College Finance

OCS Vs Wall Street Illustration
College Finance

OCS vs. Wall Street

This year banks circumvented OCS and began recruiting students earlier, before official On-Campus Interviews for finance internships started in January. The tug-of-war and resulting breakdown caused OCS to move up its interview schedule by several months next year to avoid contending with the banks.

Petition Signing

Standing Up: Student Groups Take on Sexual Assault

Despite efforts to improve trainings, some have suggested the brief sessions on their own may be insufficient.

Affording Commencement

Graduation, for a Price

Though aid exists, some students still struggle to foot the bill for Commencement.

College Dean Rakesh Khurana

A Social Dean

As Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana cracks down on final clubs and tries to bolster House life, he is trying to cast his administration as one focused on academics.

House Life

FAS Shifts Strategy for Pitching House Renewal

As Harvard cruises past its $6.5 billion capital campaign goal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators have rethought how they pitch House renewal, one of the campaign's top priorities, to donors and alumni.

Harvard vs. Stanford Yield Rates

80 Percent of Class of 2020 Admits Plan to Matriculate

About 80 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2020 plan to matriculate in the fall—a yield rate comparable to that for the Class of 2019—after Harvard saw a record high number of applicants and a historic low percent acceptance.


Amid More Funding Errors, UC Considers Reading Period Rule Change

Members of the Undergraduate Council’s Finance Committee will push to change the rule prohibiting the body from funding events during reading period, after the regulation generated controversy and caused multiple financial errors in recent weeks.

Winthrop HoCo Meeting

Holding Down the House: HoCos at Harvard

Addressing issues ranging from hot breakfast to security guidelines, the House committees have historically been active participants in the residential experience at the College.

Picketing The Prices
Student Life

Over 200 Rally Outside Mass. Hall to Support HUDS Workers

​On a day when workers and students took to the streets across the country to rally for minimum wage reform, over 200 Harvard affiliates gathered in front of Massachusetts Hall to push for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard’s dining services employees.


UC Calls on HUIT to Extend HarvardKey Deadline

After a contentious debate, the Undergraduate Council sent a letter Sunday calling on Harvard University Information Technology to extend the deadline for undergraduates to sign up for HarvardKey.


Freshmen Jam Annenberg for Berry Study Break

Hundreds of freshmen crowded Annenberg Hall to enjoy an assortment of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries during Tuesday’s Brain Break, but some were left with just sour grapes.

Berry Brain Break

UC Berry Proposal Bears Fruit with Outside Funding

​After a fruitful debate during the Undergraduate Council’s Sunday meeting over the funding of Tuesday’s “Berry Brain Break,” a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health has agreed to have his department sponsor the event.

UC Grants Cuts Graph

UC Cuts Funding, Introduces ‘Collaboration Bonus’

Wednesday was a busy night for Undergraduate Council’s Finance Committee. During their meeting, the committee cut grants and created new funding rules for student organizations that collaborate with each other.

Greenlaw on Theater Performance Grant Cap at UC Meeting

Amid Confusion, UC Finance Committee Aims to Improve Communication

This year, the Undergraduate Council has made an effort to increase communication to students regarding funding requests.

Lamont Reserves

Committee Scrutinizes Access to Course Books

Members of the Committee on Undergraduate Education scrutinized students’ access to course books—with some criticizing what they consider to be inconsistent policies among course heads.