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Student Life

Candidates for HUA Co-Presidency Debate Club Funding Changes, Transparency

Five pairs of candidates for the Harvard Undergraduate Association co-presidency presented their platforms and discussed club funding and changes to the body at a debate hosted in Sever Hall Sunday afternoon.

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On Campus

Harvard Undergraduate Employees Launch Unionization Effort

Harvard Undergraduate Workers Union publicly launched last month in an effort to unionize undergraduate student employees on campus.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Laud Social Transition Fund Designed to Support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students

Harvard undergraduates lauded the growing traction of the Social Transition Fund — a collaboration between Harvard College Queer Students and Allies, the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and the Harvard Undergraduate Association — as a financial resource to help students purchase gender-affirming care and products.

Student Life

Harvard SEAS Hosts First In-Person Sophomore Convocation Since 2020

Harvard undergraduates flocked to the Science and Engineering Complex on Tuesday for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ first in-person sophomore convocation since February 2020.

Weather: Frozen Charles River

Students Hibernate as Record-Breaking Cold Snap Chills Boston

Harvard students and infrastructure were rocked by gusting winds and sub-zero temperatures this weekend as an arctic blast affected the Boston area Friday and Saturday, breaking records for the region.

Weather: Harvard Yard

As Harvard Axes Shopping Week, Students Opt to Create Their Own

After Harvard ended shopping week last year, some students have found a workaround by enrolling in or attending several classes before settling on a schedule.

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Harvard Dining to Offer Expanded Meal Options in Spring Semester in Response to Survey

Harvard University Dining Services announced on Tuesday that it will roll out an array of updates to meal offerings for the spring semester, including new lunch options and international-themed brunches and dinners.

Spring Gala
Student Groups

Ivy League Spring Festival Gala Returns to Harvard After Four Years

Hundreds gathered in Sanders Theatre Sunday for the first in-person Ivy League Spring Festival Gala since 2019. The gala is an annual celebration of Lunar New Year hosted by the Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Pfoho Gate

With Longtime Harvard Pfoho Faculty Deans Set to Step Down, Residents Share Hopes for Successors

With Harvard’s Pforzheimer House faculty deans Anne Harrington ’82 and John R. Durant set to step down after 10 years, residents reflected on their tenure and expressed hopes for successors who uphold a supportive house culture.

Spring 2023 Playlist

Leverett Lunar New Year Decorations
Student Groups

‘A Little Bit Like Being at Home’: Harvard Student Groups Celebrate Lunar New Year on Campus

Ushering in the Year of the Rabbit, student groups across campus celebrated Lunar New Year with plans of banquets and dinners in the near future.

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Princeton Administrator Dunne Will Be Next Harvard College Dean of Students

Princeton Deputy Dean of Students Thomas Dunne will serve as Harvard’s next Dean of Students, the College announced Thursday.

Commencement Crowd

Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

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Student Life

Seven Harvard Affiliates Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship

Seven Harvard students were named Schwarzman scholars this year, winning a one-year, fully-paid master's degree opportunity at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Primal Scream

Students Streak the Stress Away in Primal Scream

Hundreds of Harvard College students let themselves — and their clothing — loose Wednesday night, streaking around Harvard Yard on the eve of the fall semester’s final exam period.