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Mather

Wigglesworth
College

Where Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Lives Today

Here are the houses, dormitories, professorships, streets, and towns that memorialize Harvard affiliates responsible for enslaving people and promoting racial discrimination.

HLOS - Mather
Mather

HLOS - Mather

Mather House, one of Harvard's 12 undergraduate Houses, opened in 1970.

Amisha A. Kambath & Oksanna A. Samey
College

Two Harvard Students Named 2022 Truman Scholars

Two Harvard College students were awarded the Truman scholarship — an honor recognizing leadership, commitment to a career in public service, and academic excellence — according to a press release from last week.

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Mather

Mather House

When Alicia Keys sang “concrete jungles where dreams are made of”, she was very clearly thinking of Mather. This house comes with a practical concrete exterior, guaranteed singles, and every amenity you could dream of. Wake up in the solitude and privacy of your own room, look out your window at the beautiful Charles River, and walk a few minutes to the Yard just in time for class.

HUPD Substation
Mather

HUPD Substation

The Harvard University Police Department operates a substation at Mather House.

HUPD Substation
College

Harvard Police Department to Close Mather Substation Following Student, Faculty Complaints

The Harvard University Police Department is set to close its Mather House substation following years of outcry from students and faculty.

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.”

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.

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