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Mayesha R. Soshi

Crimson staff writer Mayesha R. Soshi can be reached at mayesha.soshi@thecrimson.com.

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Shopping Week Rally
College

Undergrads Overwhelmingly Back Shopping Week Referendum, Elect 48 to Undergraduate Council

Harvard College students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum on shopping week and elected 48 students to the Undergraduate Council with high voter turnout, the UC Election Commission announced Friday afternoon.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Lauds Data-Driven Governance, Affordable Housing in Annual Report

The City of Cambridge highlighted its national recognition for excellence in data-driven local governance and its work to improve housing affordability, boost access to economic and educational opportunities, and combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

9/11 Memorial Event
On Campus

Harvard Affiliates with Military Backgrounds Honor 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Harvard affiliates with military backgrounds came together Saturday to honor the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 at a barbeque hosted on the lawn of Harvard Business School that included remarks from University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

9/11 Memorial Event
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9/11 Memorial Event

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 that the terrorist attacks spurred generations of Americans to lead lives of service.

Freshman Survey Data 2021
Student Life

Freshman Recruited Athletes Less Ethnically Diverse than Previous Years, Survey Reports

One major subset of the Class of 2025 — recruited athletes — is more predominantly white than in previous years, according to the results of The Crimson’s annual freshman survey.

University Hall at Night
Undergraduate Council

UC Creates Campaign in Favor of Multicultural Center, Launches Water Filter Distribution

The Undergraduate Council voted to pass legislation initiating a student-based campaign to advocate for the creation of a multicultural center at Harvard, as well as legislation to launch a program to disperse water filters to students during a Sunday meeting.

Counseling and Mental Health Services
College

UC Calls For Ivy League Mental Health Reform, Funds Project Supporting Gender Non-Conforming Students

The Undergraduate Council endorsed an all-Ivy League statement on mental health and allocated funds toward a project supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students in purchasing gender-affirming clothing at its regular meeting Sunday.

Harvard Yard
Undergraduate Council

UC Releases Spring 2021 Survey Results, Student Satisfaction and Engagement Low Overall

“This is a rare opportunity to reimagine Harvard that should not be taken lightly,” the report reads. “Harvard’s decisions this Fall will set the tone for the remainder of the decade and beyond.”

Smith Campus Center
Undergraduate Council

UC Creates Health Services Information Week, Issues Statement Condemning Sexual Harassment

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to establish an information week about services at HUHS and to release a statement on addressing sexual harassment at Harvard on Sunday.

Menstrual Products
Undergraduate Council

UC Reinstates Free Period Products Pilot Program

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to reinstate its program to provide students with free disposable hygiene products during the spring 2021 semester Sunday.

UC Meeting Space
College

UC Supports Fundraiser for Asian American Groups, Endorses Legal Complaint Against University’s Fossil Fuel Investments

Through the legislation, the UC will match student donations of up to $1,000 made to the Harvard Asian American Coalition’s fundraiser, which will allocate funds to national and local organizations committed to supporting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
FAS

Harvard Researchers Find Evidence for Supermassive Black Hole Movement

Harvard researchers have found evidence that supermassive black holes move, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal last week.

UC Zoom Meeting
Undergraduate Council

UC Votes to Conduct Survey on Spring Semester, Release Fitness and Recreation Guide

The Undergraduate Council voted Sunday to conduct a student experience survey for the spring 2021 semester and release a fitness and recreation resource guide.

University Hall
Undergraduate Council

UC Endorses Calls on Harvard to Condemn Alleged Human Rights Violations During Protests in India

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation Sunday endorsing a petition calling on Harvard administrators and the University’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute to “denounce the detention and repression” of protesters in India under Prime Minister Narendra D. Modi’s administration.

UC Meetings
Undergraduate Council

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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