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Student Groups

Behind Closed Doors, Khurana Met with Unrecognized Social Clubs

In a meeting with unrecognized student social clubs, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana asked about Harvard’s social scene and inclusivity, opening a more than hour-long discussion and prompting some pushback from club leaders, attendees said.

Student Groups

Activist Groups Launch Petition for Affirmative Consent

Three student groups advocating for changes to Harvard’s handling of sexual assault joined together to start a petition on Wednesday urging the University to adopt a policy of affirmative consent.

College

UC Approves Budget, Elects New Secretary

Few changes were made to this year’s budget, but the Council did debate how to allocate additional funds it will receive in revenue.

Central Administration

Univ. Working with Peer Institutions on Sexual Assault Survey

The task force is actively collaborating with peer institutions to create a “climate survey” to gauge the circumstances in which unwanted sexual advances occur.

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Student Groups

emBODYindia Aims To Spark Dialogue

The photo campaign aims to change the pervasive mindset in India that leads to objectification and violation of women, organizers said, opening dialogue in India about taboo subjects surrounding sex.

UC Gender Equality over the Years
College

UC Gender Equality over the Years

UC Gender Equality over the Years
Undergraduate Council

UC Records Indicate Greatest Gender Imbalance in Four Years

Only about one out of every four candidates who ran in this year’s Undergraduate Council election was female—the greatest gender disparity in candidate declarations in five years. And of those elected, only slightly more than one out of three is a woman, according to a Crimson analysis confirmed by the UC Elections Commission.

Politics

BGLTQ Activist Calls for Move Beyond Marriage Equality

BGLTQ activist Aisha C. Moodie-Mills said that in order to attain true equality, priorities in the movement must shift towards recognizing and addressing issues of race and class.

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Religion

Freshman Survey Part IV: Liberals, Virgins, and Facebook Fanatics

Exploring political opinions, drug and alcohol habits, sexual activity, and the role of technology, Part IV looks at how the newest members of the Harvard community live and view their lives away from the classroom.

Central Administration

Univ. Announces New Sexual Assault Policy Including Central Office, ‘Preponderance of the Evidence’ Standard

A new set of University-wide Title IX policies and procedures set to take effect this fall will create a central office to investigate cases of sexual assault and gender-based harassment and institute a “preponderance of the evidence” standard for evaluating those allegations.

Revised Sexual Assault Policies
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Assault Policies

Harvard announced a new set of sexual assault policies Wednesday that cover the entire University and adopt a "preponderance of the evidence" standard.

Revised Sexual Assault Policies
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Policies

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures

Harvard announced revised sexual harassment procedures on Wednesday that includes a central office responsible for investigations.

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures

Race

Amid Tensions, University Battled Gender, Racial Issues

Harvard students rallied behind movements demanding change on campus, sparking a wave of dialogue and discussion over the treatment of minorities and women at the College.

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

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Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time