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William S. Flanagan

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Katie O'Dair
Undergraduate Council

Student Life Committee Examines Final Sanctions Plan

The Committee on Student Life met Thursday morning to discuss the College’s long-anticipated final implementation plan for its social group policy—and to begin to determine the committee’s role in evaluating that policy.

Adams House Renewal
House Life

Adams Students Ask Architects to Keep House Quirks in Renovation

Students called on architects to keep the "finer details" of Adams House intact during planned renovations at a town hall held Wednesday night.

BGLTQ Office
House Life

College Working to Debut Gender-Neutral Housing for Freshmen

The College is working to debut a gender-neutral housing option for first-year students starting next year with the Class of 2022.

Mather House
House Life

Mather House Committee Faces Backlash Over Shirt Design

A Housing Day t-shirt design parodying Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 album, “Damn,” has angered some Mather House residents, who say the design was racist.

Winthrop's Renovations
Student Life

Winthrop Admins Threaten Disciplinary Action After Vandalism

After repeated reports of “vandalism, theft, and destruction of property" over the weekend, Winthrop House administrators threatened disciplinary action.

Khurana at the UC Meeting
Student Life

Abraham to Lead Program for Low-Income, First Gen Students

Sadé Abraham will serve as director of a new summer program geared toward first generation, low-income, and under-resourced freshmen.

University Hall

Brandt Named Associate Dean of Students

Lauren E. Brandt ‘01 will oversee student life initiatives as Harvard College’s next Associate Dean of Students, administrators announced Friday.

Dean Fitzsimmons

College Admits 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2022

The College notified 964 students of their acceptance into the Class of 2022 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of the 6,630 applicants for early admission.

Admissions Office

Department of Justice Threatens Lawsuit Against Harvard in Admissions Probe

The Justice Department's investigation has stalled as Harvard has refused to turn over “a single document.”

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Spending Continues to Grow

Harvard awarded students a total of nearly $414 million in financial aid in fiscal year 2017, a roughly 4 percent increase from the previous year.

President Drew G. Faust at ROTC Airforce Signing Ceremony

Harvard Aims to Boost Veteran Admissions in New Partnership

Harvard will partner with the non-profit Service to School to assist U.S. combat veterans applying to higher education, partnering with a dozen other universities in the initiative.

Affirmative Action Discussion

Students Examine Harvard's Affirmative Action Case

Dozens of students gathered Wednesday to discuss a lawsuit challenging Harvard’s affirmative action admissions policy and explore equity in education more broadly.

Admissions Office

Justice Department Actively Investigating Harvard Admissions

The Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request has suggested an active investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies.

Dean Fitzsimmons

Harvard Will Accept Fewer Students in Class of 2022

After an unusually large freshman class this year, Harvard College will accept fewer students into the Class of 2022 in hopes of admitting more students off the waitlist.

Mining for Silver
Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Mining for Silver

Vegas might be the Entertainment Capital of the World, but northern Nevada deserves more credit for its subtle pleasures.