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Mia C. Karr

Mia C. Karr is the Associate Managing Editor for the 145th guard. She can be reached at

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Republican Legislation Could Prevent Harvard from Enforcing Sanctions

Harvard could be prevented from enforcing its sanctions on members of single-gender social groups under a measure included in amended legislation proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives.

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith
Drew Faust

Smith Says College Considering Adding Sanctions to Handbook

The College has not decided if the recently-affirmed undergraduate social life policy will appear in the student handbook, which is approved each May by the Faculty.

Daniel E. Lieberman ’86

Faust Unveils Sanctions Decision to Muted Faculty Response

Ultimately, a proposal on advanced standing drew more argument at Tuesday’s meeting than the fate of the College’s unprecedented penalties against single-gender groups.

Loeb House

With Monday Vote, Corporation Abruptly Ends Governance Debate

Thirteen Corporation members jetted into Cambridge, stepped into sleek black cars, and were chauffeured to Loeb House to vote to maintain Harvard’s penalties.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty to Vote on Howell Motion, Discuss Changes to Advanced Standing

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will likely vote on a final motion associated with the College’s controversial social group policy at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Council Moves On From Sanctions Discussion

In a stark change of pace, the Faculty Council did not discuss the College’s controversial social policy at their biweekly meeting last Wednesday.

FAS Dean Michael Smith

Smith Claims ‘No Insider Knowledge’ of Presidential Search Progress

“I have no insider knowledge of what the search committee is doing,” Smith said. “I’m sure they’re looking at lots and lots of people.”

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith
Undergraduate Council

Smith Urges Students to Carefully Weigh UC Referenda

While students will take to the polls this week to vote to extend Thanksgiving break and retain “Harvard Time,” Smith said it’s not that simple.

Dean Smith

Smith Says Faculty Discussion on Sanctions Isn’t Over

“This is just one phase, one piece of the larger discussion,” he said. “I think we’ll discuss issues around the policy moving forward.”

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana

In Victory for Administrators, Anti-Sanctions Faculty Motion Fails

​The Faculty voted down a motion designed to nullify the College’s penalties on single-gender social groups.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty Likely to Vote on Lewis Motion Tuesday

In a move that could further complicate the future of Harvard’s social group policy, faculty are scheduled to vote on a motion opposing the sanctions this Tuesday—more than a year after the policy first ignited boisterous faculty debate.

Michael D. Smith
Front Feature

Presidential Search Committee Begins to Narrow Candidate Pool

Several donors and professors said there are four likely contenders from within the University: Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, professor Danielle S. Allen, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, and Provost Alan M. Garber ’76.

Deadly Double Helix
Student Groups

Allen Withdraws Social Group Motion

Government Professor Danielle S. Allen is withdrawing her faculty motion that affirms Harvard’s authority over unrecognized social groups.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling

Students Promote Computer Science Professor for Harvard Presidency

Some students are launching an online campaign in an unconventional effort to promote Computer Science professor Margo I. Seltzer ’83 as a possible candidate for Harvard's presidency.