Amid turmoil in Washington over immigration reform, Harvard administrators are pushing for legislation securing legal protections for undocumented students and staff.
Graduate student unions at Boston College, Yale, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania have withdrawn petitions to represent students at those campuses before the National Labor Relations Board over the past two weeks.
University President Drew G. Faust said financial aid fundraising is still a significant priority for campaign organizers.
At 66, incoming University President Lawrence S. Bacow will be the oldest president ever to begin a term at Harvard’s helm.
Some Harvard students critiqued the committee’s choice, noting they felt frustrated by a pick they said too closely resembles presidents past.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana applauded the Hasty Pudding Theatricals for its decision to cast women starting fall 2018, noting the move came at the “right time.”
Hours before the Hasty Pudding announced its decision to cast women last month, Mila Kunis privately phoned at least one member of the Pudding's graduate board to discuss the move.
The federal government launched an investigation into Harvard in 2016 for allegedly failing to respond “promptly and equitably” to a sexual assault complaint at the College.
The Office of Student Life could continue to tweak the recommendations even after staffers send the plan to students, Khurana said.