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Divest Harvard Releases Report Calling for ‘Reinvestment,’ University Governance Reform

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard — a student and alumni group that for years advocated that the University divest its endowment from fossil fuels — released a report last week calling on the school to invest more in environmental causes and local municipal governments and to reform its governing boards.


The Crimson Faces Backlash Over Editorial Endorsing BDS Movement

The Harvard Crimson is facing backlash from campus Jewish groups, along with some high-profile Harvard faculty and alumni, after the newspaper’s Editorial Board last month endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which calls on Western institutions to cut ties with Israel.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Postpones Panel on Autism Awareness Following Backlash from Harvard Undergrads

A research center at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has postponed a panel on autism awareness after an undergraduate-authored petition garnered more than 1,400 signatures condemning the College for publicizing the event.


In Virtual Debate, Co-Presidential Candidates Outline Visions for HUA’s Inaugural Year

On the eve of the Harvard Undergraduate Association’s inaugural officer elections, six co-presidential tickets outlined their visions for the new student government in a virtual debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union Tuesday.


Student Activism Groups Join Forces to Stage Rally on First Day of Visitas

Organizers from nine campus activist groups joined forces and rallied “for justice” in Harvard Yard on Sunday, the first day of Visitas, chanting about hot-button issues from ethnic studies to prison divestment.


Activists Protest Harvard’s Land Investments, Allston Expansion at Science Center Plaza

Stop Harvard Land Grabs and the Housing Opportunities Program held a rally in Harvard’s Science Center Plaza Friday to protest the University’s previous farmland investments in Brazil and ongoing expansion into Allston.


Dean of Students Office Affirms Support for Newly-Adopted Student Government, Continuity of Club Funding

Harvard College Dean Students Katherine G. O’Dair affirmed her office’s support for the newly-ratified Harvard Undergraduate Association in an interview Wednesday — one week after students voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the 40-year-old Undergraduate Council in favor of the new student government.


Students Sway to Swae Lee at the First In-person Yardfest in Three Years

Hundreds of students filled Tercentenary Theatre on Sunday to party and dance to rapper Swae Lee, who headlined Yardfest, the College’s annual outdoor spring concert, held in-person for the first time in three years.


Sex Weekend Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Harvard students celebrated the College’s tenth annual Sex Weekend over the past three days, attending a slate of events that engaged them in conversations about sex, intimacy, gender, and more.


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 President Edited Proposed Constitution After Voting Closed in Referendum

Less than two hours after voting closed on a referendum in which students voted to dissolve Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, a public document containing the text of a proposed new student government constitution was edited by UC President Michael Y. Cheng ’22 to grant him additional authority during the transition to the alternative system.


Rapper Swae Lee Tweets — Then Deletes — Performance Schedule Showing Harvard Yard Event on the Day of Yardfest

Rapper Swae Lee appears in line to perform at Harvard’s first in-person Yardfest concert since 2019 after the artist tweeted — and then deleted — a spring performance schedule that included a Harvard Yard event on the day of the festival.


Harvard Women’s Cabinet to Work with Undergraduate Council to Launch Health Care Initiative

The Harvard Women’s Cabinet, a student group dedicated to addressing gender issues on campus, is aiming to partner with the Undergraduate Council on an initiative to centralize health care resources at the University.


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