City Politics

Incumbent City Council Candidates Focus on Housing Crisis, Voter Engagement in Reelection Campaigns

As 19 candidates vie for Cambridge City Council this fall, the eight incumbents running for reelection are banking on their experience and accomplishments in City Hall to rally support for another term.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

City Council Candidates Propose Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Residents at Virtual Forum

Cambridge City Council candidates discussed strategies for federal funding allocation, employment opportunities, and city-wide safety in a virtual forum Thursday evening.

Allston Housing

Allston Housing

Kingsley Street is just one of the many roads in Allston undergoing a period of gentrification, with average home prices jumping from $350,000 to $500,000 between 2011 and 2019.

Off Campus Living

Off-Campus Undergrad Population More Than Doubles This Fall

The number of undergraduates living off campus this semester doubled compared to typical years, according to data provided by the College.

Off Campus Living
Student Life

Off Campus Living

Ethan Whang ‘21-‘22, Carmen Enrique ‘21, Trevor Bishai ‘21-‘22, Herkus Gudavicius ‘21-‘22, and Rheede Erasmus ‘22 pose for a photograph at the entrance to their off-campus housing.

Adams Housing Day Video

The Making of a Housing Day Video

For more than a decade, the tradition of “Housing Day videos” expanded the festivities from Harvard Yard to YouTube, where several videos have received tens of thousands of views. This year, the videos also gave many freshmen a first glimpse at their Houses.

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Anticipating Fall Return to Campus, Students Reflect on the Impact of Off-Campus Living During Covid-19

Though during any typical year students would not hesitate to accept their spot in their House, this year students must weigh the benefits of residential House life — a hallmark of the Harvard College experience — with newfound joys they experienced living outside the Harvard bubble.

Sunset at CRLS Cambridge Street
City Politics

Missing Middle Housing Petition Seeks To Allow for More Multi-Family Housing Construction in Cambridge

A new affordable housing proposal, titled the "Missing Middle Housing Petition,” has ignited debate over the role of single-family homes in Cambridge.

Dean Claudine Gay
On Campus

FAS Dean Gay Says Harvard Planning for ‘Full Return’ in Fall 2021

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in a Friday interview that Harvard is currently planning for fall 2021 with the “overriding goal” of “charting a path to a full return for our students, our faculty, and staff.”

Housing Day

‘A Very Untraditional Circumstance’: HoCo Chairs Try To Keep Housing Day Traditions Alive, Virtually

House Committee chairs said they are working to create as normal of a Housing Day as possible this month, despite the abnormal circumstances of a virtual Housing Day for the second consecutive year amid an ongoing global pandemic.

Surprise Snow Day
Student Life

Freshmen Adjust to Spring Accommodations Amid Virtual Semester

When the College announced it would prioritize bringing upperclassmen back for the spring, some freshmen flocked to off-campus apartments while others opted to stay home.

Sustainability Building
Harvard in the City

As Harvard Development Continues, Allston Residents Worry About Neighborhood Stability, Affordability

As the University forges ahead with construction in Allston, some residents said they are worried about how the new projects — the Enterprise Research Campus and a development at 180 Western Ave. — will impact neighborhood stability and affordability.

Holden Green

Harvard University Housing Holds Rents Flat, Includes Pandemic Relief for 2021-22 Academic Year

Harvard University Housing announced last week that it will hold rents for the 2021-22 academic year flat in comparison to the cost of rent this academic year across all of HUH’s properties.

Virtual Tutor Graphic

Advising from Afar: Tutors Adapt to a Virtual Year

As the pandemic scattered Harvard students across the world this semester, resident and non-resident tutors alike have endeavored to preserve a sense of community that has long defined Harvard residential life.

Dunster House

After a Socially Distant Fall, Freshmen Will Face Blocking Process Next Semester

Despite their unusual introduction to classmates this fall, Harvard freshmen will face the process of blocking — choosing students with whom they will share an upperclassman House — this spring, administrators explained at a virtual panel Wednesday.