour: Eliot and the American South

One paper in the North questioned whether Eliot had "reached the period of senility." Another suggested that his resignation could not have come soon enough.


House Life Survey Part II: Advising and Facilities

Results of a recent Crimson survey indicate that most students are generally satisfied with House resources, although they may not be involved with their residences day-to-day.


House Life Survey Part I: Housing Day and House Renewal

A recent Crimson survey indicates that students are overall satisfied with their on-campus living experiences, but perceive inequities between Harvard’s upperclassman Houses.

Yale Campus

Students Weigh In on Protests at Yale and Mizzou

In the wake of student demonstrations against racism at Yale and the University of Missouri at Columbia, dozens of Harvard undergraduates have weighed in both on social media and in person.

Fischer Touchdown

With Later Harvard-Yale Kickoff, Tailgates To Begin at 11 a.m.

​With the annual Harvard-Yale football game starting two hours later than in previous years, House Committees are preparing for a later-than-usual tailgate but expect restrictions and activities to remain the same.

Winthrop House Renewal

Architects Update Plans For Winthrop Renewal Addition

Architects in charge of the upcoming renovation of Winthrop House have tweaked their construction plans so that a five-story addition will closer resemble the rest of the Neo-Georgian residence.


Campaign Asks Students To Rethink Halloween Costumes

The campaign addresses issues of cultural stereotypes and sexual expression and consent as they relate to dressing up for Halloween, with the messages “My costume is not consent,” “My culture is not a costume,” and “My identity is not a costume.”

The Tab at Harvard Website

Students Launch Two New Online Publications

The two new outlets are called “The Tab” and “Once Daily” and look to publish regularly online, according to their editors.

Jimmy Fallon
Flyby Blog

Jimmy Fallon Injures His Hand, Again

During the late-night festivities that followed, Fallon reportedly tripped while holding a bottle of Jagermeister and cut his right hand, warranting a trip to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jimmy Fallon at Harvard

Lampoon Crowns Jimmy Fallon ‘Emperor of Comedy’

The semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine presented Jimmy Fallon with the Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor on Saturday.

flyby housing day feature photo

College Ups House Funding Through Pilot Program

The uptick in funding is another sign that administrators are trying to revitalize House life and make it more central for students.

Currier House

Starting Sunday, Currier Dining Hall Will Extend Dinner Hours

According to House Masters Richard Wrangham and Elizabeth Ross, the change is an “attempt to make easier the challenges of living in the quad.”


Black Students Share Experiences Through Photo Campaign

Several black Harvard students shared what being black meant to them in a single word for a new photo and video campaign.


College Allocates $30,000 for Freshman Outings

The Freshman Dean's Office received $30,000 to fund large-group social outings into Boston.