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Lucas J. Walsh

Crimson staff writer Lucas J. Walsh can be reached at lucas.walsh@thecrimson.com.

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UC Endorses Petitions in Support of Cornel West and Against Statements by J. Mark Ramseyer

The Undergraduate Council voted to endorse a pair of statements during its Sunday night meeting — one supporting a petition to grant tenure to Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74, and another to condemn statements made by Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Endorses All-Ivy League Statement Demanding Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Undergraduate Council endorsed a statement calling on all Ivy League institutions to divest from fossil fuels at a Sunday meeting.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Renews Summer Storage Program, Petitions to Stop CAMHS Late Fees

The Undergraduate Council voted to return its summer storage program and to petition for the removal of the Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services’ recent $25 fee for last-minute cancellations and missed appointments on Sunday.

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College

UC Looks to Abolish Add-Drop Fees, Votes to Help Offset Cost of Students’ Textbooks

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to release a statement in favor of the abolishment of Harvard's add-drop period course change fee during a Sunday meeting.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Faces Student Criticism over Email Error and Funding Delays

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council faced censure over the past month for its poor handling of Wintersession funds, the dispersal of which students say was marred by delays and privacy failures.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Reconvenes, Passes Legislation to Help Students Enforce Wellness Days

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation Sunday to promote student “self-advocacy” regarding courses’ adherence to wellness days in its first meeting following winter recess.

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College

UC Decreases the Career Opportunity Fund Due to High Demand

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council reduced the maximum allocation per student under its Career Opportunity Fund to $200 due to higher demand from students than anticipated, according to a UC Finance Committee statement.

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College

‘Far Removed from the Norm’: A Glimpse into How Harvard’s Performing Arts Groups Adapted to A Remote Semester

Over the spring, performing arts groups were forced to make due with producing content over Zoom, with many canceling their concerts, performances, and recitals. Harvard’s announcement that it would continue a virtual learning format for fall 2020 dealt another blow to their plans.

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Research

23andMe CEO Discusses Healthcare Transparency and Patients Privacy at Radcliffe Institute Event

23andMe CEO Anne E. Wojcicki explained her view of the genetics company’s role in the changing world of healthcare and her beliefs on information privacy and consumer choice in a Tuesday webinar hosted by Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.

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Radcliffe Institute

United Nations High-Level Commissioner Talks Women’s Role in Policymaking

United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth and Radcliffe Fellow Alaa Murabit discussed women’s role in policymaking Tuesday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School

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Radcliffe Institute

Activists Promote Education in Prisons at Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Prison reform activists argued in favor of high-quality education in prisons at a webinar Thursday held by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

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On Campus

Panel Discusses Black Voters' Key Role in the 2020 Election at Warren Center Event

LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of an organization encouraging Black Americans to vote to enact social justice, discussed the dangers and sources of voter suppression at a panel discussion Monday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Polling HKS Profs

HBS
Race

Harvard Business School Scholars Evaluate Issues of Race and Racism in the Business World in New Speaker Series

The event was the first of the Business School’s “Managing Diversity” speaker series and featured a conversation between Dean Nitin Nohria and Business Administration professor emeritus James I. Cash, the first Black tenured professor at the Business School.

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