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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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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.

HCFA Building

With Unclear Consequences, HCFA’s Year-Long Probation Comes to a Close

Campus Christian group Harvard College Faith and Action’s year-long probationary period came to a close March 9, according to College spokesperson Aaron M. Goldman. The group’s co-presidents say it has now returned to its regular status.

Wall of Resistance

Student Activists Unveil 'Wall of Resistance' for Israeli Apartheid Week

Student activists unveiled the Wall of Resistance, a public art project that highlights various social justice causes, in the Science Center Plaza Wednesday as part of Palestine Solidarity Committee’s Israeli Apartheid Week.

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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.

Extension School Layoffs
College Administration

Extension School Layoffs

This past week, four people were allegedly laid off at the Harvard Extension School without the school properly following union contract procedures.

Harvard Law School Library

52 Harvard Law School Professors Voice Support for Sullivan

​​​​​​​Fifty-two Harvard Law School professors signed a letter supporting their fellow Professor and Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as he faces on-campus scrutiny following his decision to represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

UC Meeting

UC Modifies Voting and Attendance Procedures

The UC voted to modify its attendance requirements for representatives at its general meeting Sunday. The Council also considered an amendment which limits the amount of time that representatives have to comment on their vote after the fact to one minute.

Sullivan Updated

Winthrop House Deans Address Flyers Some Students Consider ‘Racially Offensive’ in Email

Winthrop House Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. and Stephanie R. Robinson addressed student concerns about “racially offensive” flyers calling for Sullivan’s removal from his post as a faculty dean in a Sunday email to Winthrop affiliates.

OIE Office Space

Harvard Office of International Education Moves to New Mass. Ave Space

The Office of International Education, which facilitates term time, summer, and academic year study abroad for Harvard students, moved from its historic building at 77 Dunster St. to 1414 Mass. Ave. last month.

Rakesh Khurana

Asked About Sanctions Suits, Khurana Prefers Statements Over Direct Answers

Asked about the sanctions lawsuits in an interview Friday, Khurana at least five times repeated almost verbatim parts of a previous statement issued by Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane.

Harvard Band Plays at Primal Scream 2018

It Was A Normal Tuesday Night. Then Scores of Harvard Students Dropped Their Underwear.

A biannual tradition, Primal Scream takes place at the end of reading period and just before the start of final exams in both the fall and spring semesters.

UC Shopping Week Town Hall

Shopping Week Committee to Propose Changes in January

A faculty committee tasked with reviewing potential changes to undergraduate course enrollment expects to deliver its recommendation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in January, according to the committee’s chair.

Fall in Harvard Yard

Ten Harvard Affiliates Win Schwarzman Scholarships

For several of Harvard’s newly minted scholars, the opportunity to combine their academic interests with an international experience made the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship particularly appealing.

Dunster Dining Hall

Scores Assemble for 47th Annual Dunster Messiah Sing

The floors of the Dunster House dining hall trembled Wednesday evening as more than 140 musicians from within and beyond Harvard participated in the 47th annual Dunster House Messiah Sing.