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In Wake of Sullivan Controversy, Some Winthrop Residents Apply to Transfer Houses

Two Winthrop undergraduates wrote and circulated a Medium post about their decision to transfer houses following Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan’s announcement he will represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Khurana, O’Dair Tight-Lipped on Winthrop Review, Miller Lawsuit

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana declined to comment on the Winthrop House “climate review” and a lawsuit brought by a pair of Winthrop tutors against an Eliot House faculty dean in a Tuesday interview.

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O'Dair Reflects on Student Support Initiatives From DSO's First Year

A few months ahead of the Dean of Students Office's one-year anniversary, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said administrators have been “making a lot of progress” toward their goals following the merger of the Freshman Dean’s Office and the Office of Student Life.

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Seneca Abandons Recognized Status, Provisionally Recognized as Independent Student Organization

The Committee on Student Life granted the Seneca provisional recognition as an Independent Student Organization in fall 2018, a change from its former status as a Recognized Social Organization.

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Amid Student Lobbying, U.S. Senator Pressures Bacow on Sanctions

Senator Michael K. Braun wrote that he hopes Harvard “reconsiders” its sanctions on single-gender social organizations in an open letter to the University earlier this month, writing that the policy constitutes a “senseless decision” that is “harming” students.

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In Final Legal Push, Harvard Defends Motions to Dismiss Sanctions Complaints

Harvard filed documents Friday defending its motions to dismiss state and federal lawsuits alleging the College’s policies on single-gender social organizations are discriminatory.

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College Life

Transformer Catches Fire Saturday Night, Causing Blackout

Roughly 600 customers of Eversource, an electric company, lost power Saturday evening after a transformer caught fire on Green Street and Putnam Avenue, affecting University affiliates living in several Lowell House swing housing buildings, according to Eversource.

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UC Rejects Statement in Support of Undergrad Who Filed Police Report About Confrontation With Winthrop Tutor

The UC voted against passing a statement of support for Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 — a student activist who has repeatedly called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. to step down after he announced he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — at their general meeting Sunday.

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Students Demonstrate in Support of Democracy in Sudan

Roughly fifty students gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Saturday afternoon to demonstrate support for democratic governance in Sudan.

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College Administration

DSO Halts Creation of ‘Gift Accounts’ for Tax-Deductible Donations to Student Groups

The Dean of Students Office has suspended the creation of new “gift accounts” for student organizations due to personnel vacancies, a DSO administrator wrote in an email to the leadership of the Harvard College Social Enterprise Association Monday.

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Education Professor’s Tweet Sparks Debate Over Harvard Dorm Crew

A group of academics and students have charged in articles and on Twitter that Dorm Crew — a Harvard College program in which undergraduates clean other students’ bathrooms for pay — is demeaning to the students who participate in it.

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Dean of Undergraduate Education Claybaugh Seeks to Improve Faculty Teaching, Advising

Claybaugh said one of her main priorities in the years ahead is to “do more” with academic advising, a request undergraduates have expressed to her since she took office. In particular, she hopes to pair students with advisers more tailored to their concentrations and focus on identifying common sources of academic stress.

Classroom to Table
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Classroom to Table Program Again Cancelled Mid-Semester

Classroom to Table — a program that brings together undergraduates and their professors for College-subsidized fine dining in Harvard Square — has been cancelled mid-semester due to lack of funding for the third consecutive term.

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Almost Half of New Harvard Student Organizations Denied Full Recognition

Newly approved student organizations include the Harvard Undergraduate Symphony Society, the Harvard Open Data Project, and PERIOD at Harvard College, according to Undergraduate Council Vice President Julia M. Huesa ’20.

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Bazzi and Kiiara to Headline Harvard Yardfest 2019

Bazzi and Kiiara will headline this year’s Yardfest, the College’s annual outdoor music festival, the College Events Board announced Wednesday night. ​​​​​​​

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