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Jonah S. Berger

Staff writer Jonah S. Berger can be reached at jonah.berger@thecrimson.com.

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Open Data Project 2018 UC Election Results Prediction
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Harvard Open Data Project Predicts Palaniappan and Huesa Will Win UC Race

Based partly on its poll of the student body last week, the Harvard College Open Data Project has predicted Sruthi Palaniappan ’20 and Julia M. Huesa ’20 will win the 2018 Undergraduate Council presidential election.

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UC Puts Two Divestment Referenda on Election Ballot

The UC voted to place two referenda challenging Harvard's investment decisions on the ballot for its presidential election this week. The questions ask whether Harvard should divest from fossil fuels and the prison industry.

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Outsider Candidates Face Hurdles Running for Council Leadership

Five years after two non-UC members claimed the student body’s highest elected offices for the first time in its history, more outsiders have tossed their hats in the ring than in any Council election in over a decade.

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UC Questions When to Pay for Student Events Under New Funding Structure

A recent update to the way the College funds student groups has left the Undergraduate Council with more money than ever before. But it has also sparked disagreements within the body over when it should fund student events.

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Four Tickets to Run in UC Presidential Election

Prospective candidates needed to gather 150 signatures from fellow students by Monday evening to appear on the ballot. Voting will run from Monday, Nov. 12 to Thursday, Nov. 15.

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UC Votes Down $9,600 For Student Dinners and Advising Outings

The first program proposed providing 40 groups of six students each — four sophomores considering a concentration and two upperclassmen already enrolled in that concentration — with money to eat at a restaurant of their choice in Harvard Square.

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UC Candidates Say Empty Website and Understaffed Election Commission Spur ‘Goose Chase’ for Information

Candidates girding for Undergraduate Council presidential elections have had difficulties reaching the UC website and the body tasked with answering questions.

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Undergraduate Council to Fund Free Meals for Harvard Students at Local Restaurants

UC member Abby T. Scholer ’21, who sponsored the legislation, said the program is targeted to students who do not feel comfortable at large social events and would rather meet peers in a more intimate setting.

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UC Defends Affirmative Action, Calls for Changes to Admissions Process

The vote comes the day before the University faces off in court against advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions in a case that could decide the fate of affirmative action in the United States.

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Undergraduate Council President and VP Say UC Will Remain Neutral on Admissions Suit

UC President Catherine L. Zhang ’19 and VP Nicholas D. Boucher ’19 said the Council does not plan to take a public stance on the ongoing lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

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Claybaugh Discusses 'Serious' Shopping Week Problems with Undergrad Council

Eliminating shopping week would ultimately require a vote of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and that vote will not happen until FAS conducts further research on possible alternatives, Claybaugh said.

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UC Votes Down Legislation Reps. Contend Would Decrease Transparency

A roll-call vote entails that each UC representative must state out loud whether they support or oppose a piece of legislation, with their individual votes recorded on the publicly accessible UC website.

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Undergraduate Council's Annual Budget Increases By More Than One-Third

The $650,000 budget — which will likely be given the final nod by administrators in the coming days — will provide the Council with a roughly 34 percent increase in revenue from last year.

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Undergraduate Council Demands Harvard Investigate Kavanaugh Allegations

Harvard's Undergraduate Council voted Sunday night to demand the University investigate allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted several women before allowing the judge to return to lecture at the Law School this winter.

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Forty-Four Students Win Seats on Undergraduate Council

Forty-four students were elected to the Council in a relatively high turnout election, the UC Election Commission announced Thursday evening. In total, 1,885 students voted this year.

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