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Harvard and Dining Workers Reach 'Tentative Agreement'

Harvard and its dining workers reached a “tentative agreement” around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday morning—the closest the two parties have come to a contract settlement during months of tense negotiations.

Students, Supports Show Out in Force Monday For Dining Workers

Monday marked a showing of force in support for Harvard’s dining services workers as more than a hundred students and supporters flooded the lobby where negotiations between the University and HUDS’s union took place.

Sexual Assault Bill Author Encourages Youth Activism

Amanda N. Nguyen ’13, founder and president of advocacy group Rise, criticized the lack of support the legal system affords sexual assault victims and emphasized young people’s ability to change that system during an address in Currier House Monday.

Undergrads Debate Final Club, Greek Life Sanctions

Four undergraduates debated Harvard’s new policy penalizing members of single-gender social organizations at a debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union Monday night.

A Three Week-Long Strike

Negotiators from Harvard and the union representing its dining workers reached a tentative agreement at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, ending the nearly three week-long strike. Here's a look back at the month of picketing and bargaining.

2012 Harvard Men’s Soccer Team Produced Sexually Explicit ‘Scouting Report’ on Female Recruits

In what appears to have been a yearly team tradition, a member of Harvard’s 2012 men’s soccer team produced a document that, in sexually explicit terms, individually assessed and evaluated freshmen recruits from the 2012 women’s soccer team based on their perceived physical attractiveness and sexual appeal.

More than 100 Harvard Faculty Signed Petition to Support Strike

Over the past several weeks, Harvard faculty have shown their support for striking dining hall workers, bringing their classes to the picket lines and signing a petition calling on Harvard to reach an agreement with its employees.

Students File Brief Defending Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies

A group of current and prospective Harvard College students have filed an amicus brief in support of Harvard’s race-conscious affirmative action policies in an ongoing lawsuit between Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.



Is the American University Ready for Donald Trump?

You’d think that Harvard would try to understand Trumpism better—it’s chock-full of sympathetic, unobjectionable liberals who often agree with Trump on free trade and campaign finance.


Harvard’s Curious Fascination with Colombia’s Homophobic Leaders

Whatever the reason, in failing to recognize and engage with Uribe and Ordoñez’s illiberal agenda, Harvard is failing to fulfill its core educational mission.


A Case for Non-Symbolic Reparation


For Opportunity for Every Child, Vote “Yes” on Question 2



Mayor Martin Walsh Discusses Efforts to Promote Diversity in Boston Governance

Reflecting on his nearly three years as Boston’s mayor, Martin J. Walsh discussed his initiatives to advance diversity in government and his goals for the future of local governance, particularly in light of his bid for reelection in 2017, at the Kennedy School of Government on Monday night.

Immigration Rights Activist Explores Definitions of ‘American’

Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist for immigrant rights, shared his experiences growing up as an undocumented immigrant in the United States and critiqued the way American citizens view undocumented immigrants living in the country

Faust Pitches Global Impact In Berlin

University President Drew G. Faust commended Harvard’s global impact at an alumni event in Berlin Friday, the latest in a series of international trips she has made as part of the University’s ongoing capital campaign.

Japan Feature

Japan, Through A Lens

It’s a hot, sticky morning in Tokyo. I’m wide awake at 6 a.m., jet-lag lingering two days into my stay. I put on the first t-shirt and pair of shorts I can pull out of my suitcase. Tiptoeing out of the Japanese-style bedroom, I try not to wake the eight other girls sleeping on rolled-out futon beds on the floor around me. I figure I should walk down the street to the only place I know will be open at this hour on a Saturday morning: Starbucks.


Music Lesson

In Service of Art

Incorporating art into community outreach poses challenges, but the experiences arts-based service organizations provide also offer unique fulfillment. As the roles of service and art in society remain under debate, initiatives at Harvard that meld the two areas continue to evolve, broadening arts access in surrounding communities and shaping campus artistic life.