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Ella L. Jones

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Year in Review

Arts Vanity: The Perfect Moment for Every Song from my Summer 2023 Playlist

This feels like a good starting point. It’s been the spring, summer, and fall of “Tití Me Pregunto.” Please, everyone, stop in your tracks and play it on full blast wherever you are in order to secure a “Tití Me Pregunto” winter. I’ll be honest, it’s no “Yo Perreo Sola,” but nothing gets the people going like this song (sorry, “N*ggas in Paris”) — even if they speak absolutely zero words of Spanish.

Dean of Students Thomas Dunne October 2023

Harvard Dean of Students Dunne Says Office Looking at Options to Rework Student Activities Fee as Undergrads Opt Out

Harvard College Dean of Students Thomas Dunne said during a Tuesday interview that the Dean of Students Office is working to understand the history and purpose of the student activities fee as an increasing number of students opt out of the $200 annual expense.

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Harvard HoCos Face Budget Cut as Undergrads Opt Out of Annual $200 Student Activities Fee

Harvard College’s House Committees are searching for new ways to fundraise following a 5 percent decrease in annual funding from the Dean of Students Office, according to an October document obtained by The Crimson.

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Nearly Half of Surveyed Male Harvard Freshmen Interested in Joining Final Clubs, Other Social Orgs

Even though recruitment for Harvard’s exclusive social organizations — final clubs — generally takes place in a class’ sophomore fall, the topic is top of mind for a number of members of the Class of 2027.

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From Two Decades at Princeton to Harvard’s Next Dean of Students, Meet Thomas Dunne

When Thomas Dunne first stepped onto Harvard’s campus, he was unsure if he was even allowed to walk through Harvard Yard.

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Harvard Pauses Recognition of New Student Orgs, Leaving Unrecognized Clubs Without Resources

The Harvard College Dean of Students Office will not recognize newly formed student organizations for the 2023-24 academic year, according to a Sept. 13 statement from Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Leadership Andrew Donahue.

House Packages

Weeks After Move-In, River House Students Express ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Direct Dorm Package Delivery

Beginning Aug. 16, Harvard temporarily hired Olympia Moving and Storage to handle the processing and delivery of packages directly to the dorms of students living in the nine houses located along the Charles River. The change has drawn mixed reviews from students, who lauded the ease of having packages delivered to their dorms but bemoaned the system’s shortcomings.

Crowd with Youre at Crimson Jam 2023

‘Sunroof’ Singer Nicky Youre Lights Up Harvard Yard at Crimson Jam

Making his stage entrance to chants of “Hey Nicky, you’re so fine,” pop artist Nicky Youre called on Harvard students to put their hands up and get their heads out of the sunroof during Crimson Jam, the College’s annual fall concert.

First Day of Classes

‘Great to Be Back’: Harvard Undergrads Flock Into Classrooms for First Day of Fall Classes

Harvard undergraduates filled the University’s lecture halls for the first day of fall classes on Tuesday morning, which officially marked the end of summer and the start of a new semester.

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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.

Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) Courtyard

Harvard Dean of Students Office Weighing Proposal to Temporarily Freeze Creation of New Clubs

Harvard College’s Dean of Students Office has proposed a temporary pause on the creation of new student organizations, citing limited resources to accommodate the needs of existing clubs.

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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 Iranian Student Association Hosts Celebration of Nowruz Dedicated to ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Movement

Students, faculty, and affiliates across Harvard’s campus came together on the first day of spring for Nowruz, a celebration of the beginning of Persian New Year, during an event hosted by Harvard Iranian Student Association March 25.

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Students Receive First-Round 2023 Interhouse Transfer Decisions

Almost two hundred students learned their housing fates last week with the release of this year’s first round of decisions for fall interhouse transfer applications.

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House Life

‘A Celebration of Black Harvard’: Undergraduates Partake in Black History Month Events

Throughout February, Harvard students are commemorating Black History Month with celebrations put on by undergraduate houses and affinity groups.