Students Note a Cacophony of Mixed Opinions on Lowell Bells

The bells are rung by the Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers, an organization of “earplug-wearing and weather-braving” undergraduate bell ringers — and are officially known as “Klappermeisters,” according to the Lowell House website.

Student Activists Demonstrate During Junior Family Weekend

Dropping banners during events and marching through Harvard Yard, multiple student activist organizations held demonstrations throughout Junior Family Weekend, advocating for causes from a contract for Harvard’s graduate student union to the establishment of a formalized ethnic studies program.

Ethnic Studies protest

Students protesting on the steps of Widener Library demand that Harvard creates an Ethnic Studies department and multicultural center. A series of organized protests occurred throughout Junior Family Weekend.

Undergraduate Council Discusses Changes to Student Organization Funding Under Executive Session

The Harvard Undergraduate Council discussed funding options for student organizations under executive session — a private, off-the-record session of the Council, whose meetings are normally open to the public — at Sunday’s meeting.

DSO Appoints New Manager for Military Student Services

Harvard’s Dean of Students Office has appointed Craig Rodgers as Program Manager for Military Student Services, Associate Dean of Students Lauren Brandt wrote in an email to College affiliates Thursday.

One in Four Class of 2020 Athletes Quit Varsity Teams During Their Time at Harvard

Though hundreds of members of the Class of 2020 have suited up for Harvard’s 42 varsity athletic teams during their time at the College, more than one in four athletes ended up quitting their teams, according to online roster data.

37 Candidates Are Running for Harvard's Undergraduate Council. Two of Them Don't Want to Be.

After more than three dozen undergraduates announced this week that they would vie for the 16 open spots on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, two candidates say they have been entered into the race unwittingly and unwillingly.

College Approves Kirkland House Shield Change

The College granted Kirkland House preliminary approval to change its shield, capping a years-long effort by students and House affiliates to redesign the emblem due to its resemblance to the Confederate flag.

Kirkland Shield Change

The Kirkland Shield, thought by students to resemble the Confederate Flag, will be officially changed.

UC Midterm Ballot Issues

The Undergraduate Council met about ballot issues that they have encountered with their recent midterm elections.

New Gen Ed Lottery System Marks 'Significant Improvement,' Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he thinks Harvard’s new lottery system for General Education courses marks a “significant improvement” over the previous process in a Tuesday interview.

Dean Khurana on Lottery System

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said further changes to Harvard's General Education system are slated for upcoming semesters.

Students for Fair Admissions Files Appeal Brief in Harvard Admissions Case

Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions filed its opening appellate brief in federal court Tuesday as part of a longstanding lawsuit pending against Harvard over allegations that the College discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process.

Harvard Reaches Halfway Point of Ten-Year Allston Development Plan

With Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex set to hold classes for the fall 2020 semester, the University is more than halfway through completing its Institutional Master Plan, a ten-year development plan for its Allston campus that was first approved in 2013.

Khurana Discusses Value of Appointing Tenured Professors to Faculty Dean Posts

As Harvard College searches for five new pairs of faculty deans in the upperclassmen houses, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana spoke about the value of having tenured faculty fill those posts in an interview Tuesday.

Harvard Undergraduate Council Votes to Expand Caucus System Power

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council unanimously approved legislation expanding the reach and power of the body’s caucus system, which attempts to strengthen the UC’s connections with affinity groups on campus.

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