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Sexual Assault Policy Unlikely To Change Soon

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds said this week that Harvard is nowhere close to making the changes to the school’s sexual assault policy advocated in an open student referendum, regardless of whether the motion passes when voting concludes Friday.

Committee To Examine Stress

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds has tasked a committee with finding ways to relieve stress for overburdened undergraduates.

Student Role in Ad Board Not Likely in Near Future, Hammonds Says

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds told an audience of students on Thursday that College administrators are nowhere near allowing students to participate in the Administrative Board’s decision-making process.

Allston Residents Anxious Over New Arena

Residents worried that Harvard's newly proposed basketball arena, slated for completion sometime between 2017 and 2022, and the noise that comes hand-in-hand collegiate sporting events might disrupt the predominantly residential neighborhood surrounding the proposed site.

Critics Call for Student Role on Ad Board

This fall, as a massive cheating scandal revives dormant calls for a Harvard honor code, some say it is high time for the dropped proposal of an alternative board to be reconsidered.

For Ad Board, Burdened Proof?

This fall, as students implicated in the current Government 1310 scandal try to clear their names, critics say the Ad Board's closed deliberations may not really offer due process.

Ad Board's Advising System Faces Criticism

As the massive Government 1310 scandal places unprecedented demands on the resident deans who are responsible for guiding their own students through the process and deliberating on the fates of dozens of others, critics say that the resident dean’s contradictory role is brought into even sharper focus.

Ad Board's Educational Mission Under Scrutiny

This fall, some of the roughly 125 students accused of improperly collaborating in Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress” will likely be forced to take a year off from school, a punishment that some say will dog them long after their undergraduate years but teach them nothing about appropriate academic practices.

Harvard Officially Files New Allston Plan

The plan outlines nine major proposals for Harvard’s properties across the Charles River, all of which the University expects to complete within a 10 years.

Faust Says Allston Complex Will Be A Capital Campaign Focus

University President Drew G. Faust said that building Harvard’s long-delayed Science Center in Allston will be a focal point of the University’s imminent capital campaign.