What Do You Need a Kitchen For?

BY MEGHAN BROOKS In praise of cracks and missing floor tiles. I am going to admit right off the bat that I have no legitimate cause for complaint with regard to Dunster’s swing housing, most obviously because I am a senior whose post-grad apartment will likely be half the size and twice the price of any swing housing Harvard has to offer. The buildings currently in use for Leverett — Fairfax, Ridgely, and Hampden —are lovely, with hardwood floors, ensuite kitchenettes, clean white walls, and none of the pest problems that plague the older river Houses. And, as Friday’s tour …






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Fit for a King

New housing makes Dunster swing prime real estate for next year. On Friday, February 14, 2014, Dunster House tore out the hearts of the sophomores that will be living in their loving Moose community next year. It is common knowledge that Harvard’s oldest upper-classman house is undergoing renovations next year — something that many acknowledge is necessary for the rickety old building that’s insides look more outdated than the Harvard Hall classrooms that still have desks for those from the 17th century. The prospect of swing housing is incredibly alluring for a Dunsterite. With a very small amount of great …






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Bizarre Bacchanalian Rites Afoot?

The Dunster Goat Roast is a pretty strange tradition, screaming medieval more than 21st-century liberal institute of higher learning. Turns out, the Goat Roast is as puzzling to the public as it is to me. I received the following e-mail from Dunster’s HoCo Saturday morning: This morning a woman was walking along Memorial Drive and saw the goat carcass in our courtyard. Later she saw two sheep heads displayed in front of Eliot House, and called the Cambridge Police. Your Dunster House Committee is in no way involved in this latter incident, but we are obviously still concerned for our …






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