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Mert Geyiktepe

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Undergraduate Council

‘Growing Pains’: Harvard Undergraduate Association’s First Semester Draws Mixed Reviews

With the HUA’s inaugural semester drawing to a close, students are split on whether the new government is more of the same, or the start of a new chapter in Harvard’s historically acrimonious student government.

Declaration Day Event
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergraduate Association Reflects on Declaration Day, New Mascot Project at General Meeting

During its weekly meeting Sunday, the Harvard Undergraduate Association reflected on several recently completed projects, including a Declaration Day event and the debut of a turkey mascot at Saturday’s Harvard-Yale game.

University Hall
Student Groups

As FIFA World Cup Begins, Students Host March and Vigil Commemorating Lives of Nepali Migrant Workers in Qatar

More than 50 students gathered outside University Hall on Sunday for a march and vigil in remembrance of the migrant workers who died during preparations for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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On Campus

Harvard Undergraduate Association Allocates $1,000 to Pilot New Turkey Mascot

A new Harvard Undergraduate Association initiative will allocate $1,000 toward piloting a turkey as Harvard’s new mascot in response to a perceived lack of school spirit.

Loeb House
Student Groups

Harvard Undergraduate Association Discusses Search for Next University President

The Harvard Undergraduate Association discussed the search for the University’s next president and campus initiatives at its general meeting Sunday. Caleb K. King ’23, who serves on the 18-member student advisory group counseling the presidential search committee, joined the meeting to provide insight on the process and solicit student input.

Travis Allen Johnson ’24
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergraduate Association Discusses Campus Accessibility and Security at General Meeting

The Harvard Undergraduate Association discussed ongoing initiatives and reviewed funding for a campus-wide laundry accessibility project at its general meeting Sunday.

Registrar's Office
Student Groups

Harvard Undergraduate Association Introduces Social Transition Fund, Unveils Election Commission

The Harvard Undergraduate Association allocated money for a gender-affirming transition fund and unveiled its newly appointed election commission at a Saturday meeting.

Smith Center Harvard Commons

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.

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.

Harvard Yard

HUA Wraps Up Summer Storage Program Amid Confusion, Frustration

The Harvard Undergraduate Association undertook its first major task since its formation in May by organizing the summer storage program, but some participants said the program was marked by confusion and disorganization.

Emmett E. de Kanter ’24
Undergraduate Council

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.

Michael Cheng

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.

HUA Transition Meeting
Undergraduate Council

At First Meeting Since the Fall of the UC, Former Members Grapple with What's Next for its Programs

After students voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the Undergraduate Council last week, some former members of the now-defunct body met on Sunday to discuss the fate of the UC summer storage program and establish funding protocols for the transition period.

UC Meeting

Harvard Students Vote Overwhelmingly to Dissolve Undergraduate Council in Favor of New Student Government

Harvard College students voted overwhelmingly to dissolve their student government in favor of an alternative structure this week in a controversy-ridden referendum that appears to spell the end of the school’s 40-year-old Undergraduate Council.

Michael Cheng
Undergraduate Council

At Fraught Meeting, UC Removes Election Day Ballot Question on the Eve of Controversial Referendum

On the eve of a referendum that will determine the Harvard Undergraduate Council’s future, the body held a meeting on Sunday that descended into disarray with arguments, interruptions, and a dramatic early exit by the UC’s president.