Faculty Meeting

After Tense Meeting, Sanctions Motion Tabled Until 2017

​A motion to oppose a College policy that penalizes members of final clubs and Greek organizations remains in limbo after a tense Faculty meeting Tuesday was adjourned without the expected vote.

Activists and Undocumented Students Disappointed By Sanctuary Campus Decision

Some students said they are disappointed by University President Drew G. Faust’s decision not to label Harvard a "sanctuary campus" although they remain optimistic about many of her proposals to protect undocumented immigrants.

Implementation Committee on Track to Hand Khurana Recommendations in Spring

The committee tasked with implementing the College’s new policy penalizing members of single-gender final clubs and Greek organizations is on track to meet its deadline to offer Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana recommendations next semester.

Challenge Ballots Delay Student Unionization Vote

Harvard officials and graduate student organizers will meet again on Dec. 19 at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office to continue sifting through challenge ballots from November’s vote.

MassDOT Updates Plan to Straighten Highway on Harvard-Owned Land

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that crosses Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.

How Did the UC Candidates Spend Their Money?

Four tickets vying to serve as next year’s Undergraduate Council president and vice president spent a total of $649.52 over the course of the UC’s 10-day campaign.

Students Work to Raise Awareness of Feminine Hygiene

A number of students are working on campus and locally as part of larger movement around the nation to address women’s health and hygiene issues.

Auditors Make Use of Informal System

“It’s a great great opportunity to be able to do what I’m doing and I hope I’m not violating any University policy,” said Robert “Bob” Karp ’61.

After-Hours Urgent Care Visits Stable, But Administrators Remain Concerned

Administrators say they continue to worry about the current location’s accessibility to students since its relocation in June.

FAS

Sanctions Didn’t Receive Proper Faculty Consultation, Professors Charge

During a contentious Faculty meeting Tuesday that adjourned without an expected vote on a motion against Harvard’s unprecedented social life policy, professors offered impassioned remarks about the lack of input members of the Faculty had in shaping the sanctions.

Harvard Medical School

New Medical School Dean Talks Improving Capital Campaign, Diversity

​Incoming Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 listed improving diversity, supporting the University’s capital campaign, and re-energizing faculty among his principal priorities when he takes charge of the school next month.

Harvard in the City

Final Verdict on Curious George Store Delayed Again

The Cambridge City Historical Commission did not reach a final decision last Friday on whether to approve renovation plans for the historic Abbott Building in Harvard Square, after a previous iteration of developer Equity One’s plans was rejected by the Commission for being too disruptive to the surrounding neighborhood.

College

Internal Divisions Rack Owl Club

An Owl club undergraduate’s email spurred an acrimonious exchange with one member of the graduate board, offering a glimpse into a wide rift between the undergraduate and graduate memberships

SEAS

Harvard Pays $147.3 Million to Finalize Allston Land Deal

Harvard has paid railroad company CSX Transportation $147.3 million as one of the final steps of a land acquisition deal begun more than a decade ago.

College

Islamic Society Hosts Anti-Islamophobia Event

Undergraduate Council

Sachee and Khansarinia Sworn In as UC Leaders

Cambridge

10-Alarm Fire Sets Buildings Ablaze in Cambridge

IOP

Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP

College

Hundreds of Survey Comments Illustrate Pressure that Prompted Final Club Sanctions

College

New Alcohol Office Director Focuses on Strong Peer Engagement

Garrett O. Fitzgerald was hired this August as director of Harvard’s Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, the third in the office’s 11-year history.

College

In FAQs, College Administrators and Lewis Lobby Faculty On Sanctions

Ahead of a contentious Faculty meeting, College administrators and computer science professor Harry R. Lewis ’68 have circulated documents to lobby faculty members with their respective arguments about historic penalties against members of single-gender social organizations​.

College

Faculty Council Declines to Vote on Sanctions Motion

The Faculty Council has declined to vote on a motion opposing the College’s historic sanctions against members of final clubs, fraternities, and sororities, citing uncertainty about whether a vote for the motion would impact the policy.

Front Feature

Men’s Cross Country Team Placed on ‘Athletic Probation’

Harvard Athletics Department has placed the men’s cross country team on “athletic probation” after an Office of the General Counsel review found that the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized statements” about members of the 2014 women’s cross country team, but did not “denigrate or objectify particular women.”

College

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.

IOP

Protesters Denounce Trump Advisers Outside IOP Event

College

Mather Faculty Deans to Retire in June

College

Islamic Society to Host Anti-Islamophobia Event

College

Houses Join Forces to Plan Winter Formals

Food and Drink

Benedetto Serves Up Italian Fare At Charles Hotel