Timeline 2001-2002

Sept. 27

Approximately 2,400 students vote in Undergraduate Council representative elections, marking the largest voter turnout in the five years since the introduction of online voting. Nearly half the first-year class voted.


Sept. 28

A Muslim Harvard graduate student was verbally and physically harassed at the Harvard Square T stop in the only reported hate crime at Harvard after the terrorist attacks. The victim, who was wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf, was on her way to weekly congregational prayers.

Oct. 1

The Fly Club gains official tax-exempt status from the Cambridge City Council. The council’s vote was delayed for more than a year because of the Fly’s all-male membership—but the council’s lawyer advised them that withholding approval would be ineffective. Donors can take advantage of the exemption as long as the money goes toward improving the Fly’s building.