Former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde will move out of Mather House at the end of this June, unsure of what lies ahead after stepping down from his administrative post in the middle of this year.
For almost all the members of the Class of 1991, the Gulf War was the first major U.S. military operation in their memory. To some students, the Gulf War was like a flash in the pan, seemingly over before it started. To others, the intervention was an important event that signaled what role the U.S. would play in world affairs in the coming years.
National media outlets have spent months puzzling over the strong support on college campuses for Democratic presidential nominee and 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders, but at Harvard that dynamic has gone misunderstood.
Though many elected graduate leaders of clubs have publicly and strongly challenged Harvard’s approach to the clubs for months, last week’s announcement has precipitated broader alumni engagement with the the future of these organizations on campus.
Continuing to mount pressure on administrators, over 200 women rallied in front of Massachusetts Hall Monday against a new Harvard policy that will bar members of unrecognized single-gender social organizations from holding leadership positions in official clubs and receiving top fellowships.
With its announcement Friday of sanctions for unrecognized single-gender social organizations, Harvard has capped off a year of tense relations with these groups. Here are the past year's most significant stories about Harvard's relationship with final clubs and other unrecognized groups.