Student Groups

Harvard Affiliates Praise Supreme Court Ruling on DACA, Demand Further Immigration Reforms

Harvard affiliates celebrated the United States Supreme Court’s Thursday decision to block the Trump administration from immediately dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and called on lawmakers to institute additional progressive immigration reforms.

Harvard Coalition Pens Letter to President Bacow Calling for Racial Justice

The Harvard Coalition for Black Lives, a group spanning multiple schools and student organizations, penned a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Friday asking the University to take a number of actions to promote racial justice.

Student Organizers Critique DeVos’s New Title IX Regulations

In the wake of the release of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s new Title IX rule, some Harvard student organizations have expressed concern over aspects of the guidelines.

Harvard Students Report Strain of Online Semester in Undergrad Council Survey

The Undergraduate Council’s Student Experience Survey found students were dissatisfied with their transition to online learning and hope to return to campus this fall, according to a summary of the data presented this week.

Undergraduate Council Votes to Fund a Partnership with Meditation App Headspace

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council voted to fund a partnership with meditation app Headspaceat its final general meeting of the semester on Sunday.

Incoming Harvard Freshman Creates Platform to Supplement 'Virtual Visitas'

Admeeted — a personalized video call platform developed by Harvard undergraduates — aims to virtually connect the incoming Class of 2024 with each other and current Harvard affiliates to help mirror the experience of the cancelled in-person admitted students’ weekend.

August Pre-Orientation Programs Will Not Proceed as Usual Due to Coronavirus

Like much of the College’s programming, freshman pre-orientation programs aimed at helping incoming members of the Class of 2024 adjust to college life will not occur as normal due to the unpredictable patterns of the coronavirus.

Divest Harvard Calls University’s Carbon-Neutral Endowment Commitment 'Insufficient'

Divest Harvard, a student group calling on the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry, argues that Harvard’s commitment to making its endowment carbon-neutral by 2050 falls short of achieving their goal of total withdrawal from the industry.

Harvard Students Organize Virtual 'Pan-Asian Visitas' for Prospective Students

Harvard College’s Asian American student groups have organized a “Pan-Asian Visitas” to introduce their organizations to new admits and connect them with current students, as a supplement to the College’s online “Virtual Visitas” programing.

Harvard for Bernie Declines to Endorse Biden Despite Sanders' Pleas to Supporters

The 2020 Democratic primary has largely come to a close, with former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the presumptive nominee. Still, student political groups on Harvard’s campus remain divided over whether to coalesce around Biden for the general election.

Harvard, MIT Undergrads Create Volunteer Tutoring Platform to Serve K-12 Students Affected by Coronavirus Crisis

A team of Harvard and MIT undergraduates has launched “CovEd,” an online platform to pair volunteer tutors with grade school students.

Harvard Graduate Council Elects New Executive Board

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council elected Harvard Medical School student Chanthia C. Ma and Harvard Law School student Joshua J. Freundel as the body’s next president and vice-president at a Zoom meeting Monday night.

Harvard Students Host Virtual 'Black Visitas' for Prospective Freshmen

To supplement “Virtual Visitas” — Harvard College’s now-online admitted students weekend — student groups like the Harvard Black Students Association have organized “Black Visitas” to welcome new admits to Harvard and provide them with information about student life.

‘As Chaotic as Ever’: Student Groups Adjust to Extracurricular Life Off-Campus

With the transition to online instruction already underway, leaders of the College’s nearly 600 extracurricular offerings are also making the switch to virtual platforms to connect with their members and continue operations.

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