Harvard undergrad takes legal action against Harvard IRC for removal.

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Theo Harper, a Harvard undergraduate, sued the Harvard International Relations Council alleging he was wrongfully removed after conducting a secret financial stress test for the organization. Harper redirected $170,000 for the test, leading to his temporary removal. The IRC’s board of directors will vote on reinstating him amidst legal action.

In September, Harper redirected funds to conduct a financial stress test unbeknownst to top IRC leadership.
Between September and November, around $170,000 was deposited and transferred back to the official account.
The IRC partially disputed Harper’s actions, stating they were unauthorized and investigating
Harper filed a small claims case against IRC for his ouster, claiming emotional damages and demanding compensation for missed participation in upcoming conferences.”

The consequences of the financial stress test led to internal tensions within the IRC related to financial management and transparency, resulting in Harper’s temporary removal and legal action.

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