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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
College

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
College

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.

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College

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.

Michael Y. Cheng
College

UC Leaders Unveil New Student Government Constitution that Would Dismantle Current Structure

Undergraduate Council President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 and Vice President Emmet E. de Kanter ’24 unveiled the final draft for a new student body constitution in an email to undergraduates Monday.

UC Presidential Inauguration Michael Cheng
College

UC Restores Storage Program for Summer 2022, Allocates Funding for FGLI, Transgender Students

The Harvard Undergraduate Council convened Sunday for its weekly general meeting and passed five pieces of legislation, including plans to renew its summer storage program.

LyLena D. Estabine ’24
College

Body Tasked with Rewriting Student Government Constitution Faces Questions Over Structure

The Citizens’ Assembly — an unelected body tasked with drafting a new constitution for Harvard College’s student government — is facing questions over its structure.

Michael Y. Cheng
College

UC Meeting Stalls Due to Lack of Attendance

The Undergraduate Council passed three bills at its second meeting of the year on Tuesday after it failed to meet quorum when debate on legislation began an hour and a half after roll call, causing a delay.

Quincy House
College

Racist Signs Posted on UC President’s Door

UC President Michael Y. Cheng's door was plastered with racist flyers on Monday morning.

UC Midterms
College

Thirteen UC Representatives Elected in Midterm Elections

Thirteen students hailing from nine upperclassmen houses were elected to the Undergraduate Council Friday in a midterm election marked by debate and controversy.

Crimson Open Gov
College

UC Leaders Launch App to Crowdsource Student Opinion

The controversial leaders of Harvard’s Undergraduate Council rolled out a new application last month, Crimson OpenGov, that crowdsources student opinion on school-related issues.

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