Gender and Sexuality
Thomas F. Burke, the chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital, argued that the greatest inequality on earth is health care for women in poor countries during a talk at Ticknor Lounge on Tuesday.
The referendum, which is being voted upon through tomorrow evening, is the latest and most ambitious demonstration of student activism around the issue of gender-neutral housing, a movement born out of frustration with the inconsistent implementation and problematic stipulations that some students perceive in the College’s current policy.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study commemorated the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s book “The Feminine Mystique” Tuesday by hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of gender roles since the book’s release and the book’s relevance to contemporary American society.
When Harvard undergraduates vote for new Undergraduate Council leadership later this month, they will also have the chance to vote on four referenda expressing requests of the University ranging from gender neutral housing available to all students to public endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform.
If the signatures are confirmed by the UC Rules Committee, the petition, which would make gender-neutral housing options available for all students at the College, will go before student voters in the Nov. 18-21 UC presidential election.
Two chaplains discussed the intersection between faith and relationships with audience members during a panel entitled “Love, Sex, and Faith” on Tuesday night.
In addition to expanding the size of the board to 46 editors, the Law Review instituted a new gender component to its affirmative action policy. The newest board has more female editors than any volume since volume 122 in 2007.
The Queer Advisory Council, an offshoot of the Harvard Office of BGLTQ Student Life, held its inaugural meeting Saturday afternoon.
Number of Female Harvard Law Review Editors Nearly Doubled in First Gender-Based Affirmative Action Cycle
In the first cycle since the Harvard Law Review incorporated gender-based affirmative action into its admissions process, 17 out of 46 editors are women, nearly double last year’s 9 female members of 44 overall.
With punch season now in full swing, it’s time to present the results of Flyby’s first-ever Final Club Survey. The online survey was emailed out last month to 4,838 sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and was partially or fully completed 1,927 times (though it should be noted that individuals could have taken the survey more than once). In the third installment of a six-part series on the survey results, we take a look at perceptions related to exclusivity and prestige.
With punch season now in full swing, it’s time to present the results of Flyby’s first-ever Final Club Survey. The online survey was emailed out last month to 4,838 sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and was partially or fully completed 1,927 times (though it should be noted that individuals could have taken the survey more than once). In the second installment of a six-part series on the survey results, we take a look at the demographics of the self-identified final club members who answered our questions. Whether or not they’re in a final club or only entered the Owl once to use the bathroom, most Harvard students are familiar with the stereotype of the final club bro. They’re supposedly white, straight, rich, legacy varsity athletes—but do these stereotypes actually hold up to scrutiny? The results served up only a few curveballs.
The government may be shut down, but Harvard’s still chugging along (for now, at least). If you're feeling disgusted by American democracy today, you're not alone (see: "Dollarocracy"). If you're looking to be inspired by hearing about people who actually made change, head to a screening of "Left on Pearl," a documentary on the historic events of International Women's Day 1971 at Harvard. And if you're looking to forget about politics altogether, munch on a farmer's market apple in the sun.
In the wake of a controversial portrayal of gender culture by an article in The New York Times, members of the Harvard Business School community criticized the paper’s coverage for representing only a small fraction of student experiences and for misrepresenting gender-related initiatives at HBS.
Harvard may have come in a dismal second place in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the nation's top colleges, but our esteemed University came out on top in another recent list—but instead of for our glowing academics, this honor comes for having the sexiest college club in America.
The new Council will be made up of 13 voting undergraduate members drawn from BGLTQ-identified student groups and the College community at large.