College News


Office Uses Coffee Chats to Encourage Study Abroad

Since the beginning of the semester, the Office of International Education has used a new coffee chat program to reach out to students in Harvard’s 12 undergraduate Houses in the hopes of attracting more students to study abroad programs.

Study Abroad Panel

Administrators Support Women, BGLTQ Students Abroad

College administrators have made an ongoing effort to provide more support to help students studying abroad know what to expect regarding cultural norms and gender identity in the countries they are visiting.

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UC Leaders Reflect on First Semester Goal to ‘Open Harvard’

Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and UC Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17, who campaigned on a platform to "Open Harvard," said they hoped to institutionalize several of the Council's initiatives in the fall.

Administrators on the Stage

Harvard Affiliates Tell Stories of Rejection in BSC Project

If one were to be asked what the Harvard's College Dean, the interim Dean of Student Life, and the Director of University Health Services had in common, few would answer that all of them were rejects.​

Satire V and On Harvard Time protest the Undergraduate Council

UC Begins Debate Over Student Organization Comp Processes

The Undergraduate Council considered legislation Sunday to gather data from the Office of Student Life about the requirements students must complete in order to join organizations.

HUPD at Quad Formal

In Formal Planning, Students Budget for Security and Safety

Students organizing on-campus formals are remembering to arrange for security in addition to all the other costs associated with the event, prompting concerns over expenses for some House Committees.

University Hall

Phi Beta Kappa Honors ‘Junior 24’

24 juniors received the award, “an honor bestowed on those whose coursework demonstrates not only high achievement, but also breadth of interest, depth of understanding, and intellectual honesty,” according to the chapter’s website.


Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gather for Intercollegiate Pitch Off

​Dozens of entrepreneurial teams from six schools descended upon Yenching auditorium Saturday for the Intercollegiate Pitch Off as a part of an undergraduate-run accelerator demo.


Porcellian Letter

In a letter to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana newly-instated graduate president of the Porcellian, David T. Lawrence ’67 wrote that the club “has an important part to play in reducing sexual assault.”


Statistical Report

A professional statistical analysis, commissioned by the Porcellian Club, sharply criticized the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault’s interpretation of survey data and recommendations for action on final clubs.

Annenberg's New Portrait

First Black Harvard College Graduate Honored With Portrait

​Amid songs, speeches, and roaring applause, Harvard administrators unveiled a portrait of Richard T. Greener, Class of 1870, the College’s first African American graduate, in Annenberg Hall.

Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools

In Letter to Khurana, Porcellian-Commissioned Report Scrutinizes Final Club Statistics

A professional statistical analyst, commissioned by the 225-year old Porcellian Club, sharply criticized the Harvard sexual assault prevention task force’s interpretation of survey data and recommendations for action on final clubs.


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.


Yale Decides to Keep Calhoun Name Despite Activism

A wave of student protest failed to persuade Yale University to remove the name of former U.S. Vice President and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a residential college named after him.


Common App To Increase Gender-Identity Options

​High school applicants to Harvard will have more options to indicate their gender identity through the Common Application starting this summer.