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Laura C. Espinoza

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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.

Wall of Resistance
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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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On Campus

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.

UC Meeting
On Campus

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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College

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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Student Groups

UC Allocates Funding For Junior Family Weekend Event

The Council unanimously voted Sunday to allocate $4000 to fund an event for juniors whose families will not be able to attend Junior Family Weekend. The event will be a three-course lunch on March 2.

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia
College

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.

UC first meeting Smith Center
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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.

HPT Tickets
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HPT Drops Woman of the Year Tickets to $20 for Students, Keeps Man of the Year Tickets at $250

The price to see Milo Ventimiglia accept the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year Award on Feb. 8 is $250, more than 12 times the $20 some students paid to see Bryce Dallas Howard at the Woman of the Year awards on Jan. 31.

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia
College

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.

UC Title IX Comment
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergraduate Council Criticizes Proposed Title IX Changes

The Council voted to publish a comment against United States Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed changes to federal Title IX rules at an emergency meeting Tuesday evening. The UC voted to oppose Devos’s rules, 24-1-1.

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia
College

Undergraduate Council Leaders Outline Changes to Council Committees, Inclusion Efforts

Undergraduate Council President Sruthi Palaniappan ’20 and Vice President Julia M. Huesa ’20 said they plan to restructure the committee system within the Council.

Harvard College Faith and Action
College Administration

HCFA Placed on "Administrative Probation"

Harvard placed the College’s largest campus Christian group on a year-long, unprecedented “administrative probation” in February, after The Crimson reported that the group asked a woman to step down from a leadership position upon hearing that she was dating another female student.

Fall in Harvard Yard
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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.

A Discussion of Indigenous Invisibility
Student Life

Native American Harvard Students Discuss Indigenous Invisibility on Campus

Native American Harvard students spoke about feelings of “indigenous invisibility” on campus and potential solutions to the issue at a panel last Monday. Some spoke about the burden of having to prove their heritage.

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