Undergraduate Council President Lee informs the council that hip-hop group OutKast will not perform at Harvard at a proposed May concert, despite the efforts of the Harvard Concert Commission. Lee cites the band’s recent increase in booking rate and the short notice for the concert date. College administrators later canceled the concert, at which Wyclef Jean and Jurassic 5 were to perform, citing concerns that not enough tickets would be sold in the limited time period. The delay in ticket sales was caused by a delay in the signing of the contract with the bands.
Defying the mandate of the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Cambridge School Committee narrowly approves the elimination of the Massachusetts Comprehension Assessment System test as a high school graduation requirement. Cambridge is the second school district to defy the state.
Suzy Wetlaufer ’81 announces her resignation from the Harvard Business Review after two months of controversy surrounding her affair with former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. Wetlaufer was profiling Welch for an article in the Review.