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Committee To Examine Stress

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds has tasked a committee with finding ways to relieve stress for overburdened undergraduates.


Sexual Assault Policy Unlikely To Change Soon

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds said this week that Harvard is nowhere close to making the changes to the school’s sexual assault policy advocated in an open student referendum, regardless of whether the motion passes when voting concludes Friday.


Student Role in Ad Board Not Likely in Near Future, Hammonds Says

Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds told an audience of students on Thursday that College administrators are nowhere near allowing students to participate in the Administrative Board’s decision-making process.

Men's Basketball

Allston Residents Anxious Over New Arena

Residents worried that Harvard's newly proposed basketball arena, slated for completion sometime between 2017 and 2022, and the noise that comes hand-in-hand collegiate sporting events might disrupt the predominantly residential neighborhood surrounding the proposed site.

Ad Board

Critics Call for Student Role on Ad Board

This fall, as a massive cheating scandal revives dormant calls for a Harvard honor code, some say it is high time for the dropped proposal of an alternative board to be reconsidered.

Ad Board

For Ad Board, Burdened Proof?

This fall, as students implicated in the current Government 1310 scandal try to clear their names, critics say the Ad Board's closed deliberations may not really offer due process.


Ad Board's Advising System Faces Criticism

As the massive Government 1310 scandal places unprecedented demands on the resident deans who are responsible for guiding their own students through the process and deliberating on the fates of dozens of others, critics say that the resident dean’s contradictory role is brought into even sharper focus.

College Administration

Ad Board's Educational Mission Under Scrutiny

This fall, some of the roughly 125 students accused of improperly collaborating in Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress” will likely be forced to take a year off from school, a punishment that some say will dog them long after their undergraduate years but teach them nothing about appropriate academic practices.

Men's Basketball

Harvard Officially Files New Allston Plan

The plan outlines nine major proposals for Harvard’s properties across the Charles River, all of which the University expects to complete within a 10 years.


Faust Says Allston Complex Will Be A Capital Campaign Focus

University President Drew G. Faust said that building Harvard’s long-delayed Science Center in Allston will be a focal point of the University’s imminent capital campaign.

Men's Basketball

University Unveils New Blueprint For Allston Development

After nearly year of discussion and drawing up blueprints, Harvard took a major step toward restarting Allston construction projects and outlined future development plans—which include the construction of a new basketball stadium—at Thursday’s Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting.

Men's Basketball

Harvard To Build New Basketball Arena

On the heels of a record-breaking basketball season and in the midst of a dominant run for Crimson football, Harvard will replace its undersized basketball stadium and renovate the nation’s oldest football stadium.

College Life

Number of Wintersession Programs To Plateau

College administrators expect to cap the number of registered programs offered this year for students returning to campus before the start of spring classes during Wintersession.

Student Groups

PBHA Programs Awarded Grants From Public Service Fund

Forty-six public service programs received a total of over $150,000 from the College-run President’s Public Service Fund on Tuesday.


Students Run in Allston's Brian Honan 5k Race

Before the 9th annual Brian Honan 5k Race in Allston last Sunday, Medha B. Gargeya '14 had never run a race. But when she found out that Harvard would cover the registration fee for the first 100 students to sign up, she decided to make the Honan 5K her first.