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35 Students Declare UC Candidacy in Midterm Election

Students across eight Houses and Oak Yard have declared their candidacies for the 11 seats open in this year's midterm elections to the Undergraduate Council.


Dingman Splits Time Between Two Deanships

Split between the Freshman Dean's Office and the Office of Student Life, Thomas A. Dingman '67 says he has no plans to introduce "spanking-new" initiatives.

Loeb House

Former UC Leaders Discuss Campus Social Life with Overseers

Ava Nasrollahzadeh '16 and Dhruv P. Goyal '16 spoke on a panel in Loeb House Sunday focused on "undergraduate life outside the classroom."


Freshman Seminars See 'Unprecedented Demand' This Year

The total number of applications to freshman seminars rose 43 percent this year, with more than 2,000 freshmen applying for the small courses.

Mardi Bras

Mardi Gras Drive Seeks Female Hygiene Products for Homeless Shelters

A non-profit led by an undergraduate is holding a two-day donation drive in the Science Center plaza for feminine hygiene products.


New Humanitarian Studies Course Debuts

The course, entitled GHHP 70: “Global Response to Disasters and Refugee Crises,” is intended to teach students to apply global health theory and policy to real-world humanitarian crises.

Freshman Festivity

Holworthy Freshman Arts Room to Extend Hours

Located in Holworthy Basement, the space is commonly used for evening workshops and the artistic pursuits of freshmen, but is currently only open on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. The new initiative extends those hours to 24/7.


Latino Students Discuss Unity at Town Hall

​More than two months after Latino students voiced a series of demands to Harvard’s central administration, student groups hosted a town hall with a focus on bridging gaps between what students say to be somewhat fragmented student groups.

BSC Open Forum

Committee on Undergraduate Education Discusses Gen Ed Transition

​Undergraduates who have taken General Education courses under current categories will receive credit for those classes after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences rolls out a revamped program, according to Stephanie H. Kenen, the Administrative Director for Gen Ed.


Student Travel to Cuba Grows Amid Thawing Relations

As relations thaw between the United States and Cuba, Harvard undergraduates are showing an increased interest in the island nation, though some are wary of how the influx of Americans to the country will influence the educational experience there.

Debating Political Correctness

Students Debate Merits, Pitfalls of Political Correctness

​In light of a contentious year on college campuses across the nation, a small crowd of a hundred students gathered Tuesday evening to watch four of their peers debate the merits and pitfalls of political correctness and “PC culture.”


Freshmen Launch Crowdfunding Site After Phone Scam

The two students said they started a fundraising campaign after they were the victims of a phone-based scam that led both of them to wire more than $1,500 to Puerto Rico.


Harvard and MIT Launch New Online Cross-Registration System

Harvard students hoping to cross-register at MIT will encounter a simpler, online-only process to do so starting Tuesday, where previously they had to go through a bevy of logistical hurdles.

Quad Talk

New Initiative Brings Mental Health Resources to the Quad

QuadTalk, a new initiative aimed at expanding mental health resources to Harvard’s Radcliffe Quad​, opened its doors Sunday night in the basement of Pforzheimer House.


'Technical Difficulties' Delay Expos Sectioning for Freshmen

The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes