Rakesh Khurana

Dean Rakesh Khurana at Air Force ROTC Signing
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Dean Rakesh Khurana at Air Force ROTC Signing

Dean of the College, Rakesh Khurana, speaks before the signing of an agreement through which Harvard officially recognized the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

Gathering for the Signing
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Gathering for the Signing

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, Harvard administrators, including Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and other members of the Air Force and the Air Force ROTC program gathered in Loeb House on Friday morning for the signing ceremony.

Celebration after Signing
Drew Faust

Air Force ROTC Recognition Signing Ceremony

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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In Tense Meeting, Khurana Floats Possible Sanction for Final Clubs

In a tense meeting with administrators that lasted almost three hours, undergraduate and graduate leaders of Harvard’s final clubs sought specifics on the College’s plan for the clubs. Although many final club attendees left largely frustrated, administrators outlined at least one uncharacteristically specific option for penalizing involvement in all-male final clubs.

Stopping By The Spee
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In Confidential Meeting, Khurana Issues Deadline to Final Clubs

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana has issued an April 15 deadline for final clubs to inform administrators whether or not they will go co-ed, according to three club leaders present at a Tuesday meeting with undergraduate leadership of female and male clubs.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall

Dean Khurana explains the relevance of a liberal arts education to our modern society. Last Friday, the Dean of the College held a town hall at Boylston Hall in order to discuss with students the issues facing Harvard today.

Spring Break Dining
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Spring Break Dining

J.P. Licks, a popular eatery in Harvard Square, was one of the many options available to students on “high financial aid” who received a stipend for Spring Break dining if they stayed on campus due to the closure of dining halls.

Prevalence of Nonconsensual Sexual Contact in Current Year
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Students Call for Action On Report Recommendations

Undergraduates involved with sexual assault advocacy on campus, meanwhile, said they were pleased with the report’s proposals, but are now waiting for the College to take concrete steps.

Undergraduate Council

New UC Leaders Outline Agenda for Semester

Newly elected Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17 said the Council’s goals this semester will include increasing administrative oversight of final clubs and bolstering sexual assault prevention.

Extracurriculars and Academics Town Hall
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College Has Yet To Replace House Master Title

​After unanimously agreeing to change their collective titles last December, Harvard’s House masters have yet to agree on a replacement. However, that has not stopped speculation on potential replacement titles.

Knock Before Entering
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Behind the Fox Club’s Closure, A Club Divided

As Fox undergraduates lobbied to admit women to their membership this fall, graduate board leaders struggled to toe the line with a group of other alumni who organized their own platform in opposition of the change.

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion
Student Life

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana speaks individually with an undergraduate as other attendees brainstorm in small groups what they would like to see the College focus on in terms of inclusion going forward. During the discussion on Wednesday night, Khurana and Brandon M. Terry ’05 talked about short and long-term goals and emphasized the importance of accountability.

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion
Student Life

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

Assistant Dean of Student Life for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Emelyn de la Peña writes down guidelines for the discussion on the recently-published report written by Harvard's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Topics discussed ranged from the lack of diverse representation in the College's general education program to the problems faced by Arab Americans, who feel that they go unrecognized on campus.

Students Discuss Diversity and Inclusion
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Khurana Fields Criticisms on College Diversity

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana fielded student criticisms on the state of diversity programming on campus and promised Wednesday night to implement short-term initiatives outlined in a recent report on diversity at the College.

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Faculty May Vote To Reaffirm Commitment to Student Diversity

A report drafted by a faculty committee chaired by Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana outlines the development of religious, ethnic, and racial diversity at Harvard.