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Despite a near 60 percent increase in the number of club sports that applied for Undergraduate Council funding this semester, the Council is expected to, on average, fund organizations at higher rates than last year.
Flyby sat down with Undergraduate Council President Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 and Vice President Sietse K. Goffard ’15 at their office hours to see who knows the other better.
Following a meeting with University President Drew G. Faust last week, Undergraduate Council leaders are moving forward with plans to better include student voice in administrative and faculty decisions.
Alison F. Johnson, who is leading a committee of university members to update FAS policies sexual assault, is answering questions about the recent release of the Annual Security Report by HUPD. Johnson indicated that she thinks that the reason for Harvard's high number of forcible sex responses is that the university's reporting standards are better but that it should give no reason to not tackle the issue diligently.
Top Undergraduate Council leaders have dialed up their criticism of a perceived lack of student inclusion in administrative decisions and will meet with University President Drew G. Faust Friday to demand reform.
The Undergraduate Harvard Political Union hosts a discussion "Sexual Assault & Rape Culture" in the Lowell House Junior Common Room Thursday evening in which students voiced concerns and recommendations to improve communications and university response moving forward.
Eliot’s House committee plans to spend about $120 per every undergraduate resident this year, while Adams’ House committee intends to spend about $70, a Crimson analysis of recently disclosed House budgets found.
Few changes were made to this year’s budget, but the Council did debate how to allocate additional funds it will receive in revenue.
When he gave a speech on Thursday, United States Vice President Joe Biden could relate to Undergraduate Council Vice President Sietse K. Goffard ’15. But how much do they really have in common?
Eliot House Committee leaders agreed midday Thursday to allow their proposed budget to be published by the Undergraduate Council alongside other House committee budgets, but only after a tense back-and-forth.
Faculty members and undergraduates discussed revisiting the decision to no longer display course difficulty scores on Wednesday at a Committee for Undergraduate Education meeting.
Sietse K. Goffard '15, Gus A. Mayopoulos '15, and Stephen A. Turban '17 address the UC on Wednesday evening. A measure to increase accountability among members had just been passed.
Sietse K. Goffard '15 and Gus A. Mayopoulos '15 address the UC during the first meeting of the year on Sunday evening. They discussed increasing the UC representatives' accountability, the Q Guide, and grant money procedures.
The meeting marked the first official Council-wide gathering of the fall semester and featured 44 new Council members who were elected just two weeks ago.