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Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Stories from students reveal that, despite ramped up efforts and investment from many places within the University, some problems with the advising system persist. Many advisers are able to give the time and attention to students necessary, but others are too busy with their full-time jobs; either way, advisers face challenges guiding students through a vast curriculum on which no one has complete expertise.

Gates at Lowell

College To Heighten Security on Housing Day Eve

Administrators will increase security presence relative to typical levels across the College next Wednesday night in anticipation of the pre-Housing Day celebration known as "River Run."

Extracurriculars and Academics Town Hall

Khurana, Students Debate Influence of Extracurriculars

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana fielded responses from students and replied to arguments concerning the state of extracurriculars at the College at a town hall event Wednesday.


Administrators Respond to Currier Email Incident

The email included explicit language and sexual references addressed to another student in the House whose account had recently sent a short message over the list referencing Currier’s Ten-Man suite.

Honor Code Meeting

Honor Code Affirmation Legislation Details Frequency

In addition to these requirements, faculty members would be “encouraged to ask students to affirm their awareness of the Honor Code on assignments when appropriate” when the honor code goes into effect in the fall of 2015.

UC Discusses Side-by-Side

UC To Debut HUID-CharlieCard Pilot Program

At their general meeting Sunday, the Undergraduate Council detailed plans for a pilot program that will integrate the functions of Harvard IDs and MBTA CharlieCards.


Undergrads Form DKE Fraternity Colony

Last October, the Delta Kappa Epsilon's headquarters approved the creation of a colony at Harvard. Shortly thereafter, the colony initiated nine Harvard students at the fraternity's MIT chapter.

House Life

Ahead of Policy Change, All Houses Offer Mixed-Gender Suites

The policy change, which came after students lobbied for the effort, will officially take effect with the spring’s upcoming rooming lotteries, according to Associate Dean of Student Life William Cooper ’94.

Community Conversation: Racist Emails

College Begins Redesigning Bias Reporting System

Spurred by racially charged death threats that were emailed to hundreds of students last semester, the College is beginning the process of redesigning its current bias reporting system.

9/11 Memorial

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Four years after the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ reinstatement on campus, the challenges of reuniting two long separated institutional and bureaucratic giants—Harvard University and the United States military—remain.

Snow Piles Taller Than Tourists

After Snow Days, College Asks Student Groups To Prioritize School

In an email last week to leaders of student groups, Associate Dean of Student Life David R. Friedrich asked student leaders to set the expectation that members of their groups should prioritize academics over extracurricular commitments.


Travia To Depart Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

In the post for 10 years, Ryan M. Travia is set to depart Harvard mid-March and take up an associate dean of students position at Babson College.

Stillman After Hours

UHS To Develop New Protocols After Closing Overnight Beds

After closing Stillman Infirmary and its 10 overnight observation beds, Harvard University Health Services may expand patient booking resources and mental health resources by 20 to 25 percent.

Divest Protest in Mass Hall

Honor Code Affirmation Likely to Be Required for Final Exams, Papers

Students will likely be required to make an affirmation of integrity before taking final exams and writing final papers should members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve the legislation of the College’s first-ever honor code.


Harvard Monitors Meningitis Cases at Yale, Providence College

With recently confirmed cases of infection at Yale and Providence College, Harvard administrators have contacted students about outbreak and prevention.

9/11 Memorial

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall