The junior has led the summer programming committee, which has kept busy with movie screenings and free ice cream.
Harwani has also made time to think ahead to the upcoming school year.
“We went to a conference called the National Association for Campus Activities and we booked a lot of different acts, such as spoken word acts — Neil Hilborn, who’s a spoken word artist who talks about mental health in his works, and we’re going to partner that hopefully with an art gallery that showcases a lot of mental health related pieces, and that’ll be in October,” he said. “We also have Elizabeth Acevedo, who is a spoken word artist who talks about Hispanic heritage, and she’ll be performing for Hispanic Heritage Month in September. We have a step show in early spring. That’s Step Afrika!, and they’ve actually performed at the White House, so that’s pretty cool.”
CUAB drew controversy last year when they did away with the Homecoming concert in favor of focusing on the spring Jubilee, which featured Carolina football alumnus-turned-country artist Chase Rice.
The activities board spent $77,000 booking Chase Rice for the 2016 concert compared to $80,750 spent in 2014-15 between Homecoming and Jubilee performers.
Rice was present on a poll released by CUAB in September to help determine the Jubilee artist. According to a CUAB document, he only received 81 of the total 1,580 votes.
The Weeknd was the most popular choice with 667 votes.