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The Pulitzer Prize winner said the media’s overemphasis on objectivity diminishes its ability to present issues accurately.
Active and globally recognized, Harvard’s Science, Technology, and Society network is seeking to ingrain itself into the University’s academic structure, striving for a Ph.D. program to produce scholars and teachers for Harvard and beyond.
Currently, students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are billed a $25 fee each year that goes toward funding Graduate Student Council meetings, as well as conferences and summer research grants.
At the meeting of the Graduate Student Council, students discussed and voted on a number of measures, including an activities fee and whether to support graduate students part of a movement to unionize.
After a divided discussion on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council ultimately voted to stand in support of members of a graduate student unionization movement.
Sections for writing intensive courses in the English department now look to include 12 to 15 students—smaller than the 18 or so students targeted in most lecture courses.
Graduate students who reported being sexually harassed at Harvard when surveyed last spring were more likely to identify an offender as a faculty member than their undergraduate counterparts.
Using pledge cards to gather supporters, the movement organizers are bringing in hundreds of GSAS students each week, according to John M. Nicoludis, a Chemistry graduate student.
The student unionization effort, which follows similar movements at peer schools and went public last spring, is gaining steam, recruiting and soliciting signatures from potential members.
Some graduate students voiced concerns about a lack of information surrounding the unionization effort on Wednesday at an unusually crowded Graduate Student Council meeting.
The website, harvardgradunion.org, appears to be part of a greater attempt to recruit new members to the effort.
Undergraduate members of the Honor Council—the student-faculty body tasked with enforcing the honor code—are adjusting their schedules as the Council hears its first slate of academic integrity cases.
The union of Harvard graduate students must expand its membership to include a simple majority of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students as part of the legal requirements to form a union.
In the last 15 years, recipients for the Certificate of Distinction for TFs, TAs, and CAs has increased dramatically, from 350 in the spring of 1999 to 513 in the spring of 2015.
University President Drew G. Faust has made it clear that she opposes some graduate students' movement to unionize.