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UC Announces Budget for 2020-21 Academic Year, Passes Legislation Calling for University Holiday on Election Day

The Undergraduate Council announced its budget for the 2020-21 academic year, totaling $500,000, in a general meeting Sunday.

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Undergraduate Council Endorses 'Student-Friendly' Opt-In Pass-Fail Grading System

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council passed legislation calling for “student-friendly” grading policies that would extend the add-drop and pass-fail deadline and allow courses taken as pass-fail to count for concentration and general education credit in a meeting Sunday.

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Harvard Undergraduate Council Endorses Removal of Gov 50 Instructor

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council unanimously passed legislation in a Sunday meeting supporting the removal of Government preceptor David D. Kane from his teaching position and position as head advisor for the Data Science track within the Government department.

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Undergraduate Council Budget Will Halve After Undergraduates Waived Activities Fee in Droves

An internal email sent to the Undergraduate Council Finance Committee Thursday alerted members of an anticipated budget cut in comparison to previous years.

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UC Welcomes New Members After All-Virtual Campaign Cycle

The Undergraduate Council Election Commission announced the results of this year’s general election on Friday, after a virtual campaign period different from any in the body’s history.

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88 Students Declare Candidacies for Undergraduate Council Elections

Eighty-eight students declared their candidacy for 44 seats available on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, according to a list announced by the UC Election Commission in a Sunday email.

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Undergraduate Council Unanimously Passes Statement Condemning Harvard’s Possession of Images of Slaves

In their first meeting of the fall semester, Harvard’s Undergraduate Council unanimously voted to pass a statement condemning Harvard’s ownership of images taken of slaves that is at the center of an ongoing lawsuit.

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Tenants Grapple with High Rents and Local Turnover at Asana-Owned Properties

When the real estate firm Asana Partners arrived in Harvard Square in 2017, it did so with a simple message to the community: It wouldn’t be changing much.

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Harvard Social Policy Expert Talks COVID-19 and Economic, Social Policy

Kennedy School professor David J. Deming discussed the epidemiology and economic impacts of COVID-19 in a webinar Thursday with nearly 200 attendees.

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Archaeologist Discusses Discoveries of the Early Pacific

Archaeologist Matthew Spriggs spoke about the often-overlooked contributions of indigenous people and women in archaeology in the Pacific during a talk at the Harvard Museum of Natural History Tuesday evening.

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U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Calls for Internationalism in U.S.-Africa Relations

United States Representative Karen R. Bass (D-Calif.) urged the nation to treat African countries as equals and play a more active role in global affairs in a conversation with members of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative Thursday evening.

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School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health Students Host Painting Self-Care Night

Roughly 30 students from the Harvard School of Public Health gathered for a night of mental health care in the form of painting at the Longwood campus Wednesday night.

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Comey Defends Record as FBI Director at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum

James B. Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who was fired by President Donald J. Trump in 2017, defended his controversial tenure as head of the FBI at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday night.