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Natalie K Bandura

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‘Treat It Like a Lottery’: Interhouse Transfer Application Decisions Released

In the first round of fall interhouse transfer, 142 students applied, according to a spokesperson for the Housing Office.

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‘I’m So Blessed’: Freshmen Recount Housing Day, Revamped River Run

Despite accidentally breaking the laptop of a Lowell upperclassman during a River Run party the night before Housing Day, freshman Matthew M. Vu ’27 felt “blessed” on Thursday morning as he and his blockmates celebrated with dorm-storming Lowellians donning whistles, pompoms, beads, and bells.

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What’s the Move? Navigating Harvard’s Lackluster Social Scene

In interviews with The Crimson, student group leaders, two top College administrators, and dozens of undergraduates tackled a difficult question: where is Harvard’s sense of fun?

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‘A Quick Scroll’: Datamatch Results Bring Free Food and Friendship

The morning of Valentine’s Day, 4,120 Harvard students woke up to a list of up to ten compatible profiles on Datamatch.

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Despite Rumors, Freshmen Swipe Access to Remain Restricted for River Run

Swipe access will remain unchanged for freshmen during “River Run” even as the First Year Experience and First Year Social Committee Offices will provide food trucks, a snack bar, and games at the Malkin Athletic Center to mark the informal college tradition.

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‘Snow’ Big Deal: Students Disappointed by Underwhelming Snowstorm

Despite forecasts predicting up to 12 inches of snow throughout Tuesday, Harvard students shared a sense of disappointment after waking up to a snowless campus.

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House Life

A ‘Universal Harvard Experience’: Students Seek Love and Laughter Through Datamatch

Following Datamatch’s annual re-launch last Wednesday, thousands of Harvard students began to upload photos and input their zodiac signs and Myers-Briggs personality types into the student-run online matchmaking service.

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‘Through the Back Door’: Unrecognized Student Groups Meet Amid Club Freeze

In the wake of Harvard’s year-long pause on recognition of student organizations, undergraduates expressed frustration at having to start new clubs “through the back door.”

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Harvard Heating Issues Snowball as Students Complain of Cold Dorms

As temperatures dropped to the teens when Harvard College students moved in earlier this week, heating systems across several undergraduate dorms and Houses faced difficulties.

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Student Life

‘The Sky is Not the Limit’: Air Force-Bound Harvard Student Competes for Miss America Crown

Madison I.R. Marsh was crowned Miss Colorado in May 2023, earning her a spot in the national Miss America pageant. Fifty other contestants — hailing from each U.S. state and Washington, D.C. — will join her to compete for the Miss America crown on Sunday.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Claudine Gay Has Resigned. What Comes Next?

Just over six months after inaugurating its 30th president, Harvard must once again search for a new leader.

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House Life

Mary Quinlan, Longtime HUDS Worker, Remembered as the ‘Very Heart’ of Cabot House

Mary A. Quinlan, a Harvard University Dining Services employee for nearly two decades, found a group of adoring students and colleagues at Cabot House. Quinlan died on Dec. 24 at age 78.

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Clubs Saw Roughly 67% Cut to Maximum Eligible Funding Requests in HUA’s Fall Funding Disbursement

Student organizations at Harvard College saw a median funding cut of more than 67 percent of their eligible semesterly requests, according to the Harvard Undergraduate Association’s 2023-24 Club Funding Report.

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‘Really Annoying’ or ‘Administratively Necessary’? Harvard Students Give Mixed Reviews of Previous-Term Course Registration

Harvard undergraduate course registration opened for the spring semester last week— more than two months earlier than in years past — and drew mixed reviews from students.

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Harvard Undergraduate Association Proposes Two Constitutional Amendments in Fall Referendum

The Harvard Undergraduate Association’s annual fall referendum, which opened for voting on Monday, proposes two constitutional amendments around funding requests and extending officers’ terms.