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Undergraduate Council

UC To Ask College To Pay for Summer Storage in Renovated Houses

The Undergraduate Council called on College administrators to cover summer storage costs for students during their weekly meeting.


2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases

According to the statistics, 97 students involved in academic integrity cases were required to withdraw in 2012-2013, the year that saw Harvard’s largest cheating investigation in recent memory.

Harvard's Sexual Assault Policy Through the Years

Undergraduates Challenge College’s Sexual Assault Policy Under Title IX

Two people, including at least one member of the student activist campaign Our Harvard Can Do Better, have filed a complaint against Harvard with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, alleging that the College’s sexual assault policies violate Title IX.

House Life

Pfister Confirms Plans for Faculty Vote on Gender-Neutral Housing Policy

A change to the College’s gender-neutral housing policy will likely come before the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in May as part of a vote on changes to the Harvard College Handbook for Students, Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister confirmed Friday.


Despite Support, Smith Says University Will Not Fund UC Budget Increase this Year

Following a meeting Monday with Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith, top Undergraduate Council leaders said that their request for a 50 percent increase in funding for student activities this year from the University was denied, even as Smith voiced support for their efforts and discussed funding possibilities for the future.

Dean Pfister with an umbrella
College Administration

The Veritas Project: The Story Behind Dean Pfister’s Fungi

In the first instalment of The Veritas Project, Bessie X. Zhang '17 finds out why Pfister loves his fungi.

Cabot Procession
House Life

For Cabot Master, Deanship Will Be a Balancing Act

When Cabot House Co-Master Rakesh Khurana becomes the College’s top administrator on July 1, he will be at the helm of both the Quad House he calls home and Harvard’s flagship school.


Pfister Wants You For His Book Club

It’s official: the College’s top administrator has started a book club.

Balancing Academics and Athletics
Student Life

Balancing Academics and Athletics

A member of the women's hockey team jogs across Anderson Bridge to get to practice.


Gus Mayopoulos: Comedian-in-Chief

Gus Mayopoulos has a mission, and his humor, when it’s employed, is a tool aimed at increasing the UC’s relevancy. And regardless of how efficacious a president he’ll turn out to be, you can’t deny he’s taking things seriously.


Integrity Committee Will Recommend Ad Board Sanctions Review

The Academic Integrity Committee has agreed to recommend a review of the disciplinary sanctions handed down by the College’s Administrative Board, with plans to bring the recommendation to the Faculty Council sometime in March, according to Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris.

An Empty Lecture Hall
Central Administration

A Year After Scandal, Task Force Recommends University-wide Privacy Policy for Electronic Information

The group was conceived amid a scandal within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last spring, when then-Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and FAS Dean Michael D. Smith broke faculty privacy policy by authorizing secret searches of resident dean email accounts.

Dean on the Move

Dean on the Move

Dean Pfister hands out bookmarks to students on an early-morning shuttle ride on the Mather Express route. He gave hints indicating his shuttle ride in an email send out the day before.

Afro-Cuban Perceptions

Today in Photos (02/20/2014)

Rally Up
Undergraduate Council

In Meeting, Faust Tells UC Leaders that She Does Not Support Directly Funding Increases

Mayopoulos and Goffard said that they discussed the additional funding’s importance with the president and how it might be acquired, either through a term bill increase or directly from the University.

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture


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