Forty-four students were elected to the Council in a relatively high turnout election, the UC Election Commission announced Thursday evening. In total, 1,885 students voted this year.
At least 23 representatives who served during the spring term — of 51 total members — are either declining to run for re-election or have resigned their positions in recent months.
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.
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.
Heeding students' calls, the College installed menstrual product dispensers in each upperclassman House and freshman yard over the summer.
The new method, called the Borda count voting system, gives each candidate a number of points corresponding to the number of candidates ranked below them. It's meant to simplify the process.
As the number of recognized student groups on campus has spiked, funding has failed to keep pace. Now, the College is upping the student activities fee from $75 to $200.
More than one in seven surveyed undergraduates reported in a recent wellness survey that their emotional health has had a negative effect on their academic performance.
For months, the online voting records of the UC could be altered by any student with a valid College email address.
During the hack, visitors to the website encountered a cartoon of President Donald Trump being punched in the chin by an individual who wore a wristband striped the colors of the Iranian flag: green, white, and red.
Members of the Council’s Finance Committee said they are optimistic student funding changes will benefit their budget, despite a semester marked by financial instability.