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Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.


Preceptor David Kane to Temporarily Stop Lecturing in Gov 50

David D. Kane — Government preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor — and the class’s course staff jointly announced to students in a Sunday email that Kane will temporarily stop teaching lectures effective Tuesday.

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Undergraduate Council Budget Will Halve After Undergraduates Waived Activities Fee in Droves

An internal email sent to the Undergraduate Council Finance Committee Thursday alerted members of an anticipated budget cut in comparison to previous years.

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Harvard Undergraduate Council Endorses Removal of Gov 50 Instructor

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council unanimously passed legislation in a Sunday meeting supporting the removal of Government preceptor David D. Kane from his teaching position and position as head advisor for the Data Science track within the Government department.

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Citing ‘Recent Cases Among Student Athletes,’ University Asks Some Off-Campus Undergrads to Submit to COVID-19 Testing

Citing “recent cases among student athletes,” Harvard University Health Services emailed a group of students living off campus Thursday to ask them to report for University-run testing tomorrow.

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Khurana Defends Principles Behind Defunct Social Group Sanctions

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the principle behind Harvard’s sanctions targeting single gender social organizations in a Friday interview.

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UC Welcomes New Members After All-Virtual Campaign Cycle

The Undergraduate Council Election Commission announced the results of this year’s general election on Friday, after a virtual campaign period different from any in the body’s history.

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Delphic and Bee Clubs’ Three-Year Marriage Ends

The co-ed Delphic-Bee Club will split into the all-male Delphic Club and the all-female Bee Club three years after merging, according to club affiliates.

SFFA v. Harvard Decision Explained

Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Future of Affirmative Action in Appeal Hearing

The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals heard opening oral arguments Thursday afternoon from Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in the group’s appeal against the District Court’s November ruling that the College does not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants in its admissions process.

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Harvard’s Social Distancing Disciplinary Process, Explained

Harvard College released a form for reporting social distancing violations — complete with space for photos and videos — as part of a rollout of its disciplinary process for students in residence. The procedures outlined offer insight into the community council’s structure and inner workings — from a report to review to potential removal from campus. Here’s a primer on the process.

Student Groups

New University Health Services Program Will Consolidate Peer Education Groups

Harvard University Health Services will combine several peer education groups aimed at undergraduates into a centralized program this year in anticipation of a fall 2021 launch.

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88 Students Declare Candidacies for Undergraduate Council Elections

Eighty-eight students declared their candidacy for 44 seats available on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, according to a list announced by the UC Election Commission in a Sunday email.

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Study Away Option Prompts Mixed Reactions from International Students

International students who planned to pursue their studies at their local universities have grappled with grueling applications, uncertainty over the transferability of their class credits, and conflicting deadlines.

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Dozens of Fall Courses Address Race, Inequality in America

A host of Harvard departments are offering courses this semester that aim to engage with the racial injustice in America after a summer of protests over anti-Black racism.

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Undergraduate Council Unanimously Passes Statement Condemning Harvard’s Possession of Images of Slaves

In their first meeting of the fall semester, Harvard’s Undergraduate Council unanimously voted to pass a statement condemning Harvard’s ownership of images taken of slaves that is at the center of an ongoing lawsuit.