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Simone C. Chu

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Activating the Youth Vote

Activists Talk Youth Voter Engagement at Harvard IOP

David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, was among those who spoke about young voter engagement at the IOP Monday night.


Administrators Conducting Review of Public Service at Harvard College

Before searching for a new Assistant Dean for Public Service, administrators are assessing the state of public service at the College.


Students Talk Summer Service at Campus Symposium

This summer, Keturah J. Gadson ’21 traded Cambridge brick for the open skies of Sunflower, Mississippi — a town with a population of just over 1,000 which she described as “frozen in time” — to help teach local students.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty, Students Discuss Possible Elimination of Shopping Week

Over two dozen faculty, students, and administrators gathered in Leverett Library Theater Friday afternoon to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of proposed changes to undergraduate course enrollment in an off-the-record meeting.

Faculty Survey Results

Majority of Surveyed Faculty Support Fossil Fuel Divestment, Social Group Sanctions

A significant majority of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences—67 percent—believe the University should divest from fossil fuels, while a slightly smaller majority—55 percent—support the College’s controversial social group penalties.

Dems Lobbying Day 2018

Dems Lobbying Day 2018

Students participate in the 2018 iteration of the Harvard College Democrats' semesterly lobbying day.

Dems Lobbying Day 2018
Harvard College Democrats

College Democrats Visit State House for Lobby Day

Around 30 students met with state legislators at the State House Thursday to advocate for five bills as part of the Harvard College Democrats’ semesterly Lobby Day.

Gene Corbin
Student Life

Dean Corbin's Legacy: 15 Years of Creating ‘Citizen-Leaders’

Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Public Service Gene A. Corbin, with his fist-bumps and friendly smile, has been a constant on campus for a generation of Harvard College students.

Walk Out for Gun Control

Harvard Students Sit In for Gun Control

Roughly 100 College affiliates, visiting high schoolers, and Cambridge residents sat on the steps of Widener Library for three hours Friday as part of a nationwide demonstration against gun violence.


Students, Staff Aim to Make Public Service Opportunities More Accessible

Phillips Brooks House staff members and College students from a variety of campus public service organizations are working to create a new public service initiative.


SOCH Reorganization Leads to Expulsion for Some Student Groups

​At least five student groups will lose their current office spaces in the Student Organization Center at Hilles as part of a College effort to reduce the number of SOCH office occupants.

Merrick Garland

Former SCOTUS Nominee Merrick B. Garland ’74 Talks Career Advice at Harvard

Garland regaled a group of around 50 students with tales from his time as an undergraduate at the College, and then as a student at the Law School.

Rachael Denhollander
Undergraduate Council

First Nassar Accuser Denhollander Talks Justice, Forgiveness at Harvard

Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, spoke at a Sanders Theater event Thursday.


PBHA Holds Second Annual Housing Awareness Week

Harvard students collaborated with community organizations, called their legislators, and discussed increasing rates of homelessness as part of the Phillip Brooks House Association’s annual Housing Awareness Week.

Graduate Student Union Rally

College Democrats Endorse Graduate Student Unionization Efforts

The Harvard College Democrats released a statement Wednesday morning in support of the ongoing graduate student worker unionization effort.