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Dozens of undergraduates piled into Winthrop House Junior Common Room on Monday for a nearly two hour-long discussion about exclusivity in social spaces at the College.
Graduate boards are groups made up of Harvard College alumni who voluntarily take on oversight roles for specific clubs located on the undergraduate campus. Grad boards often work closely with undergraduate organizations’ leadership, though the extent of their influence varies from group to group
Administrators from the Office of Student Life held at least two meetings Monday, one for affiliates of the College’s all-male final clubs and another for female final clubs and other social organizations.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana says he wants to encourage undergraduates to rethink the ways in which their social organizations may be exclusive, but some worry that the College's stance on final clubs and similar groups is at best futile and at worst counterproductive.
While enhanced recruiting efforts and financial aid initiatives in recent years have created the most diverse student body in the school’s history, Harvard’s geographic numbers are still unrepresentative of the United States as a whole.
Presiding over the Undergraduate Council general meeting Sunday evening in Harvard Hall with UC President Ava Nasrollahzadeh '16, UC Vice President Dhruv P. Goyal '16 clarifies a statement he made to The Crimson in response to the Spee Club's apology for circulating a controversial party invitation. Goyal retracted the words “on behalf of the Council” from his statement.
The meeting, which ran thirty minutes longer than it was scheduled—at least in part because of lengthy debates about parliamentary procedure—came after controversy erupted over invitations to the Spee’s “pajama party.”
On Thursday, the Spee apologized for circulating a controversial party invitation following pushback from some students who argued that its depiction of women was sexist.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana told undergraduates that the controversial invitation's contents—which the Spee Club sent to advertise a Saturday party—were “offensive, crude, and sexist.”
The invitation, which students received over email early Wednesday, advertised a “pajama party” to be held Saturday at the Spee building on Mount Auburn Street.
The Spee Club apologized Thursday for party invitations that sparked controversy. The all-male final club said its party will still take place Saturday.
The survey, which is a localized version of an Association of American Universities survey that 28 schools will issue this spring, will ask student respondents a range of questions on sexual misconduct and affirmative consent.
This is the way FM ends. Not with a bang, but with 15. It’s also not the real end, but just the end for this year. We still have our Superboard keys. Steven S. Lee, you’re not reading this—and if you are, it’s because you Googled your own name. Touché.