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CS50 Moves Away from Traditional Lectures, Toward Virtual Reality

Students enrolled in CS50 this fall will only be asked to attend two lectures in person, among other changes announced for the popular course.

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion
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Dean for Diversity to Depart Harvard in October

Emelyn A. dela Peña, the College’s assistant dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion, will leave her position this October, adding to recent administrative shakeup within the Office of Student Life.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
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At Convocation, Faust Cautions Against ‘Vile’ Public Discourse

Prominent Harvard administrators, including University President Drew G. Faust, challenged freshmen to make the most of their nascent college careers and pursue truth in what they called a toxic political culture.

Taking Care Of Business
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Fall Semester Brings New Businesses to Harvard Square

​Students returning to campus for classes were welcomed by several changes to the local business landscape.

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Seneca To Go Gender Neutral, But Membership Could Stay All-Women

This fall, the all-female Seneca organization will formally adopt a gender neutral policy in response to administrative sanctions against single-gender social groups—but future memberships could remain all-women in practice without running afoul of the College’s penalties.

Knock Before Entering
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Co-Ed Motion Fails In Fox Club Graduate Vote

A Thursday morning vote that would have allowed Fox undergraduates to elect women as members in the club narrowly failed, effectively reversing a move by Fox undergraduates last year to extend membership to future classes of women.

Fox Co-ed Support
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Fox Club Prepares for Historic Thursday Vote

At a Thursday morning special meeting, Fox club graduates will vote whether to “allow undergraduate members to punch and elect female members in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.”

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Katherine O’Dair Named Dean of Students

​Katherine O’Dair, who has served as associate vice president of student affairs at Boston College, will become the College's Dean of Students on Aug. 15.

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A.D. Club Rules Out Merger with Female Clubs

During a summer in which several single-gender social groups have adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to imminent University sanctions, the all-male A.D. Club has ruled out merging with a female club should it adopt gender neutral policies.

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Goldman Sachs Will Move Interviews Online, Cutting On-Campus Program

Starting Friday, undergraduates seeking a summer analyst or full-time position at Goldman Sachs will go through a revamped interview process.

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At Baccalaureate, Faust Tells Graduates to ‘Not Throw Away Their Shot’

University President Drew G. Faust drew on the musical "Hamilton" as she delivered an alternatingly lighthearted and serious recap of the Class of 2016’s tenure at Harvard.

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Lassonde to Depart Mather in June, Unsure of What Lies Ahead

Former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde will move out of Mather House at the end of this June, unsure of what lies ahead after stepping down from his administrative post in the middle of this year.

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Draft Motion

Twelve professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences filed a motion Monday resolving that “Harvard College shall not discriminate against students on the basis of organizations they join."

Dunster Digs
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Harvard has Raised $230 Million for House Renewal as of March

The figure puts Harvard a little more than halfway towards its $450 million fundraising goal for the project, one of the key priorities of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ ongoing $2.5 billion capital campaign.

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Some Clubs to Undergo Policy Shifts in the Fall

After a chaotic year capped by a set of controversial sanctions, leadership of Harvard’s unrecognized single-gender social organizations are carefully weighing next steps as they head into the summer.