As part of the traditional daylong May Day celebration, a poetry reading by the Lowell House Poemical Society took place May 1 at Lowell House, with festivities also featuring an early morning waltz on the Weeks Bridge, a bacchanal, and a recital with the historic Lowell House bells.
The Lowell House bells have been a staple at Harvard since 1930.
After college, Joshua Wortzel plans to build upon his Harvard research that focused on tissue regeneration. He hopes to work in translational medicine, helping to create drugs that might augment patients’ lives.
Actors Matt Damon and John Lithgow met at Sanders Theatre on Thursday for a spirited conversation that kicked off Harvard’s annual Arts First celebration.
For Harvard’s unusually tight-knit group of faculty, student, and staff runners, the Boston Marathon was meant to be the culmination of months of teamwork and training. After Monday’s bombings, the running community pulled together for a different reason.
Members of the Harvard community gathered Sunday to salute the University’s war dead for Veterans Day, an event accompanied by the official institution service for Jonathan Walton, the Memorial Church’s new Pusey Minister and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals.
Lowell House residents like to de-stress in their free time by doing yoga.
Harvard’s distinctive House system, a baker’s dozen of smaller communities, nurtures undergrads to find their passions, and themselves.
Rising sophomores are connecting with each other, their new House, and the community this spring through Harvard College Serves (HCS). Launched this year by the College Events Board, HCS joins incoming freshmen with House public service student representatives and public service tutors for volunteer projects at area nonprofits.
Freshmen, who spend their first year on campus in dormitories in Harvard Yard, were each sorted into one of Harvard’s 12 upperclass Houses today.
The Lowell House Speeches, initiated last year by resident tutor Sandy Alexander, are an opportunity for students to practice public discourse, while at the same time giving housemates a more personal glimpse into the lives of people they may recognize only in passing.
Across campus, students participated in a series of arts intensives during January’s Wintersession that let them tap their creative talents.
With the holidays nigh, Lowell House residents celebrated with the Yule Dinner, where they observed some pagan traditions such as "bringing greens into homes at midwinter, kindling lights and fires at the darkest time of year, and feasting at table with loved ones," according to House Master Diana Eck.
Lowell House is full of history, and at a recent High Table dinner, former residents of the House mingled with current residents for a night of eat, drink, and entertainment.
Harvard writers and photographers ventured to all corners of the campus and captured the University's 375th anniversary celebration.
On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Harvard students, faculty, and staff joined in remembering that tragic day. At the start of the day was an early-morning memorial run; at the end of the day were candlelight vigils that lit up the dark. In between came music, dance, and centering discussion.
After weeks of rain and cold, Harvard ended the 2010-11 year on a postcard-perfect day of azure skies and warming breezes. Most of the focus was on the speeches and rituals of Tercentenary Theatre, of course. But all across Harvard Yard, where graduating students, faculty, families, and friends gathered, there were thousands of magical moments as well.
For 23 years, they have rung out across Cambridge in Harvard's honor, marking the conclusion of Morning Exercises.
The Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, will induct 24 juniors at a formal ceremony at Leverett House on April 25.
Harvard seniors Kenzie Bok and Jonathan Warsh have received prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which will allow them to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom at the universities of their choice.
Forty-eight seniors were recently elected to the Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts.
A portrait of Chester Middlebrook Pierce ’48, M.D. ’52, was the latest to be unveiled in the Harvard Foundation’s Portraiture Project.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 11, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Angeliki E. Laiou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History, was placed upon the records. Laiou was known for her path-breaking research in Mediterranean economic and women’s history.
James Houghton, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, is stepping down from his post at the end of June. He reflected on his long Harvard association during an interview.
The new Harvard Community Garden, dedicated Sunday, is expected to inspire lessons in sustainability, community, and academic collaboration.
For almost three-quarters of a century, the Lowell House Opera has given the Harvard community, and the community at large, something to sing about.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on November 18, 2008, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Zeph Stewart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Stewart was an effective and beloved teacher.
This past May, the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) selected two rising seniors to receive the David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholarships for their senior year (2008-09). The criteria for the awards reflect the traits valued and embodied by the late David and Mimi Aloian — thoughtful leadership that makes the College an exciting place in which to live and study, and special contributions to the quality of life in the Houses.
On Sunday (Aug. 24), anyone near Harvard Square will hear the new bells in Lowell House ring out in concert for the first time.
In a succession of brief ceremonies outside Lowell House this week (July 8), Harvard University officially returned to authorities of the Russian Orthodox Church the last of a set of monastery bells saved from a Stalinist-era scrap heap.
The saga of the Lowell House bells, scheduled to return to Russia this summer after 78 years at Harvard, was the subject of a festival and symposium Sunday and Monday (June 1-2) at Lowell House and the Barker Center.
Distinguished American classicist Zeph Stewart, who was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Harvard University, passed away at his home in Watertown, Mass., on Dec. 1 at 86.
Megan Galbreth, a senior in Lowell House, has been named a 2008 Marshall Scholar. The award entitles Galbreth to two years of study at Oxford University, where she will pursue an M.Phil. in English Language and Literature.
Nearly 80 years after they were rescued by plumbing magnate Charles R. Crane, the Lowell House bells are returning to their original home in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow.
The Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) held its sixth annual Public Service Celebration on May 7 in the masters’ residence of Lowell House. A capacity crowd of 240, including PBHA public service leaders and volunteers, Harvard faculty and staff, and invited guests, attended the ceremony. The keynote address — traditionally comprising the reflections of three seniors — was presented by Chimaobi Amutah, Rabia Mir, and Aidan Madigan-Curtis.
Mason Hammond was born in Boston on February 14, 1903, the son of Samuel Hammond, Class of 1881, and Grace Learoyd, and died in Cambridge on October 13, 2002, four months short of his one hundredth birthday.
Franklin L. Ford served as a major participant in this Faculty's business throughout his career, as Assistant and Associate Professor, Allston Burr Senior Tutor of Lowell House, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History, and as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from fall l962 through spring 1970.