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With its tendency to approve legislation, the Undergraduate Council may be straying away from taking more meaningful stances on campus issues.
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College seniors debated the value of donating to Senior Gift late last week as the Undergraduate Council’s former president critiqued the annual fundraising drive and his peers sparred over the initiative by sending GIFs over a class email thread.
The Undergraduate Council voted to request reviews from administrators about the recent decision to change the body overseeing the Bureau of Study Counsel from University Health Services to the College at its last general meeting of the semester on Sunday.
Representatives from the Undergraduate Council detailed on Sunday a “student social life study,” which aims to quantitatively assess the social life of Harvard undergraduates.
At the Undergraduate Council’s general meeting on April 26, representatives discussed the Evaluation Task Force’s reports of its Student Faculty Committee, Freshman Class Committee, and calendar application, Ventfull.
Questions about Ventfull came as a UC task force charged with compiling a report on new Council initiatives decided to recommend continued support of the application.
The Undergraduate Council’s Finance Committee recently chose to cap funding for annual student performances at $1,000 this semester in an attempt to push student groups hosting the events to search for funding sources outside the UC.
Harvard Project winner Savannah N. Fritz ’17 speaks to the Council about her plans for the “Freshman Enrichment Program” at the UC’s penultimate general meeting of the semester.
Daniel V. Banks ’17 and Shaiba Rather ’17, co-chairs of the UC’s Student Initiatives Committee, invite “Harvard Project” winner Savannah M. Fritz ’17 to speak in front of the Council.
The Freshman Enrichment Program, which was one of three finalists chosen last week by the Council’s Student Initiatives Committee, aims to help students from under-resourced high schools transition to life at Harvard.
The Undergraduate Council’s Student Initiatives Committee named three finalists from the original 15 proposals submitted to its ‘Harvard Project’ grant initiative at its general meeting Sunday.
UHS Director Dr. Paul J. Barreira speaks to the Undergraduate Council on the Bureau of Study Counsel's move under the College's purview this July.
The Undergraduate Council at its general meeting on Sunday voted down a piece of legislation that would have allowed activist group Divest Harvard to publicize “Heat Week” events through the UC’s email list.