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Sanjana L. Narayanan

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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 Eliminates Experiential Learning Center, Director to Leave Harvard

The Dean of Students Office will not be moving forward with the Experiential Learning Center, the center’s director Paul R. “Coz” Teplitz ’03-’09 announced in an email to leaders of the First-Year Outdoor Program Thursday.

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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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Yardfest Returns to Sunday Afternoon With Ban on Guests, Re-Entry

College students will not be allowed to bring guests to this year’s Yardfest — a spring music festival held annually in Harvard Yard — according to an email sent to undergraduates Monday by the Dean of Students Office.

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Alleging Sex Discrimination, Greek Organizations Insist Courts Must Hear Social Group Lawsuits

Plaintiffs in the social group lawsuits rejected Harvard’s Feb. 8 motions to dismiss their state and federal complaints and asserted the legal merits of their arguments in Friday court filings.

Housing Day

Annual Housing Day Sees 'Absolutely Electric' Turnout

Upperclassmen waving banners and sporting House apparel — from face paint to full-body penguin costumes — congregated in Harvard Yard Thursday morning to welcome freshmen to their new residences.

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia
Undergraduate Council

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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On Campus

Administrators Unveil Adams Renovation Plans, Announce Construction Extended to Four Years

The Adams House renovations timeline, previously slated to begin in June 2019 and take three years, will now extend another year and conclude by August 2023, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators announced at a Tuesday town hall.

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Experts Say Sanctions Lawsuits Are Unlikely to be Immediately Dismissed

Lawyers for the University filed two motions to dismiss the suits — one in state and the other in federal court — Friday evening. But according to analysts, Harvard’s arguments are unlikely to convince the judges to throw out the cases right away.

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Final Clubs

Harvard Argues Suits Challenging Social Group Sanctions Should Be Dismissed

Lawyers for Harvard argued that state and federal judges should dismiss a pair of ongoing lawsuits alleging the College’s social group sanctions are discriminatory Friday evening.

RSO Recruitment Begins

Safe from Sanctions, Hundreds Recruit for Gender-Neutral Social Clubs

The number of students who expressed interest in the social clubs — all former sororities that went gender-neutral in the past year to avoid Harvard’s social group sanctions — marks an approximately fourfold increase from historically low turnout for sorority recruitment in spring 2018. Online registration for the joint recruitment closed Friday.

Bid Day 2018

Exempt from Harvard’s Sanctions, Four Former Sororities Hold Joint Recruitment

Touting their exemption from the College’s sanctions against single-gender social organizations, four former sororities have partnered to sponsor a joint recruitment process for new members during the spring semester.

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Three Harvard Affiliates Win International Rhodes Scholarships

Michael Liu ’19, Olga Romanova ’19, and T. Mattea  Mrkusic ’17 have been named Harvard’s three newest international Rhodes scholars.

Christopher Stubbs

New Dean of Science to Implement Research Initiatives, More Courses

Physics and Astronomy Professor Christopher W. Stubbs has been appointed dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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SEAS Researchers Invent Technology to Improve Lenses

Professor Federico Capasso, postdoctoral fellow Wei-Ting Chen, and graduate student Alexander Y. Zhu pioneered the technology, alongside other members of the Capasso Group and researchers at other institutions.