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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.
Hi, Yale friends. It can be hard navigating the Harvard social scene (though not as hard as navigating the New Haven crime scene). FM came up with some tips that should help you have a good time after The Game.
Comp, a uniquely Harvard undertaking, fills a series of different roles for undergraduates seeking to join student groups on campus. It ensures that new members fit into the organization, indoctrinates them in the functions of the club, and teaches them new skills. Whether it’s over in a couple of weeks or fills up the entire semester, whether it’s a straightforward checklist or a highly challenging competition, comping is an investment of time, energy, and effort to demonstrate one’s willingness and ability to actively commit.
9:30 a.m.: Wake up for your 10 a.m. Give up on your 10 a.m. Last night’s Thirsty Thursday debauchery certainly doesn’t come for free. Your parents, eyes bright, peek into your miniscule Holworthy double. Lie to your parents, saying you received an email that your [insert class that would never be cancelled] lecture was postponed. Roll back into bed, sinking into the deepest parts of slumber you can only enjoy during truancy.