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Michael E. Xie

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Harvard College Faith and Action

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.

Steering Committee Discusses FOP's Future

Student Groups Release Sanctions Guidelines Pre-Enforcement Plan

Some College-run advising and mentorship programs tailored to freshmen recently published guidelines outlining how they may be affected by the College’s sanctions.

The First Speech

Undergraduates Ponder No. 29

Harvard undergrads hurriedly googled the words “Lawrence Bacow” and scoured his Wikipedia page for answers.

Loeb House

Hiding in Plain Sight

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
Student Groups

Khurana Says Pudding Co-ed Move Came at ‘Right Time’

​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.”

Mila Kunis Pudding Pot

Mila Kunis Privately Urged Hasty Pudding Grad Board to Cast Women

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.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
Student Life

Khurana Declines to Give Timeline for Final Sanctions Plan

The Office of Student Life could continue to tweak the recommendations even after staffers send the plan to students, Khurana said.

Sorority Rush Numbers
Student Life

As Sanctions Take Effect, Sorority Interest Halves

Approximately 100 students registered to attend the first sorority recruitment event this semester, marking a significant drop from previous years.

External Candidates Hold Some Advantages in Presidential Search
Central Administration

The External Edge

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.

Weeks Reads Farkas Letter

After Pudding Cast Goes Co-Ed, Women Vow to Audition

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.

A Recurring Fight
Student Groups

Sororities Support Harvard Chapters’ Defiance of Sanctions

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.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Experts Say Search Committee Likely Interviewing Candidates

“Less than 20 [candidates], they definitely should be doing candidate interviews,” said John Assunto, a managing partner of a search firm.

Kappa Kappa Gamma
Student Life

Kappa Kappa Gamma Now Gender-Neutral Club 'The Fleur-de-Lis'

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.

Bee & Delphic

Social Group Sanctions To Stay

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.

A Recurring Fight
Front Middle Feature

Sororities To Proceed With Recruitment, Defying Sanctions

Three sororities will host a recruitment process open to all freshmen women next semester, reaffirming their membership status after Harvard finalized its sanctions.