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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.

Cambridge Vaccine Town Hall

Cambridge Vaccine Town Hall

Clockwise from top left, Cambridge Housing Authority Deputy Executive Director Brenda S. Downing, Cambridge Police Superintendent Christine A. Elow, Cambridge Chief Public Health Officer Claude A. Jacob, Harvard Medical School professor Michael C. Payne ’77, and Cambridge mayor Sumbul Siddiqui discuss the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and vaccine hesitancy among communities of color at a virtual town hall Tuesday.

Madeline Ranalli

College Student, Newton City Council Hopeful Madeline J. Ranalli ’23-’24 Lays Out Progressive Platform

Madeline J. Ranalli ’23-’24 is facing off against consultant John R. Oliver in a bid for the Ward One Councilor-at-large seat in the Newton City Council. The special municipal election will take place March 16.

Cambridge Department of Public Health

Cambridge Officials Discuss Covid Vaccination Rollout, Hesitations from People of Color

The Cambridge Health Department hosted a virtual town hall Tuesday during which public health officers, medical experts, and government officials provided updates on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and discussed hesitations that some people of color may have about receiving the vaccine.

Divest Protest
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.

UC Meeting Space
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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Economics 10b, Life Sciences 1b Lead Spring Course Enrollment

Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” continues to reign as the most popular spring semester course for the eighth consecutive year.

University Hall

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.

Harvard School of Public Health

On World Cancer Day, School of Public Health Hosts Panel on Prevention

Medical experts, cancer survivors, and philanthropists discussed the prevalence of cancer and the systemic inequities in the healthcare system at an event at the Harvard School of Public Health on Thursday to mark World Cancer Day.

UC Meeting Space
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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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.

Hoffman Labs

Researchers Connect Antarctic Melt and Northern Hemisphere Sea Level Shift

Climate researchers discovered that changes in Northern Hemisphere sea levels contribute to the shrinking of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a study published in Nature on Nov. 25.

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On Campus

Chairman of Special Olympics Speaks on Importance of Unity at HLS Seminar

Chairman of Special Olympics and best-selling author Timothy P. Shriver discussed the importance of unity in politics Monday at the Harvard Law School’s Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Widener Library

Harvard, California Researchers Discover Spur Development Gene in Columbine Flowers

Researchers at Harvard, CSU Sacramento, and UCSB discovered a new gene responsible for nectar spur development in columbine flowers.