The Cronkhite Graduate Center was built in the late 1950s as a residence for Radcliffe graduate students to live and learn. Since then, it has become one of the most popular housing choices for grad students coming to Harvard from all over the world. In the fall of 2012, Harvard Housing took over Cronkhite operations, added the Graduate Commons Program and this summer, it gets a facelift!
Cronkhite is named after Bernice Brown Cronkhite, a Radcliffe graduate and former Radcliffe dean, who spent 70 years in service of the College. She was the first female to receive a Radcliffe doctorate in political science and at the tender age of 29, took over as Dean, becoming the youngest person in the U.S. to do so (courtesy of Wikipedia).
We will be following the construction project over the summer and post updates as we have them. Enjoy!