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UC Votes to Fund Electric Scooters, Professional Comedy Show

The UC voted to fund an electric scooter sharing program, a music and comedy event, and a promotional video for a freshman pre-orientation program at its weekly meeting Sunday afternoon.

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Harvard Undergraduate Council Endorses Prison Divestment Petition and Heat Week

The Undergraduate Council voted to establish a summer storage option, pass resolutions relating to prison divestment and climate change, and fund Black Graduation at its general meeting Saturday.

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On Sunday afternoon during the Undergraduate Council meeting, student representatives from organizations across campus met to debate whether the council should fund Israeli Apartheid Week.

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Harvard Undergraduate Council Votes to Fund Israeli Apartheid Week

The Undergraduate Council voted to allocate the Palestine Solidarity Committee $2,050 to host Israeli Apartheid Week at Sunday’s general meeting. IAW is an international movement across college campuses to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

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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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UC Supports Harvard Graduate Students Union’s Proposed Third-Party Arbitration Procedures

The Undergraduate Council signed a statement Sunday in support of the graduate student union’s efforts to ensure that their new contract with the University includes an option for union members to seek third-party grievance procedures to address sexual harassment issues.

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Beyond Grants: Undergraduate Council Partnerships That Serve Students

When established multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies already have solutions to student life challenges, the UC partners with them at no cost to bring these technologies to campus without needing to further subsidize student projects.

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Sruthi Palaniappan '20 and Julia M. Huesa '20 led the Undergraduate council's Sunday meeting.

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Parents Weather the Snow to Attend Harvard Junior Family Weekend

Parents of the Class of 2020 participate in Junior Family Weekend — an annual event that welcomes family members to spend time on campus.

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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.

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Harvard to Consider Potential Audit, Regulations of Student Comps

The College’s Committee on Student Life is considering an audit of “comp” processes, according to several attendees of the Feb. 14 committee meeting. Concerns voiced among members of the committee follow previous debate within the UC about the merits of comps.

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UC Fails to Pass Amendments to Change Caucus System

The UC failed to pass two amendments to its caucus system that would have either redefined the purposes of a caucus or eliminated the system entirely at the body's weekly general meeting Monday.

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UC Changes Committee Structure in Unanimous Vote

The Council’s changes, enacted through one constitutional amendment and one change to the group’s bylaws, will reshape how the UC determines which members work on various issues.

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Fourteen UC Representatives Elected in Midterms

Thirty-four people ran for 14 open positions on the Council, but some students who won elections were write-in candidates on the ballot. The Council was not able to declare a winner in one contest, in Cabot House, because the election ended in a tie.

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UC Votes to Appoint Director of Belonging and Inclusion

The Council voted to create a director of belonging and inclusion position at its first general meeting of the year Sunday. The director — to be chosen from among current UC members — will oversee the caucus system and research inclusion within the Council and peer schools’ student governments.

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