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Ignacio Sabate

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Lassonde to Depart Mather in June, Unsure of What Lies Ahead

Former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde will move out of Mather House at the end of this June, unsure of what lies ahead after stepping down from his administrative post in the middle of this year.

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College Administration

Harvard’s Social Experiment

Harvard has aimed to bolster undergraduate social life, but some people said the University has gone too far

College Dean Rakesh Khurana

A Social Dean

As Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana cracks down on final clubs and tries to bolster House life, he is trying to cast his administration as one focused on academics.


Khurana Appoints Sweeney and Barrett Currier Faculty Deans

Latanya A. Sweeney, a professor of government and technology in residence, and Sylvia I. Barrett, a lawyer, will take over as Currier’s two new Faculty Deans beginning next academic year.

Humanities Division

Daniel Aaron, Pioneer in American Studies, Dies at 103

Daniel Aaron, a professor at Harvard and an academic who helped develop the field of American Studies, died Saturday at Mt. Auburn Hospital at the age of 103 because of pneumonia complications.

Obama Comes to Boston
Flyby Blog

Malia Obama Can't Get Enough of Harvard

After touring campus last spring, then visiting again last semester, Malia will start at Harvard College starting in 2017.


Yale Decides to Keep Calhoun Name Despite Activism

A wave of student protest failed to persuade Yale University to remove the name of former U.S. Vice President and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a residential college named after him.

Mumps Timeline (As of 4.25.16)

Mumps Count Rises to 40, Concerning HUHS Director

Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira said he was “more concerned now” about the spread of mumps on campus than at any other point during the outbreak.

Construction Continues
Student Life

Law School's Pound Hall Will Host Urgent Care Center

Given ongoing construction to the Smith Campus Center that will include work in the evenings and on weekends, Harvard University Health Services will temporarily relocate its after hours urgent care services to the Law School’s Pound Hall.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall

Khurana Criticizes Final Club Media Spotlight

Last week, Khurana, who has for the most part remained silent about the national media attention, broadly criticized popular media outlets’​ coverage of final clubs.

“House Master” Title Change

Mather House Examines Namesake's Past

Mather House residents have begun a process to investigate the controversial past of their House’s namesake.

In Preparation

Search for New Dean of Student Life Underway

After the unexpected resignation of former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde only days before the beginning of the spring semester, a committee is now actively searching for his replacement.


Global Media Jumps on Porcellian Club Controversy

​When a leader from Harvard’s most reclusive final club spoke out publicly for the first time in decades, reporters across the globe jumped on the story.

Sex Toys at Sex Week

Stop Being Gross, Pfoho

​Good news! Pforzheimer students are using condoms! Bad news! Some disgusting pig thinks it’s funny to tie their used condoms to a tree and make Building Manager clean them up.


Divest Protesters Released, Likely to Settle Case

Four members of the student activist group Divest Harvard were arraigned and charged with trespassing after staging a sit-in in the lobby of the Boston Federal Reserve, home to the offices of the Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard’s $37.6 billion endowment.