Although administrators praise the 37 percent response rate so far, students who are currently studying abroad or taking time off from school are not able to take the survey, prompting some criticism.
Environmental activist group Divest Harvard ended its six-day blockade of Massachusetts Hall on Friday after protesters delivered a petition demanding that Harvard divest its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels to Loeb House, an administrative building.
The blockade, which is part of a planned weeklong protest the group has dubbed “Heat Week,” came after the group trained protesters in civil disobedience tactics and held a rally at the First Parish in Cambridge earlier in the evening.
Beginning on Sunday, Divest Harvard plans to stage its most ambitious act yet, hoping to bring hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni to Harvard Yard to blockade Massachusetts Hall.
In preparation for the survey, administrators are emphasizing the confidentiality of the poll and are executing an aggressive publicity push to draw respondents.
Graduate boards are groups made up of Harvard College alumni who voluntarily take on oversight roles for specific clubs located on the undergraduate campus. Grad boards often work closely with undergraduate organizations’ leadership, though the extent of their influence varies from group to group
Administrators from the Office of Student Life held at least two meetings Monday, one for affiliates of the College’s all-male final clubs and another for female final clubs and other social organizations.
University President Drew G. Faust is defending Harvard’s governance structure after two Law School professors were sharply critical of the central administration in an op-ed that called for the formation of a faculty senate.
Harvard administrators will meet with the Cambridge Historical Commission on Thursday to seek approval for proposed renovations to the Smith Campus Center.
“I wish [Divest Harvard] would focus on accomplishing what we want to accomplish, which is have an effect on climate change,” University President Drew G. Faust said.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana says he wants to encourage undergraduates to rethink the ways in which their social organizations may be exclusive, but some worry that the College's stance on final clubs and similar groups is at best futile and at worst counterproductive.
University President Drew G. Faust will hold a panel on climate change on April 13, featuring Harvard science and public policy professors and experts outside the University.
Students voice concerns about public service funding, accessibility, and inclusive social spaces on campus at an open forum with University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Khurana.
The lawsuit’s dismissal, dated March 17, comes after Harvard and the State Attorney General’s office filed motions to dismiss the case urging the University to divest from fossil fuels.
In a speech in Beijing Tuesday morning, University President Drew G. Faust reiterated her argument that universities can help combat climate change through their research endeavors.