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Professor Harry Lewis
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Former College Dean Attacks Social Group Penalties in Washington Post Op-Ed

“Using ‘nondiscrimination’ as a cudgel against students’ private associations is odiously patronizing," Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 wrote in the op-ed.

Undergraduate Council Meeting
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UC Passes Caucus Legislation Semester After Defeat

​The Undergraduate Council unanimously passed legislation formally establishing of caucuses Sunday.

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‘Inter-House Dining Societies’ May Face Spatial, Financial Constraints

Coaxing Harvard students to "eat in elegant attire" and "read Chaucer out loud" in new dining societies may be easier said than done.

Undergraduate Council Meeting
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New Club Approval System Looks to Prevent Student Group Overlap

The Undergraduate Council's Rules Committee will only recommend new student groups for approval if they are not too similar to existing ones as part of a College-wide charge to limit redundancies​ in student organizations.

Steve Aoki's Yardfest Performance
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Students Sound Off on Tiësto for Yardfest Artist

While some undergraduates said they were excited to learn that Dutch dance DJ Tiësto would headline Friday’s Yardfest, for others, the announcement only prompted the question: Tiësto who?

Classroom to Table
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Classroom to Table Program Halts for Semester After Reaching Budget Limit

​Classroom to Table, a popular program which provides students and faculty money to dine in Harvard Square, has recently run out of funds for the semester.

Neon Future
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After Delayed Announcement, Tiësto To Headline Yardfest

​Electronic dance music DJ and producer Tiësto will headline Yardfest—the College’s annual outdoor spring concert—on Friday.

University Hall
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Diversity Director Loc Truong to Leave Harvard for MIT

​Loc Truong, the College’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, is stepping down from the role for a job at MIT after 13 years at Harvard.

Class Day Speakers
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Senior Class Committee Names Student Class Day Speakers

The Senior Class Committee announced the four members of the graduating Class of 2017 who will share reflections on their time at Harvard May 24 for the College’s annual Class Day celebrations.

UC Meeting
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UC To Partially Fund Yardfest Tailgates

While the Undergraduate Council expected the Office of Student Life to foot the bill for pre-Yardfest tailgates, the body voted to chip in $3000 to help.

University Hall
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College to Revive ‘Director of Community and Diversity’ Position in Freshman Dean’s Office

The Freshman Dean's Office will revive the position of "Director of Community and Diversity" in response to recommendations from a diversity and inclusion working group.

Boston Latin School
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Boston Latin School Subpoenaed in Admissions Lawsuit

Boston Latin School requested to stay out of the lawsuit, which accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans in its admissions process.

Year in Review - Extra: Activity Fair
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New Clubs Will Have One Year Trial Period

​New student groups will not be fully recognized by the College for at least one year after their founding, and will have to meet with campus “experts” during that trial.

A Listening Joe
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Joe Biden to Speak at 2017 Class Day

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, will be the College’s 2017 Class Day speaker.

Dean Khurana
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College Plans to Pilot Inter-House Dining Societies

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana will follow the “spirit”—and not the exact wording—of recommendations from a report on the College’s social group policy.