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College

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.

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College

Harvard Students Travel to Providence for Football Game Against Brown

Harvard’s football team faced off against Brown last week, bringing home a win 35-28. Droves of Harvard students traveled by train to party at tailgates, watch the football game, and visit friends in Providence, R.I.

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College

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.

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College

Dean of Students Office Reaffirms Independence of Harvard Undergraduate Association

Representatives from the DSO reaffirmed the independence of the Harvard Undergraduate Association amid controversies surrounding the student government’s early months.

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College

HUA Discusses Budget, Election Commission at Weekly Meeting

The Harvard Undergraduate Association discussed its upcoming budget process and the formation of a student election commission at its weekly meeting on Saturday.

FGLI Welcoming Ceremony
College

Students Gather for Inaugural First-Generation, Low-Income Welcome

Roughly 100 Harvard students convened at Memorial Church Saturday to celebrate first-generation, low-income members of the Class of 2026 in the inaugural FGLI welcoming ceremony.

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Student Groups

Display of 1,000 Backpacks in Harvard Yard, Representing Toll of Student Suicide, Seeks to ‘Send Silence Packing’

Roughly 1,000 backpacks symbolizing the annual toll of college student suicide in the United States were spread throughout Harvard Yard on Friday in a display seeking to raise awareness about student mental health.

LyLena D. Estabine ’24
College

Harvard Undergraduate Association’s First Referendum Voided Following Misunderstanding with Dean of Students Office

After soliciting votes for their first-ever referendum earlier this week, the Harvard Undergraduate Association announced Thursday that the results would be declared void, citing a constitutional misunderstanding with the Dean of Students Office.

Winthrop Gates
Student Life

‘Not What I Expected from Harvard’: Summer Research Interns Say Record Heat and Poor Communication Tarnished Experience

Faced with record-breaking heat and no air conditioning, some students on Harvard’s campus for the summer reported adverse living conditions and minimal support from program administrators.

HUA Meet and Greet
Student Groups

Voting Opens for Harvard College Students on HUA Fall Referendum Items

College students will weigh in on a number of questions put forth by the Harvard Undergraduate Association this week — ranging from the expansion of hot breakfast options to a College-wide holiday for Election Day.

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College

Embattled Former Gov Preceptor David Kane Teaching at Simmons

After accusations of racist blog posts, David Kane’s contract with Harvard as a Government preceptor ended in June 2021. But this fall, he will be back in a classroom — teaching a section of Statistics 118: “Introductory Statistics” at Simmons University.

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College

Harvard to Offer Third Covid-19 Booster Shot as PCR Testing Program Ends

Harvard will begin offering Moderna’s new Omicron Covid-19 booster shot to affiliates later this month, the University announced Tuesday.

Ryan Doan-Nguyen '25 - IOP Forum
Student Groups

Students Take Center Stage at IOP Forum in Inaugural ‘Our Narratives’ Event

The IOP hosted its inaugural “Our Narratives” event last week, inviting nine undergraduate students to the stage to tell their own stories about identity and public service.

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 Swearing In
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergraduate Association Convenes for Quiet Inaugural Meeting

The Harvard Undergraduate Association convened for its first-ever general meeting Saturday to inaugurate its officers, including co-presidents LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24.

El Jefe's New Location
Student Life

Students Mourn, Celebrate Relocated El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square

It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.

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