The annual event has its roots in a gesture of solidarity with a gay member of Adams House who was harassed by another student at the College.
Heeding students' calls, the College installed menstrual product dispensers in each upperclassman House and freshman yard over the summer.
Dean for Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser and Economics Professor David I. Laibson ’88 will serve as the next faculty deans of Lowell House beginning next academic year, Lowell’s current faculty deans announced in an email to House affiliates Thursday.
Beginning next year, one entryway in Adams House will be focused specifically on student wellness.
Residents and soon-to-be residents in Quincy, Dunster, Winthrop, Mather, and Leverett Houses who are eligible for the Student Events Fund will be eligible for the $35 subsidy.
Certain historic features like the pool theater and the former suite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be preserved when Adams House undergoes renovations, starting in spring 2019.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said administrators are merging the two offices to “integrate and strengthen the four-year residential experience.”
Quincy House and College staffers are launching a search for a new resident dean, according to Dean of Student Katherine G. O’Dair.
Eck and Austin’s decision to step down comes after 20 years as Lowell faculty deans. A committee will choose new faculty deans before the start of the next academic year.