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Samuel W. Zwickel

Staff writer Samuel W. Zwickel can be reached at samuel.zwickel@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @samuel_zwickel.

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Fall in Harvard Yard
College

Adams, Eliot Welcome New Resident Deans

Andrea “Andi” Wright and Charles “Chip” E. Lockwood will serve as the new resident deans of Eliot House and Adams House, respectively, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced to Harvard College staff in a Tuesday email.

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.

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
College

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.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

In Final Legal Push, Harvard Defends Motions to Dismiss Sanctions Complaints

Harvard filed documents Friday defending its motions to dismiss state and federal lawsuits alleging the College’s policies on single-gender social organizations are discriminatory.

University Hall
College

Nekesa Straker Appointed Senior Assistant Dean of Residential Life and First-Year Students

Nekesa C. Straker will serve as the new senior assistant dean of residential life and first-year students starting next academic year, Associate Dean of Students Lauren E. Brandt announced in an email to undergraduates Thursday afternoon.

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.

Classroom to Table
College

Classroom to Table Program Again Cancelled Mid-Semester

Classroom to Table — a program that brings together undergraduates and their professors for College-subsidized fine dining in Harvard Square — has been cancelled mid-semester due to lack of funding for the third consecutive term.

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.

Admissions Office
Crime

Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.

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