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Harvard Today Sep 30, 2022

In the News

Does Harvard’s Advising System Work?

Harvard lauds its advising system as “the key" to ensuring students can fully explore the school's curricular and co-curricular opportunities. But some students and advisers are less convinced of its merits.

Harvard Undergraduate Association Submits Six-Figure Funding Proposal to College Administrators

Citing inflation and larger class sizes, the Harvard Undergraduate Association met with College administrators Thursday to request $682,000 in funding for the 2023 fiscal year.

Second Time’s the Charm: HKS Selects Student Government Leaders in Second Election Attempt

It took two elections, two debates, and eight days longer than expected, but the Harvard Kennedy School has finally elected a new student government.

ON FLYBY

Flyby Tries: Outdoor Studying

If you are looking to take advantage of the last few weeks of nice weather left in the semester, look no further! We have a guide to provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to know about how to make the outdoors the best study spot it can be! No more excuses for not having that aesthetic study session by the Charles.

IN THE REAL WORLD

Sabotage May Be the Cause of the Burst of Two Pipelines

On Monday, two explosions under the Baltic Sea caused the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which run from Russia to Germany, to leak. There are concerns among the European government that the leaks were not accidental but an act of sabotage. 

Biden Cuts Back on Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Amid two lawsuits filed this week, the Biden administration has decided to scale back on the student loan forgiveness program. This change will exclude people who took out federal student loans that were handled by private banks.

Scientists Find Oldest Teeth Ever Discovered 

Fish fossils found in China included teeth that are 14 million years older than any other teeth in the world. This discovery was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The findings suggest that jawed fish are millions of years older than previously thought.