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Diwali
College

Harvard Dharma Hosts Annual Diwali Celebration

Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu students’ association, hosted a prayer service and home-cooked dinner on Saturday evening in celebration of Diwali, the five-day festival of lights celebrated throughout South Asia.

Soltan Bryce
City Politics

Mather House Tutor To Serve on Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission

Soltan A. Bryce, a tutor in Mather House, will serve on the City of Cambridge’s LGBTQ+ Commission after being appointed to the position by City Manager Louis A. DePasquale on Feb. 1.

Mather Entrance
College

Harvard Dismisses Three Students from Dorms After September Indoor Party

Harvard sent home three freshmen living in Mather House last weekend after finding that they hosted a party in the house with at least three other guests last month, according to five freshmen on campus with knowledge of the matter.

Mather Courtyard
College

Harvard Affiliates Petition to Rename Mather House Due to Slaveholding Namesake

Four Mather House students crafted a petition arguing that the House should no longer bear the namesake of former Harvard president and slave owner Increase Mather.

MASC David Jud 2
Mather

MASC David Jud 2

David Jud is a resident tutor at Mather House. Together with Harvard chaplain Adam L. Dyer, he founded “The Masc”, the first organization on campus created to discuss and address questions about masculinity.

MASC David Jud
Mather

MASC David Jud

Jud says that his goal is to provide a space to “share stories” and allow everyone's experiences to exist.

Mather Courtyard
College

Mather Pilots App Designed to Connect House Residents

Meet Mather, an app designed to connect Mather House residents, launched this past week in conjunction with several house-wide events to celebrate the app’s release.

Alan Hark in Action
College

A Lathe Night Turning Wood in Mather Basement

“Whenever trees come down around campus, I try to be the first one there,” Smith says. “People text me when they hear chainsaws.”

Alan Hark's Hands
On Campus

Alan Hark's Hands

Alan Hark uses his hands to sand the outside of one of his students' wooden bowls, made of Black Cherry, as it spins on the lathe.

Alan Hark in Action
On Campus

Alan Hark in Action

Alan Hark uses a bevel-rubbing push cut to shape a student's Bigleaf maple bowl.

Wood Shavings Fly
On Campus

Wood Shavings Fly

Wood shavings fly in the air as Jack B. Smith '19 hollows out the inside of his wooden bowl.

University Hall
College

Federal Complaint Alleges Harvard’s Decision to Place Former Student on Leave Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

Harvard currently faces a complaint filed with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleging the College’s 2018 decision to place former student Ty Pelton-Byce ’20 on a mandatory leave of absence constituted disability-based discrimination.

International AIDS Conference 1990
Scrutiny

United in Anger

Students remember their support network as a collection of individual people and places at Harvard — a makeshift community of clubs, specific houses, professors, and proctors — rather than a cohesive institutional effort.

Mather House
College

Mather House

The tip of Mather looms over Harvard campus at dusk.

Mather House
House Life

Mather House Committee Faces Backlash Over Shirt Design

A Housing Day t-shirt design parodying Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 album, “Damn,” has angered some Mather House residents, who say the design was racist.

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