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Undergraduate Council

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UC Proceeds with Club Q-Guide, Passes Financial Accountability Reform

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to launch a Q-Guide for student organizations at the College and began the voting process to improve its financial accountability.

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UC Establishes New Caucuses, Pilots “Dean’s Dinners” Program

The Harvard Undergraduate Council voted to establish caucuses for Afro-Latinx and Indigeneous students and to pilot a new “Dean’s Dinners” program with Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair.

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UC Pushes For FAS Free Speech Rules Review, Funds Late-Night Transportation Program

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to establish a social inclusion grant for College students, propose that faculty review Harvard’s guidelines on free speech, and to fund a late-night transportation program at a meeting on Sunday evening.

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UC Establishes New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Creates BlueBikes Subsidies

The 40th Harvard College Undergraduate Council convened for the first time Sunday to pass legislation to establish a new Select Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, fund a partnership with BlueBikes, and reintroduce its book fund.

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The Undergraduate Council met for the first time this semester Sunday.

Shopping Week Rally
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Undergrads Overwhelmingly Back Shopping Week Referendum, Elect 48 to Undergraduate Council

Harvard College students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum on shopping week and elected 48 students to the Undergraduate Council with high voter turnout, the UC Election Commission announced Friday afternoon.

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Committee to Vote on Proposal to Eliminate Spring 2022 Shopping Week

The Standing Committee on Undergraduate Educational Policy, an FAS panel overseeing the College curriculum, plans to vote Tuesday on a proposal to eliminate shopping week for the Spring 2022 semester.

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UC Creates Campaign in Favor of Multicultural Center, Launches Water Filter Distribution

The Undergraduate Council voted to pass legislation initiating a student-based campaign to advocate for the creation of a multicultural center at Harvard, as well as legislation to launch a program to disperse water filters to students during a Sunday meeting.

Truman Scholar Winners
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Harvard Juniors Harris and Omotowa Named 2021 Truman Scholars

Araoluwa P. Omotowa ’22 and Undergraduate Council President Noah A. Harris ’22 were selected for their “outstanding leadership potential” and their record of public service. The scholarship entitles them to up to $30,000 in funding for post-graduate studies as well as special opportunities for government employment, per the scholarship’s website.

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UC Calls For Ivy League Mental Health Reform, Funds Project Supporting Gender Non-Conforming Students

The Undergraduate Council endorsed an all-Ivy League statement on mental health and allocated funds toward a project supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students in purchasing gender-affirming clothing at its regular meeting Sunday.

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UC Releases Spring 2021 Survey Results, Student Satisfaction and Engagement Low Overall

“This is a rare opportunity to reimagine Harvard that should not be taken lightly,” the report reads. “Harvard’s decisions this Fall will set the tone for the remainder of the decade and beyond.”

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UC Creates Health Services Information Week, Issues Statement Condemning Sexual Harassment

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to establish an information week about services at HUHS and to release a statement on addressing sexual harassment at Harvard on Sunday.

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UC Reinstates Free Period Products Pilot Program

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to reinstate its program to provide students with free disposable hygiene products during the spring 2021 semester Sunday.

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UC Supports Fundraiser for Asian American Groups, Endorses Legal Complaint Against University’s Fossil Fuel Investments

Through the legislation, the UC will match student donations of up to $1,000 made to the Harvard Asian American Coalition’s fundraiser, which will allocate funds to national and local organizations committed to supporting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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UC Votes to Conduct Survey on Spring Semester, Release Fitness and Recreation Guide

The Undergraduate Council voted Sunday to conduct a student experience survey for the spring 2021 semester and release a fitness and recreation resource guide.

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