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‘Cultural’ Fraternities and Sororities Offer Harvard Students Chance at Sanctions-Free Greek Life

Cultural Greek groups are not subject to the College’s sanctions because their membership spans multiple schools, according to Harvard spokesperson Aaron M. Goldman.

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Adams House Committee Discusses Future of Drag Night

The annual event has its roots in a gesture of solidarity with a gay member of Adams House who was harassed by another student at the College.

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Harvard Asks Judge to Allow Students to Testify in Admissions Trial

Harvard asked a federal judge to allow a number of College students and alumni to testify in support of its race-conscious admissions policies. But the group suing the University doesn't want them to speak.

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Seventy-Eight Students Declare Candidacy for Undergraduate Council

Seventy-eight students declared their candidacy for seats on the Undergraduate Council over the weekend, representing a slight decline from the roughly 100 students who ran each of the past two years.

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Formerly All-Male A Capella Group Din and Tonics Admits First Woman Member

Harvard's historically all-male a capella group the Din and Tonics admitted Karalyn E. Joseph ’21 as its first female member on Saturday, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.

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UC, Harvard Grad Council Collaborate on Mentorship Program

The Undergraduate Council and the Harvard Graduate Council plan to create a mentorship program this fall that will pair undergraduate and graduate students according to their interests and career goals.

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News Analysis: Harvard Seeks Unprecedented Control Over Recognized Final Clubs

Prior to a 1984 split, final clubs affiliated with Harvard could count on use of the school's telephone line, discounted steam heating, and little oversight. Today — for the three newly recognized clubs — things will work a little differently.


Fox, Delphic-Bee Clubs Among 15 Social Groups to Promise Co-Ed Status, Escaping Sanctions

The historically all-male Fox Club and the Delphic-Bee Club are the only unexpected names on a list of recognized social groups that administrators posted Friday.

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Bacow, Khurana Call for Civic Engagement in Challenging Times At Convocation

In his first speech to students as Harvard's president, Bacow gave the wide-eyed freshmen homework: registering to vote.

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The case is set to go to trial on Oct. 15 in a Boston courthouse. A lot happened over the summer — so read up on the five major developments you need to know before the school year starts.

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Justice Department Says Harvard Illegally Discriminates Against Asian American Applicants

The United States Department of Justice said in a court filing Thursday morning that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies inflict “unlawful racial discrimination” against Asian American applicants.

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Harvard Is Without All-Female Social Groups After Last Three Holdouts Agree to Go Co-Ed

The Pleiades Society, the IC Club, and La Vie Club — the last three women-only final clubs left standing — have agreed to admit people of all genders and applied for College recognition, according to an email obtained by The Crimson.

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College Administration

College Launches Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office will oversee oversee residential life, diversity and inclusion initiatives, student experience, and student advising for the entire College.

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Admissions Lawsuit Trial Date Set for Oct. 2018

​The pending lawsuit alleging the College discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process will go to trial Oct. 15, according to a May 23 court filing.


Two College Students Arrested on Multiple Charges

The undergraduates had broken into the Lowell House construction site, per a public HUPD log filed May 14.