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College Life

Transformer Catches Fire Saturday Night, Causing Blackout

Roughly 600 customers of Eversource, an electric company, lost power Saturday evening after a transformer caught fire on Green Street and Putnam Avenue, affecting University affiliates living in several Lowell House swing housing buildings, according to Eversource.

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On Campus

Students Demonstrate in Support of Democracy in Sudan

Roughly fifty students gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Saturday afternoon to demonstrate support for democratic governance in Sudan.

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College

UC Rejects Statement in Support of Undergraduate Who Filed Police Report About Confrontation With Winthrop Tutor

The UC voted against passing a statement of support for Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 — a student activist who has repeatedly called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. to step down after he announced he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — at their general meeting Sunday.

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College Administration

DSO Halts Creation of ‘Gift Accounts’ for Tax-Deductible Donations to Student Groups

The Dean of Students Office has suspended the creation of new “gift accounts” for student organizations due to personnel vacancies, a DSO administrator wrote in an email to the leadership of the Harvard College Social Enterprise Association Monday.

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College

Education Professor’s Tweet Sparks Debate Over Harvard Dorm Crew

A group of academics and students have charged in articles and on Twitter that Dorm Crew — a Harvard College program in which undergraduates clean other students’ bathrooms for pay — is demeaning to the students who participate in it.

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College

Dean of Undergraduate Education Claybaugh Seeks to Improve Faculty Teaching, Advising

Claybaugh said one of her main priorities in the years ahead is to “do more” with academic advising, a request undergraduates have expressed to her since she took office. In particular, she hopes to pair students with advisers more tailored to their concentrations and focus on identifying common sources of academic stress.

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College

Classroom to Table Program Again Cancelled Mid-Semester

Classroom to Table — a program that brings together undergraduates and their professors for College-subsidized fine dining in Harvard Square — has been cancelled mid-semester due to lack of funding for the third consecutive term.

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College

Almost Half of New Harvard Student Organizations Denied Full Recognition

Newly approved student organizations include the Harvard Undergraduate Symphony Society, the Harvard Open Data Project, and PERIOD at Harvard College, according to Undergraduate Council Vice President Julia M. Huesa ’20.

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College

Bazzi and Kiiara to Headline Harvard Yardfest 2019

Bazzi and Kiiara will headline this year’s Yardfest, the College’s annual outdoor music festival, the College Events Board announced Wednesday night. ​​​​​​​

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College

College Threatens Student Radio With Probation Following Lil Pump Event

A Harvard College official threatened Harvard Radio Broadcasting – commonly known by its call name WHRB – with “administrative probation” because the group hosted a widely publicized event featuring the rapper Lil Pump, according to an email sent by the station’s president March 9.

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College

Harvard Launches ‘Climate Review’ of Winthrop Over Concerns About Sullivan’s Representation of Weinstein

Former Dean of Freshmen Thomas A. Dingman ’67 will lead a climate review committee to address concerns from Winthrop House residents over Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email Monday morning.

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College Life

Philosophy Department

Emerson Hall in Harvard Yard is the home of the Philosophy Department.

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College

Asked About Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein, Khurana Points to Faculty Members’ ‘Academic Freedom’

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana pointed to faculty members’ “academic freedom” in an interview Friday when asked to evaluate Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.

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College

Thousands Seek Love, Free Food on Valentine’s Day with Datamatch

On Valentine’s Day morning, more than 25,000 students spanning 13 colleges found their email inboxes struck by the arrows of Harvard’s “Digital Cupids” — the 2019 Datamatch team — offering food, friendship, and a chance at true love.

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College

Harvard Alumni Group Discusses Women’s Role in Media Depolarization

About 45 alumni, students, and community members gathered inside the Phillips Brooks House parlor room on Saturday to discuss the polarization of the media during a roundtable event hosted by the Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment.

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