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Murr Center
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Student Athlete Advisory Council Creates Committee to Address Athlete Isolation

In response to structural and social divides between athletes and non-athletes, the Student Athlete Advisory Council created a new committee this semester to connect athletic teams and non-athletic organizations on campus.

University Hall
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Committee on Student Life Approves 45 New Student Groups, Denies 11

Of the 58 total organizations applying for recognition, 44 were unanimously approved by both the Committee on Student Life and the UC Rules Committee, four were unanimously rejected, and 10 were contested by the two bodies.

University Hall
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University Hall

University Hall, which sits at the center of Harvard Yard, is home to many administrative offices, including those of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard College.

Tourists in the Yard Weather
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Tourists in the Yard Weather

Tourists take photos of the John Harvard statue in front of University Hall.

Murr Center
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Athletics Study to Review Departmental Culture, Director Scalise Says

The ongoing study of Harvard's Athletics Department will largely examine the department’s culture, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview Friday.

University Hall Morning
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Harvard College Institutionalizes First-Year Retreat and Experience Program

The College officially institutionalized the pre-orientation program First-Year Retreat and Experience, which aims to orient under-resourced incoming students to life at Harvard, FYRE leadership announced Tuesday.

Murr Center
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After Admissions Scandals, Harvard Requires Coaches to Provide Proof of Recruits’ Athletic Abilities

In the wake of admissions scandals both nationwide and at the University, Harvard has implemented new policies — including requiring coaches to provide proof of recruits’ athletic abilities — to prevent fraudulent athletic admissions, according to Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.

University Hall Morning
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University Hall Morning

Tourists gather outside of University Hall at the center of Harvard Yard Wednesday morning. University Hall houses several administrative offices, including those of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard College.

Sally Chen at the Defend Diversity Rally
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‘A Day of Celebrating’: Students, Administrators Praise Admissions Ruling in Harvard’s Favor

“It is a victory for the diversity … that, I think, contributes significantly to our excellence,” Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Gay said at a faculty meeting, to thunderous applause. “If it was a cloudy day to start, hopefully it's ending with a few more bits of sun.”

Khurana in Winthrop
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Senator Grassley Sends Letter to Harvard Citing Concerns About Sullivan Dismissal

Grassley asked Bacow to provide responses to a series of questions about how administrators decided to remove Sullivan, and about the state of academic freedom at the University more broadly.

University Hall
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Harvard To Discipline Student Groups Led by Members of Unrecognized Social Organizations

This is the first time that the College has formally documented a disciplinary process for student organizations whose members do not comply with the sanctions.

khurana-divestment
College

Khurana Stresses Importance of Free Speech in Current Political Climate

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Wednesday interview he believes Harvard students should keep in mind the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ free speech policy as they air dissenting opinions and plan on-campus protests.

College Moderator Policy
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Harvard Outlines Free Speech Policy Mandating Moderators for Controversial Speakers

The new section of the guidebook states that groups bringing high-profile, controversial, or “VIP” guests to campus must notify the DSO at least a month in advance, and that a moderator may need to attend events if the DSO finds it necessary or if a group requests one.

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Student Life

Harvard College Working to Confront ‘Unpredictable’ Immigration Policies, Khurana Says

Harvard recently intervened in one College student’s visa re-application process after United States Customs and Border Protection detained him at Boston Logan Airport and denied him entry to the U.S.

Title IX Office
College Administration

As Classes Start Up, Title IX Training Completion Rate Nears 100 Percent

Ninety-nine percent of Harvard College students have now completed this year’s edition of the school’s annual Title IX training module. The 2019-2020 academic year marks the second time that course enrollment has been tied to completion of the training module.

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