Faculty to Vote on Overhauling Alcohol Policy in Student Handbook

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will review proposed updates to the College Student Handbook — including an overhaul of the College’s policies on drug and alcohol use — and decide the fate of “shopping week” at its last meeting of the semester Tuesday.

AODS Launches ‘Substance Literacy Project’ to Increase Student Awareness and Knowledge

Administrators from the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services have launched a campaign to raise awareness around drugs and alcohol on Harvard’s campus through Instagram and Facebook posts and signs around campus.

Harvard College Reviewing Amnesty Policy, Khurana Says

The College is reviewing its “amnesty policy” in response to a fall report on the April 2018 forcible arrest of a black undergraduate, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Friday.

Beloved Corner Store Louie’s Up for Sale

Louie’s Superette, a convenience store that often sells beer and wine to Harvard students and affiliates, may soon be leaving Harvard’s campus after owner Cheng-San Chen announced he will sell the property.

‘Bring Back with Them Bottled Goods’: A History of Prohibition at Harvard

Prohibition failed to prevent alcohol consumption on Harvard’s campus. In fact, the private possession and consumption of these beverages remained legal under the 18th Amendment, so alcohol continued to flow freely behind closed doors at Harvard.

Alcohol Office Ends Free Water Bottle and Screening Event

The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services is discontinuing its annual National Alcohol Screening Day, an event intended to evaluate students’ drinking habits made popular by its distribution of free CamelBak water bottles.

DAPA Grants Ice Cream

Drug Alcohol Peer Advisors Dann B. Stevens ‘19 and Eleni M. Kovatsis ‘17 educate students about alcohol drinking limits while handing out ice cream Tuesday night in Quincy House.

A Light in Our Darkest Hour: Ten Percent off Purchases at C'est Bon

But like a ray of sunshine in our dark & rainy day, a hero comes in to make our day just a little brighter. And the hero of this tale is C’est Bon, which is valiantly offering 10 percent off purchases if you show your student ID.

Andrew 'n' Ben Do An Outdoor Bar Round-Up

We at “Ben and Andrew” are eternally grateful for the enormous outpouring of support we’ve received since we started writing our hit column, “Ben and Andrew,” last spring. Unfortunately, due to creative differences, “Ben and Andrew” has decided to dissolve. Luckily, we’re releasing a brand new column, “Andrew ‘n’ Ben”, that we think you’re going to love. We encourage you to follow along, and as always, to revisit your favorite “Ben and Andrews” from the archives.

Battle of the Squares: Central Square

“Imma let you finish, but Central Square is the greatest square of all time,” Kanye West once said. Okay, that's not exactly what he said, but the point is that Central Square is seriously cool and deserves to be called one of the greatest Squares of Cambridge.

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Tequila, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A Drink to the Revolution: People's Republik

Nestled on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Lee St., People’s Republik, a Russian Communist-themed bar, has a startling exterior. Blood-red walls are streaked with lines of yellow and black, and they serve as canvases for huge murals.

A Wine and Microbe Affair

Harvard affiliates and Cambridge locals watch as microbiology and immunobiology professor Roberto Kolter introduces “Appreciating Wine and the Microbes that Make It”, an outreach event by Harvard’s Microbial Sciences Initiative. Attendees listened to a lecture about the chemical processes involved in winemaking and had the opportunity to taste wine samples at the end of the program.

Mather Bans Hard Alcohol in Junior Common Room

During a year in which the safety and accessibility of the College’s social scene has dominated campus conversation, a new policy in Mather House outlaws residents from consuming hard alcohol in the Junior Common Room, a space students often use to host parties.

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