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Sanjana L. Narayanan

Staff writer Sanjana L. Narayanan can be reached at sanjana.narayanan@thecrimson.com.

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The Fox Door
College

Fox Club to Remain All-Male as Graduate Members Once Again Reject Co-Ed Proposal

The measure failed after 52.9 percent of voters — less than the two-thirds necessary to change the club’s membership policies, per the club’s governing documents — assented.

University Hall
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Emily Quigley Appointed New Director of Harvard First-Year Outdoor Program

Emily S. Quigley will serve as the new director of Harvard’s First-Year Outdoor Program, as well as the outdoor and recreation coordinator at the Dean of Students Office, Kate Colleran — the senior director for student organizations and resources at the DSO — announced Wednesday.

The Fox Door
College

Fox Considers Going Co-Ed After Undergrads Vote For Gender-Neutral Membership Twice

After its College student membership voted twice to go co-ed this spring, the Fox Club Graduate Association will meet May 14 to approve or reject the proposal, according to documents obtained by The Crimson.

Fall in Harvard Yard
College

Following Activities Fee Increase, More Students Opt Out

Following the College’s decision last year to raise the student activities fee — an optional sum Harvard undergraduates pay as part of their enrollment costs — more students opted out of paying the fee this year.

Dean O'Dair Interview
College

O'Dair Reflects on Student Support Initiatives From DSO's First Year

A few months ahead of the Dean of Students Office's one-year anniversary, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said administrators have been “making a lot of progress” toward their goals following the merger of the Freshman Dean’s Office and the Office of Student Life.

University Hall
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Seneca Abandons Recognized Status, Provisionally Recognized as Independent Student Organization

The Committee on Student Life granted the Seneca provisional recognition as an Independent Student Organization in fall 2018, a change from its former status as a Recognized Social Organization.

United States Capitol
College

Amid Student Lobbying, U.S. Senator Pressures Bacow on Sanctions

Senator Michael K. Braun wrote that he hopes Harvard “reconsiders” its sanctions on single-gender social organizations in an open letter to the University earlier this month, writing that the policy constitutes a “senseless decision” that is “harming” students.

Science Center Plaza in Spring
On Campus

Science Center Plaza in Spring

University Hall
College Administration

DSO Halts Creation of ‘Gift Accounts’ for Tax-Deductible Donations to Student Groups

The Dean of Students Office has suspended the creation of new “gift accounts” for student organizations due to personnel vacancies, a DSO administrator wrote in an email to the leadership of the Harvard College Social Enterprise Association Monday.

University Hall
College

College Eliminates Experiential Learning Center, Director to Leave Harvard

The Dean of Students Office will not be moving forward with the Experiential Learning Center, the center’s director Paul R. “Coz” Teplitz ’03-’09 announced in an email to leaders of the First-Year Outdoor Program Thursday.

University Hall
College

Almost Half of New Harvard Student Organizations Denied Full Recognition

Newly approved student organizations include the Harvard Undergraduate Symphony Society, the Harvard Open Data Project, and PERIOD at Harvard College, according to Undergraduate Council Vice President Julia M. Huesa ’20.

Wale at Yardfest
College

Yardfest Returns to Sunday Afternoon With Ban on Guests, Re-Entry

College students will not be allowed to bring guests to this year’s Yardfest — a spring music festival held annually in Harvard Yard — according to an email sent to undergraduates Monday by the Dean of Students Office.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

Alleging Sex Discrimination, Greek Organizations Insist Courts Must Hear Social Group Lawsuits

Plaintiffs in the social group lawsuits rejected Harvard’s Feb. 8 motions to dismiss their state and federal complaints and asserted the legal merits of their arguments in Friday court filings.

Dunster Dorm Storm
College

Annual Housing Day Sees 'Absolutely Electric' Turnout

Upperclassmen waving banners and sporting House apparel — from face paint to full-body penguin costumes — congregated in Harvard Yard Thursday morning to welcome freshmen to their new residences.

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia
Undergraduate Council

Harvard to Consider Potential Audit, Regulations of Student Comps

The College’s Committee on Student Life is considering an audit of “comp” processes, according to several attendees of the Feb. 14 committee meeting. Concerns voiced among members of the committee follow previous debate within the UC about the merits of comps.

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