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"Harvard Against Hate"

The 10 Stories That Shaped 2016

There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.

The candidates

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.


UC Launches New Grant for 'House-Centered' Parties

​The Undergraduate Council will fund $1,000 worth of non-alcoholic “house-centered parties” this semester, due to a new Student Initiatives Committee policy.


Hundreds Dine on Harvard’s Dime with Classroom to Table Program

Just under 1,000 Classroom to Table meetings were arranged during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Noel Bisson.

House Life

Students, Supporters Show Out in Force Monday For Dining Workers

Monday marked a showing of force in support for Harvard’s dining services workers as more than a hundred students and supporters flooded the lobby where negotiations between the University and HUDS’s union took place.


Hillel Dining Hall Faces Unique Challenges During HUDS Strike

It may only be the fourth day of Sukkot—a Jewish holiday that celebrates the fall harvest—but it is the 16th day of the Harvard University Dining Services workers’ strike, which presents Harvard Hillel with unique challenges.

Projected Attendance at Grant-Receiving Events on a Given Day Graph

UC to Survey Attendance at Student Group Events

The Undergraduate Council’s Finance Committee will begin randomly attending student group events and measuring total attendance, as part of a study commissioned by a new committee policy.

Faculty Deans Provide Food

College Allocates Extra Funding for House Events During Strike

Concerned by the dining hall worker strike’s impact on House life, Faculty Deans and House committees are hosting food and community events for students.

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
Student Life

Demand for Student Admission Files Created ‘Significant Administrative Burden’

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Registrar’s Office has dedicated a single person to respond to substantial demand from students requesting to view their admissions files.


UC Votes to Spend Emergency Funds on Sandwiches for Students

The Undergraduate Council will provide hundreds of dollars worth of Costco sandwiches to undergraduates later this week.


Harvard Corp. Leaders Tell Divest Activists University Moving Away from Coal

While Corporation members maintained during the meeting that Harvard will not divest from the fossil fuel industry, they did say the University is currently not investing in the coal industry.

Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph
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Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph

The Strike Begins

Harvard—and Dining Workers Union—Prepare for Day One of Strike

Facing its first instance in history of a dining service workers strike during the academic year, Harvard announced Tuesday its plans for maintaining order in the dining halls.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust

For Second Year, Faust Funds College Social Life

She may not be paying a $5 cover charge at the door, but University President Drew G. Faust is funding undergraduate social events for the second year in a row.

College Finance

Harvard to Issue $2.5 Billion in Bonds

Harvard plans to issue more than $2.5 billion in bonds this week to refinance a portion of the billions of dollars the University borrowed after financial markets crashed in 2008