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Vivi E. Lu

Crimson staff writer Vivi E. Lu can be reached at vivi.lu@thecrimson.com.

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Advising
College

Does Harvard’s Advising System Work?

Harvard lauds its advising system as “the key" to ensuring students can fully explore the school's curricular and co-curricular opportunities. But some students and advisers are less convinced of its merits.

Harvard Yard
College

Queer Students Hold ‘Dissenting’ Display During Harvard College Faith and Action Event

Donning rainbow colors, a group of LGBTQ+ undergraduates attended a Friday evening Harvard College Faith and Action event to counter a message portrayed by the speaker that many of them deemed homophobic.

Athena Q. Ye ’23 & Chibuike K. “Chibby” Uwakwe ’23
College

Fourteen Seniors Selected as Class of 2023 Marshals

Fourteen seniors were announced Thursday as senior class marshals for the Class of 2023.

Winthrop Gates
Student Life

‘Not What I Expected from Harvard’: Summer Research Interns Say Record Heat and Poor Communication Tarnished Experience

Faced with record-breaking heat and no air conditioning, some students on Harvard’s campus for the summer reported adverse living conditions and minimal support from program administrators.

Leverett House McKinlock Hall
College

Khurana Maintains Importance of College’s House System Amid Leverett Deans’ Early Departure

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana declined to comment on the early exit of Leverett House’s former faculty deans but affirmed the importance of Harvard’s house system in a Monday interview.

Khurana
Central Administration

Khurana Praises Bacow’s Time as Harvard President

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana praised the tenure of University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who is set to step down in June, and called Bacow a “great friend of Harvard College."

Lowell House
College

Harvard Student Body President Draws Criticism for Defending Previously Sanctioned Campus Christian Group

Harvard Undergraduate Association co-president LyLena D. Estabine ’24 has drawn criticism from some students for her public defense of Harvard College Faith and Action, a Christian campus group that was previously sanctioned for pushing out a leader who was in a same-sex relationship.

Crimson Jam Regular Article 3
College

Social House Brings 'Magic' to the Yard at First In-Person Crimson Jam in 3 Years

Hundreds of students flocked to Harvard Yard Friday to see musical duo Social House grace the stage at the College’s first in-person Crimson Jam in three years.

El Jefe's New Location
Student Life

Students Mourn, Celebrate Relocated El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square

It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.

Leverett House - McKinlock Hall
College

‘Long Overdue’: Leverett Affiliates Say Former Faculty Deans’ Early Departure is Years in the Making

In June, Leverett House’s faculty deans stepped down from their posts — a year before the end of their term. For some affiliates who allege a pattern of mismanagement and a loss of house culture, their departure is "long overdue."

Convocation Class Picture
Student Groups

Bacow, Khurana Call on Harvard Freshmen to Seek Truth at Convocation

Hundreds of freshmen crowded into Tercentenary Theatre for the College’s annual Convocation, which featured an address by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a protest by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

Quad Bikes Outside
House Life

After Covid-19 Closure, Quad Bikes to Reopen in Fall Following Student-Led Effort

Harvard undergraduates are set to reopen Quad Bikes, a bicycle repair shop nested in the basement of Cabot House, after a roughly two-year closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BiggerBed Mattress Topper U-Haul Fire
College

Harvard Dorm Mattress Toppers Burn in Fiery Explosion on Mass. Pike

Nearly 200 mattress toppers rented by Harvard undergraduates met an untimely end after the U-Haul transporting them to campus erupted in flames on the side of the Massachusetts Turnpike Monday afternoon.

The Crimson Building
College

The Harvard Crimson to Shift to Weekly Print Publication Starting This Fall

The Harvard Crimson will shift to publishing a weekly print edition this fall in a historic move toward a “digital-first” future, the newspaper announced Thursday.

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Cambridge

43rd Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival Draws Thousands to Charles River For First Time in Two Years

Thousands of Cambridge residents, tourists, and volunteers convened at Boston’s 43rd annual Dragon Boat Festival Sunday to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday through vibrant festivities and boat racing on the Charles River.

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