Undergraduate Council elections have kicked off amid some confusion about rules for soliciting petition signatures via Facebook.
The President’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault will begin hosting student focus group sessions early next month.
Several streets in an around the Square were temporarily shut down Wednesday evening, as a caravan of vehicles and limousines carrying Vice President Joseph R. Biden to and from a nearby fundraiser passed through Cambridge.
The Undergraduate Council detailed the timeline for presidential elections and the referenda procedure in its general meeting Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cambridge Police Department arrested an unidentified youth after an unarmed robbery Sunday outside Leverett House, following a chase.
Few changes were made to this year’s budget, but the Council did debate how to allocate additional funds it will receive in revenue.
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.
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.
Only about one out of every four candidates who ran in this year’s Undergraduate Council election was female—the greatest gender disparity in candidate declarations in five years. And of those elected, only slightly more than one out of three is a woman, according to a Crimson analysis confirmed by the UC Elections Commission.
Of the winners, about 30 percent are women, a sharp decline from last year, when the entire council was nearly evenly split.
For a growing group of UC candidates—fueled by the surprise victory of UC President Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 last year—humor has become the go-to strategy to separate themselves from this year’s field.