College Administration

Larry Wilmore Speaks at Class Day

At Harvard Class Day 2023, Comedian Larry Wilmore Calls on Graduating Seniors to Pursue Their Passions

Emmy Award-winning television writer and comedian Larry Wilmore addressed the Harvard College Class of 2023 Wednesday, encouraging students to view success as a journey rather than a destination.

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When Harvard’s Clubs Become Companies

While most clubs advertise opportunities to find social connection or gain pre-professional experience, a small-but-growing number of student organizations boast perks and resources more akin to those of small corporations — including themed apparel, glamorous formal events, all-expenses-paid travel, financial aid, and six-figure budgets.

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Harvard College Sees Drop in Honor Council Cases in 2021-22 Following Six-Year High

The Harvard College Honor Council reviewed 100 academic dishonesty cases in the 2021-22 school year, 12 of which resulted in withdrawals, according to a report released this semester.

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Student Groups

After Meeting with Harvard Admin on ‘Swatting’ Attack, Black Student Leaders Say Demands Remain Unanswered

Senior Harvard administrators did not agree to the demands of Black student leaders during an hourlong conversation Friday about the University’s response to the Leverett House “swatting” attack but pledged to meet with the students again, according to three people at the meeting.

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Harvard Charges Student Groups Up to Thousands for Commencement Housing, Sparking Outcry

Harvard is set to charge student groups requesting Commencement housing from Harvard up to thousands of dollars in a marked shift from previous policy, which allowed student groups to stay for free.

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Harvard Undergrads Launch Petition for Increased Access to Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms in Campus Buildings

The Harvard Undergraduate Queer Advocates launched a petition requesting increased access to gender-inclusive restrooms in major academic and residential buildings on campus in early April.

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Harvard College Dean Khurana Affirms Importance of Free Idea Exchange

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana reiterated his commitment to free academic exchange in an interview Tuesday.

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For Two Years, Harvard ‘Intellectual Vitality Committee’ Has Quietly Discussed Campus Culture

A group of Harvard undergraduates, faculty, and alumni have been quietly meeting over the past two years to examine what they see as a lack of free idea exchange at the College.

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As Harvard College Puts the Brakes on Scooter Use, Undergrads Feel Kicked to the Curb

As Harvard College doubles down on its restrictions for the usage of bicycles, scooters, and other micromobility devices, some undergraduates are frustrated with security and convenience challenges brought on by the policy.

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After HUFPI Financial Mismanagement Claims, Harvard DSO to Audit Student Org System

Months after allegations of financial mismanagement in a Harvard student organization, the Dean of Students Office is set to conduct an audit of Harvard independent student organizations in conjunction with Harvard’s risk management office.

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Harvard Student Groups, Alumni, Deans Condemn Leverett House ‘Swatting’ Attack

Harvard students, administrators, and alumni condemned Monday’s early morning “swatting” attack, which saw at least five Harvard University Police Department officers enter a Leverett House suite with riot gear and assault rifles.

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House Life

The Pfinalists: Pforzheimer Faculty Dean Search Down to Three Pairs of Candidates

The search for the next faculty deans of Pforzheimer House is down to three pairs of candidates, Pforzheimer Resident Dean Monique A. Roy announced in an email to house affiliates Monday.

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Ex-HUFPI President Denies Financial Misconduct, But Club Says More Than Half of Funds Still Missing

Former President of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative Sama E.N. Kubba ’24 denied recent reporting of financial misconduct in a statement on her personal website Wednesday — though the club says they are still awaiting the return of more than half of the approximately $30,000 she transferred to her personal account.

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Student Groups

Former HUFPI President Criticizes ‘Lies’ in Crimson Article Investigating Alleged Financial Mismanagement

Sama E.N. Kubba ’24, former president of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative, released a statement on her personal website Wednesday addressing what she said were inaccuracies in a recent article published by The Harvard Crimson, which detailed the disputes and allegations of financial mismanagement surrounding her tenure as HUFPI president.

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Student Groups

‘Still Unresolved’: Harvard Student Group Missing Approximately $30,000 After Leadership Dispute

The former president of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative, just weeks after the conclusion of her term, transferred approximately $30,000 from the organization’s bank account to her own. In the months since the Jan. 1 transfer, HUFPI has tried — and failed — to recover all the funds from its former president, Sama E.N. Kubba ’24.