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Derek G. Xiao

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University Hall

Seven Votes

A Harvard committee's decision recommending a ban on membership in social groups was far from unanimous.

University Hall

Social Group Ban Revives Faculty Concerns Over Governance

The faculty committee was meant to ameliorate professors' worries that they weren't being heard—but a new ban on social groups has left some feeling more frustrated than ever.

The Clubhouse of the Fly

After Proposed Ban, Final Clubs Consider Suing Harvard

A faculty committee’s recommendation that social groups at Harvard be “phased out” by May 2022 has some final club graduate leaders considering legal action.

Fly Club

Faculty Committee Recommends Social Groups Be 'Phased Out'

A faculty committee has recommended that the College completely forbid students from joining “fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations” and replace existing penalties for members of the social groups that are set to go into place in the fall.

Knock Before Entering

Fox Club Again All-Male After 'Provisional' Membership Revoked for Women

The Fox Club will not allow the nine women who had enjoyed “provisional” status in the group to become full members, marking the club’s return to all-male status.

Dunster House

College Hires Resident Deans for Winthrop, Eliot, and Dunster Houses

The College appointed three new resident deans Tuesday—one in Winthrop House, one in Eliot House, and one in Dunster House—ending a months-long search.

David Friedrich

Associate Dean of Students Friedrich to Leave Harvard for MIT

In his new position as the Senior Director of Housing Operation and Renewal Planning at MIT, Friedrich will be responsible for the school’s residential system, and will oversee a project to renovate and renew it.

Honor Code
Student Life

Honor Council 2.0?

Two years in, some are questioning the Honor Council's role—and whether it can fulfill it.

Mark Zuckerberg at HAA meeting

Zuckerberg Asks Graduates to Create ‘Purpose’ in the World

Zuckerberg said the biggest challenge facing Harvard’s Class of 2017 is to create a world “where everyone has a sense of purpose.”

Mark E. Zuckerberg

College Confers 1,541 Degrees at 366th Commencement

​Harvard awarded 7,054 degrees and 12 certificates during the University’s 366th Commencement in a rainy Tercentenary Theatre Thursday morning.

Faust at Commencement

Faust Advocates for Free Speech in Commencement Address

University President Drew G. Faust laid out an impassioned defense of free speech in her annual Commencement address Thursday.

Co-Ed Graphic
Student Groups

Coping with Co-Ed

With a push for gender-netural social clubs on campus, some students and administrators are finding the shift less than simple.

Best for Last
Men's Basketball

Best for Last

In a playoff matchup against Yale, freshman Bryce Aiken posted his most impressive stat line of the season, finishing with a career-high 28 points.

John Kerry

John Kerry

Former Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Kennedy School's graduation address Wednesday.

John Kerry
Harvard Kennedy School

Kerry Urges Optimism at Kennedy School

Kerry urged the school’s Class of 2017 to pursue activism in a “moment of adversity” at a graduation ceremony for the school.