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Why Does Harvard’s Student Government Keep Failing?

Harvard undergraduates voted overwhelmingly to dissolve their student government. It was a long time in the making.

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Dissolve UC

More than 75 percent of voters cast their ballot to scrap the UC, sounding the death knell for the body and ringing in the reign of the Harvard Undergraduate Association.

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Chaos Engulfs UC

A multi-day election fraud scandal engulfed the UC in 2009, prompting a failed impeachment of the Council’s then-vice president, Kia J. McLeod ’10, the resignation of three members of the election commission, and a full investigation by Harvard IT services.

Anything Left?
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Anything Left?

A 1969 Crimson headline reads "Student Government — Is There Anything Left?"

UC Logos Over Time
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UC Logos Over Time

Many variations of Harvard College student governments lived and died on the order of years.

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Michael Cheng HUA
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Michael Cheng HUA

Michael Y. Cheng '22 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council on a promise to abolish the body.

UC Elects Gabay
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UC Elects Gabay

The Undergraduate Council selected Carey W. Gabay ’94 as its first Black leader in 1993.

UC Vote Tampering
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UC Vote Tampering

In 1992, then-Vice Chair of the Undergraduate Council Maya G. Prabhu ’94 was accused of tampering with ballots for an internal social committee chair election.

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24
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Estabine and Johnson Elected as First Co-Presidents of the Harvard Undergraduate Association

LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 will serve as the first co-presidents of the newly-formed Harvard Undergraduate Association, the body’s election commission announced Saturday.

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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.

HUA Meet and Greet
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HUA Meet and Greet

Campaign posters spread across a table at the HUA candidate meet-and-greet Tuesday, which was moved inside due to weather.

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Six Tickets Campaign to Head New Student Government — Including Four Featuring Ex-UC’ers

Six pairs of candidates are running to lead Harvard College’s newly-adopted student government, the Harvard Undergraduate Association, in its first year.

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