Virtual Housing Day

  Virtual Housing Day   BY ANNIE COLLOREDO-MANSFELD   Of the many events that have been canceled by the outbreak of COVID-19, Housing Day was one of the more depressing cancellations, especially for first-years. Many students hear of the exciting, much anticipated day before they even arrive on campus. Based on what I heard from older students, I got the sense that Housing Day is one of the few moments that one can feel a true sense of school pride and unity, and celebrate a tradition that is unique to Harvard.  Housing Day was supposed to take place on Thursday, …

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The New Universal Grading Policy: Harvard’s Necessary Shift of Focus

The New Universal Grading Policy: Harvard’s Necessary Shift of Focus An opinion on the new grading policy implemented at Harvard College   BY ARSH DHILLON   I have become a huge proponent of a universally-mandated, Emergency Satisfactory/Emergency Unsatisfactory (SEM/UEM) grading …

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What’s On Your Watchlist?

  What’s On Your Watchlist?   BY JEN EASON   I have the privilege of being quarantined with five other human beings and two felines, namely, my family. They provide madness-abating social interaction and give me someone to talk to besides myself and the walls. They also provide movie recommendations (well, the cats don’t) when we’ve decided that we can’t actually stand another evening of card games. It’s mostly my mom and my brother, who have two very different tastes. David is a self-proclaimed weeb (someone who likes anime) and tried to explain the origin of the term to me, …

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Studios and Individuals

  Studios and Individuals An interview with the professor and head TF for Drawing 1   BY MICHAEL KIELSTRA   “The day that they found out it was awful… people were in tears and confused… It’s hard for me to imagine how this is going to work.” Katarina Burin, an artist who teaches Drawing 1, is not ashamed to admit that the early move-out came as a shock to everyone. Tanner Gauvin, head TF, was “taking it day by day.” Although, in Gauvin’s words, “drawing is… more of a mobile medium” than others, Drawing 1, an AFVS studio course with …

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De-densifying of Harvard’s Campus: the International Student’s Perspective

De-densifying of Harvard’s Campus: the International Student’s Perspective Following the College’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic, international students faced unprecedented challenges in making it home in what was, for some, their last week at college.   BY MIMI TARRANT   On …

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