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Looking to bolster standards of sexual conduct at the College, the Undergraduate Council discussed a change to its Finance Committee’s rules for funding student groups—a policy which representatives hope will help to prevent sexual assault.
Shaiba Rather ’17 and Daniel V. Banks ’17 edged out two other tickets to clinch the Undergraduate Council presidency and vice presidency in an election with the lowest undergraduate voter turnout since 2011.
Admissions experts and Harvard officials alike are skeptical that the new portal will actually make higher education more accessible to under-resourced students, as the group claims.
“Like many of you, I have been following the events and discussions on other campuses and across our nation about race, inclusion, and the value of open discourse,” Khurana wrote on Friday, praising Harvard students for participating in “these difficult, and sometimes, painful conversations.”
The Undergraduate Council voted to issue a set of recommendations to Harvard’s sexual assault prevention task force, with one calling on the task force to acknowledge the role of final clubs and other off-campus groups in the prevalence of sexual assault.
Students, alumni, and mental health professionals gathered to discuss the unique mental health struggles that can affect minority students in a “lunch and learn” session on Saturday afternoon.
From struggles with mental health to criticisms about social spaces on campus, William A. Greenlaw ’17 and William F. Morris IV ’17 are trying to connect their personal experiences to their platform.
Undergraduate Council candidates Shaiba Rather ’17 and Danny Banks ’17 run on a platform of revamping Harvard’s social scene and other parts of student life.
If elected, Nick E. Gajdzik ’16-’17 and Jeffrey M. Ott ’16-’17 would be the first varsity athletes to serve as president and vice president of the Undergraduate Council in years.
When asked how they would have voted on a proposed ballot referendum that called on administrators to restrict student membership in final clubs, all candidates said they oppose such a move.
As the department’s inaugural class, the five sophomores will help determine the future of the program, as well as offer feedback on its structure and ability to offer a fulfilling academic experience to students interested in many aspects of the performing arts.
The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
While a proposed referendum calling for greater student input in Harvard’s sexual assault policy task force meetings has gathered the signatures necessary to make the ballot, two others have not.
Following recent discussions on social inclusivity and open social spaces, the College Events Board alongside other student groups will host a school-wide Halloween Party in Annenberg Hall on Saturday night.
Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.