College Places HCFA On ‘Probation’ After Group Barred Student in Same-Sex Relationship from Leadership
The College has placed Harvard College Faith and Action on “administrative probation” for a year after the organization pressured a female member of its student leadership to resign in September following her decision to date a woman.
Some College-run advising and mentorship programs tailored to freshmen recently published guidelines outlining how they may be affected by the College’s sanctions.
Harvard undergrads hurriedly googled the words “Lawrence Bacow” and scoured his Wikipedia page for answers.
Harvard’s soon-to-be 29th president strolled into Loeb House the morning of his confirmation unnoticed and under the radar.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana applauded the Hasty Pudding Theatricals for its decision to cast women starting fall 2018, noting the move came at the “right time.”
Hours before the Hasty Pudding announced its decision to cast women last month, Mila Kunis privately phoned at least one member of the Pudding's graduate board to discuss the move.
The Office of Student Life could continue to tweak the recommendations even after staffers send the plan to students, Khurana said.
Approximately 100 students registered to attend the first sorority recruitment event this semester, marking a significant drop from previous years.
Some analysts say a president from outside the University would bring a fresh point of view and might be better able to navigate federal scrutiny while wielding global clout.
As news of the Pudding’s decision spread on social media, women across campus vowed they would return to the stage to try out for the group.
Members and alumni of sororities across the nation took to social media Tuesday to offer support for Harvard sororities’ planned defiance of the College’s sanctions.
“Less than 20 [candidates], they definitely should be doing candidate interviews,” said John Assunto, a managing partner of a search firm.
Kappa Kappa Gamma—the third sorority to come to Harvard—is the first campus sorority to go co-ed since the College announced its social group penalties in May 2016.
After more than a year of turmoil—student protest, Faculty outcry over lack of involvement, multiple committee reviews, and backlash from social groups—the Harvard Corporation voted to keep the College's sanctions and put an end to the debate.
Three sororities will host a recruitment process open to all freshmen women next semester, reaffirming their membership status after Harvard finalized its sanctions.