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Latino Students Discuss Unity at Town Hall

​More than two months after Latino students voiced a series of demands to Harvard’s central administration, student groups hosted a town hall with a focus on bridging gaps between what students say to be somewhat fragmented student groups.

BSC Open Forum
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Committee on Undergraduate Education Discusses Gen Ed Transition

​Undergraduates who have taken General Education courses under current categories will receive credit for those classes after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences rolls out a revamped program, according to Stephanie H. Kenen, the Administrative Director for Gen Ed.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building
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Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building

Artist rendering of the future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building, a new co-working lab environment, set to open in August 2016 after approval for construction by the City of Boston.

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk
College

Group Begins Reviewing University Title IX Policies

A group of Harvard professors and students from across the University has begun meeting to review Harvard’s Title IX policies and potentially recommend changes.

Cabot Junior Common Room
College

Cabot Streamlines Party Registration

The introduction of a streamlined “Fast Track” party registration pilot program at the start of the semester means Cabot undergraduates can now register parties on shorter notice and with laxer requirements.

In Preparation
House Life

Lassonde Will Stay on Campus To Teach

​Stephen Lassonde, who publicly stepped down from his role as Dean of Student Life effective Feb. 1, will remain on campus as a lecturer this spring, although early signs indicated otherwise.

Undergraduate Council

New UC Leaders Outline Agenda for Semester

Newly elected Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17 said the Council’s goals this semester will include increasing administrative oversight of final clubs and bolstering sexual assault prevention.

College

College Surveys Students' Religious Affiliations

Undergraduates registering for the spring semester this past week were asked their religious identification and affiliation, as part of an effort both to gauge the religious demographics at the College and connect students with appropriate Harvard chaplains.

Extracurriculars and Academics Town Hall
College

College Has Yet To Replace House Master Title

​After unanimously agreeing to change their collective titles last December, Harvard’s House masters have yet to agree on a replacement. However, that has not stopped speculation on potential replacement titles.

Lassonde Residence
Undergraduate Council

Mather Residents Praise Lassonde

Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde’s imminent departure has left many undergraduates in Mather questioning his sudden exit and praising his involvement in the House, where he currently lives.

Unusual Arguments
College

Unusual Arguments

An outsider group of five Harvard alumni running for the Board of Overseers are arguing for free undergraduate tuition and a review of race in the University’s admission practices. The group calls itself "Free Harvard, Fair Harvard."

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

Students Help Draft Sexual Assault Legislation

A group of Harvard students helped draft legislation, which, if passed by the Massachusetts state legislature, would expand civil protections and counseling to victims of sexual assault.

The Hunting Ground
College Administration

‘Hunting Ground’ Filmmakers Slam Law Professors

​In the latest development of a heated publicity battle, filmmakers of a popular documentary that criticizes Harvard Law School’s handling of a sexual assault case penned an op-ed for the Huffington Post sharply rebuking Law professors who have challenged the film.

Drew G. Faust

Ten Stories That Shaped 2015

2015 was a tumultuous year for Harvard. Final clubs faced immense administrative pressure to go co-ed, faculty saw a proposal to overhaul the College’s General Education program, and perhaps most consequential of all, a University-wide survey revealed what administrators called a “troubling” climate of sexual assault on campus. Amidst a fast-paced capital campaign and Title IX scrutiny, Harvard’s top administrators were called to respond to perceived racial injustice on campus and a graduate student unionization movement. Divest Harvard protesters even blockaded University President Drew G. Faust's office for a week. At the close of a particularly turbulent year, the Crimson looks back on the ten stories that most shaped Harvard in 2015.

Social Justice Over Dinner
College

Harvard Administrators Apologize for Controversial Placemats

Harvard College administrators apologized for the creation and distribution of controversial placemats that advise students on how to discuss topics of race and diversity with family members, saying the materials failed to respect principles of academic freedom.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
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The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes