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Sanjana L. Narayanan

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Harvard Yard

The Graduating Class of 2021 By the Numbers

Each year, The Crimson conducts a survey of Harvard College’s graduating class, collecting data about where they are headed next, how they spent their time at Harvard, and what they think of the College and the country.

The Veritas Lab podcast

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Podcast: The Veritas Lab

Harvard professors are known for their cutting-edge research—and also for their effervescent and eccentric personalities. The Veritas Lab, hosted by Katelyn X. Li and Sanjana L. Narayanan, gives you a glimpse of both.

Student Life

Committee on Student Life Mulls Transportation to Allston

As the University prepares to open the new Allston campus in fall 2020, the Committee on Student Life discussed challenges associated with the move — including transportation and dining options — at its last meeting of the semester Thursday.

Dean O'Dair Interview

Three Years After Introduction of Sanctions, Some Groups’ Exemption Statuses Still Unclear

Though Harvard first announced its sanctions policy three years ago, the College has not yet decided whether to subject some student groups  — including House Committees and Diversity Peer Educators — to the penalties.

Dean Katie O'Dair

After Year-Long Vacancy, College in ‘Final Stages’ of Diversity Dean Search

After a more than year-long vacancy, the search for an associate dean of students for inclusion and belonging is in its “final stages,” Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said in an interview Tuesday.

University Hall

Committee on Student Life Approves 45 New Student Groups, Denies 11

Of the 58 total organizations applying for recognition, 44 were unanimously approved by both the Committee on Student Life and the UC Rules Committee, four were unanimously rejected, and 10 were contested by the two bodies.

Harvard Yard

In First State Court Hearing, Lawyers for Harvard and Single-Gender Social Groups Spar Over Sanctions

Attorneys for Harvard and single-gender social organizations presented opposing views of Harvard’s contentious social group sanctions in state court on Wednesday afternoon.

Student Groups

Student Life Committee Plans Review of Student Groups’ Comps

The Committee on Student Life discussed an assessment of the social group sanctions, preparations for the new Allston campus, and a prospective audit of student organizations’ “comp” processes in its first meeting of the year Thursday.

University Hall

Harvard To Discipline Student Groups Led by Members of Unrecognized Social Organizations

This is the first time that the College has formally documented a disciplinary process for student organizations whose members do not comply with the sanctions.

Lowell House Sustainability

Harvard Pilots ‘Space-Age Technology’ in New Lowell Suite

Freshly renovated Lowell House features a new "Dynamic Energy Suite" – a six-bedroom pod of dorm rooms with built-in technological enhancements that monitor power consumption and adjust lighting for better sleep and energy efficiency.

Lowell SCR

Top Harvard Administrators Join Lowell House Senior Common Room

Lowell House welcomed 49 new members — including former University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay — to its Senior Common Room this fall.

University Hall

Harvard College Appoints New Title IX Coordinator

Erin Clark will serve as the new Harvard College Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced in an email to students Friday afternoon.

Matthews Hall

Lockwood To Serve as Interim Freshman Resident Dean

Meghan Lockwood will serve as interim resident dean of Elm Yard, College administrators announced in an email to freshmen Friday.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1

Sanctions Lawsuit Will Proceed in Federal Court, Judge Rules

A judge ruled earlier this month that the federal lawsuit alleging the College’s social group sanctions are discriminatory will be moving forward with a subset of the original plaintiffs.