HPT: Dragging Sexism Out

A call for inclusive arts programs. Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical’s have been putting on student written shows since 1844. With clever, punny titles and an over-the-top brand of humor, the annual Hasty Pudding show has become a Harvard Institution, world-renowned and uniquely Harvard. Such a Harvard tradition naturally came from an exclusive social institution. The Hasty Pudding Club, founded in 1795, forms the route of the theatrics and exclusivity that today still define the organization. The social club itself still exists and has since gone co-ed, as has the staff of the show. However, the cast still remains firmly and …






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Open Harvard College Grant

The UC unveils $30K fund. A $30,000 fund has been allocated by the Dean of the College, the Office of Student Life, and Harvard’s Undergraduate Council to support initiatives addressing the compelling issues of 2016. Initiatives that address mental health, sexual assault and harassment prevention, race relations, and inclusive social life are eligible to apply for a portion of the $30k “Open Harvard College” grant. The Harvard Independent spoke with William Greenlaw ‘17, writer of the grant. Out of hopes to address the issues prevalent to student life on Harvard’s Campus, the Undergraduate Council has revamped a fund previously underutilized. …






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Support Alongside Prevention

A personal account of sexual assault on campus.  Readers: Please be aware that the content of this article contains potentially distressing material.   The Undergraduate Council has proposed new incentives to get student groups to engage with the issue of sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, it’s too late for me. The skit at the beginning of Opening Days tried to teach my class about what sexual assault looked like but they left out the part where you break into hard, ugly sobs at random moments, withdraw from the people and activities you love, and cease to be your old self. …






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