Rakesh Khurana

Dean Khurana
College

Implementation Committee on Track to Hand Khurana Recommendations in Spring

The committee tasked with implementing the College’s new policy penalizing members of single-gender final clubs and Greek organizations is on track to meet its deadline to offer Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana recommendations next semester.

Khurana Tacos
College

Khurana Tacos

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana hands out tacos to students Monday night outside Cabot House as a stress reliever during reading period.

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Internal Divisions Rack Owl Club

An Owl club undergraduate’s email spurred an acrimonious exchange with one member of the graduate board, offering a glimpse into a wide rift between the undergraduate and graduate memberships

The Delphic Door
College

Hundreds of Survey Comments Illustrate Pressure that Prompted Final Club Sanctions

The comments, which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith sent compiled in an email to voting members of the faculty last week, represent the most extensive and candid student feedback made public during a divisive debate.

Dean Khurana
College

Khurana Says He Is ‘Committed to Serving’ Undocumented Students

Khurana said he empathizes with groups that Trump specifically targeted throughout his campaign.

Defenders of the Undocumented
Politics

Over 350 Faculty Members Urge Support for Undocumented Students

More than 350 faculty members are calling on University President Drew G. Faust to protect undocumented students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States

College

National Constitution Center President Plans Debate on Social Club Sanctions

The event would explore “the constitutional issues raised by sanctions on single-gender clubs and fraternities.”

Scrutinizing Sanctions
College

Undergrads Debate Final Club, Greek Life Sanctions

Four undergraduates debated Harvard’s new policy penalizing members of single-gender social organizations at a debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union Monday night.

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Groups

Lewis Sharpens Critique of Single-Gender Policy

​Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 is becoming increasingly vocal in his opposition to the College’s new policy that will penalize student involvement in single-gender social organizations.

Student Life

College Submits Sexual Assault Prevention Plan

​Nearly six months after a University task force submitted a number of recommendations to combat sexual assault on campus, the College has submitted a plan to address the proposals, revamped training, and introduced a new policy that will penalize single gender organizations—but many action items are still pending.

The Porcellian Door
Student Groups

In Porcellian Punch, A Loose Interpretation of ‘Open’

​A sophomore hopeful of joining the Porcellian might have expected some big changes to the club’s punch process this year. But invitations did not indicate the process this year was open.

Dean Khurana
Undergraduate Council

College Launches Sexual Assault Online Training Module

​The College is launching its first ever online sexual assault prevention training module, and requiring all undergraduates to complete the program by mid-October.

Fly Club
College

In the Face of Sanctions, Fly Retains Legal Counsel

The legal team, with Cambridge attorney Harvey A. Silverglate the most prominent among them, has a long history of advising Harvard undergraduates who face disciplinary action from the College.

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Owl Club To Host ‘Open Punch’

This semester, the all-male Owl Club will, for the first time in its history, hold a punch process “open to all sophomore males,” and by invitation for junior and senior males, according to Owl undergraduate president Kevin D. Rex ’17.

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation
Freshmen

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation

Freshmen in Weld cheer at the Freshman Convocation on Tuesday as their dorm was called and officially welcomed to Harvard. This year’s Convocation, a recent tradition that was instituted first for the Class of 2013, featured speakers such as Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who encouraged students to be “skeptical idealists rather than cynics” throughout their time at the College.