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Why Does Harvard’s Student Government Keep Failing?

Harvard undergraduates voted overwhelmingly to dissolve their student government. It was a long time in the making.

UC Logos Over Time
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UC Logos Over Time

Many variations of Harvard College student governments lived and died on the order of years.

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Anything Left?

A 1969 Crimson headline reads "Student Government — Is There Anything Left?"

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Chaos Engulfs UC

A multi-day election fraud scandal engulfed the UC in 2009, prompting a failed impeachment of the Council’s then-vice president, Kia J. McLeod ’10, the resignation of three members of the election commission, and a full investigation by Harvard IT services.

UC Elects Gabay
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UC Elects Gabay

The Undergraduate Council selected Carey W. Gabay ’94 as its first Black leader in 1993.

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UC Vote Tampering

In 1992, then-Vice Chair of the Undergraduate Council Maya G. Prabhu ’94 was accused of tampering with ballots for an internal social committee chair election.

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Dissolve UC

More than 75 percent of voters cast their ballot to scrap the UC, sounding the death knell for the body and ringing in the reign of the Harvard Undergraduate Association.

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Michael Cheng HUA

Michael Y. Cheng '22 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council on a promise to abolish the body.

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LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 - Widener
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Estabine and Johnson Elected as First Co-Presidents of the Harvard Undergraduate Association

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 will serve as the first co-presidents of the newly-formed Harvard Undergraduate Association, the body’s election commission announced Saturday.

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In Virtual Debate, Co-Presidential Candidates Outline Visions for HUA’s Inaugural Year

On the eve of the Harvard Undergraduate Association’s inaugural officer elections, six co-presidential tickets outlined their visions for the new student government in a virtual debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union Tuesday.

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Six Tickets Campaign to Head New Student Government — Including Four Featuring Ex-UC’ers

Six pairs of candidates are running to lead Harvard College’s newly-adopted student government, the Harvard Undergraduate Association, in its first year.

Emmett E. de Kanter ’24
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College Appoints Election Commission for New Student Government, Drawing Criticism from Former UC Leaders

The Dean of Students Office has appointed an interim election commission to conduct the first elections of the Harvard Undergraduate Association in a selection process some former UC members have called unconstitutional.

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Dean of Students Office Affirms Support for Newly-Adopted Student Government, Continuity of Club Funding

Harvard College Dean Students Katherine G. O’Dair affirmed her office’s support for the newly-ratified Harvard Undergraduate Association in an interview Wednesday — one week after students voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the 40-year-old Undergraduate Council in favor of the new student government.

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Cheng Resigns as UC President Amid Transition to New Student Government

Michael Y. Cheng ’22, who successfully led the charge to dissolve Harvard’s Undergraduate Council in favor of a new student government, resigned as president of the UC on Tuesday, leaving the transition to the new system in the hands of others.

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