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Katie O'Dair
College Administration

College Launches Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office will oversee oversee residential life, diversity and inclusion initiatives, student experience, and student advising for the entire College.

Harvard Admissions
College

Admissions Lawsuit Trial Date Set for Oct. 2018

​The pending lawsuit alleging the College discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process will go to trial Oct. 15, according to a May 23 court filing.

Crime

Two College Students Arrested on Multiple Charges

The undergraduates had broken into the Lowell House construction site, per a public HUPD log filed May 14.

Harvard Admissions
College

82 Percent of Admits Plan to Join Class of 2022

Around 82 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2022 have accepted their offers of admission so far, though more students will be admitted from the waitlist in the coming months.

Mental Health Survey Graphic
College

Mental Health Survey Shows Lack of Awareness of Student Resources

More than one in seven surveyed undergraduates reported in a recent wellness survey that their emotional health has had a negative effect on their academic performance.

The PSK
College

Penalties Now Apply: The Class of 2021 Navigates the Sanctions

The first class of students affected by this policy has reacted to the sanctions in a variety of ways.

The Spee Club
College

Social Groups’ Grad Boards Could Pose Obstacle to Avoiding Sanctions Under New Plan

Harvard could deny recognition—and exemption from the College’s sanctions—to student social groups whose graduate boards it determines exert too much sway over the organizations.

Primal Scream
College

Skyclad Students Streak into Spring

More than a hundred naked undergraduates celebrated their last night of freedom before finals by running a lap around the Yard as part of the semesterly tradition.

The Spee Club
College

Harvard May Demand Social Groups Submit Gender Breakdowns to Avoid Sanctions

Harvard is considering requiring gender-neutral student social groups to disclose anonymized gender breakdowns to the College in order to avoid Harvard’s sanctions, per an email obtained by The Crimson.

HCFA Building
College

In Private Meeting About HCFA, Dean Cited Fears Harvard Seen as Attacking Christianity

At the March 9 meeting, Davis said some administrators worried Harvard would be perceived as waging war on Christianity if the College punished HCFA further, according to four students in attendance.

Weekly UC Meeting
College

UC Voting Records Were Editable by All College Students

For months, the online voting records of the UC could be altered by any student with a valid College email address.

University Hall
College

College Students Excited for New Education Secondary

The new secondary is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to education, with classes focusing on education policy, the sociological and economic impacts of education, as well as pedagogy.

Capitol Building
College

Harvard Undergrads Lobby Congress In Effort to Imperil Sanctions

The students are particularly lobbying around the PROSPER Act, a proposed update to the Higher Education Act that—if passed—could force Harvard to choose between millions of dollars in federal research funding and its social group penalties.

Walk Out for Gun Control
College

Harvard Students Sit In for Gun Control

Roughly 100 College affiliates, visiting high schoolers, and Cambridge residents sat on the steps of Widener Library for three hours Friday as part of a nationwide demonstration against gun violence.

Imprisoned in a Box
Student Groups

Students Hold 24-Hour Protest Against Solitary Confinement

During each hour of the “7x9” protest, a volunteer sat inside a 7-foot by 9-foot box made of tape, providing a visual representation of the small area allotted to prisoners placed in solitary confinement.

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