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The resolution, which is nearly identical to one passed by the Undergraduate Council earlier this week, calls upon the graduate body to urge relevant Harvard administrators to support fair process as workers decide whether or not to unionize.
A movement to limit the size of course sections to 12 students that began among a small group of graduate students last fall has grown into a formal campaign backed by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and endorsed by the University’s Philosophy Department.
Graduate students voiced complaints about the systems that govern teaching fellows and their responsibilities, sharing stories about teaching for months without getting paid and scrambling to find teaching posts as enrollment numbers fluctuate during shopping week.
The Graduate Student Council will host a “Teaching Town Hall” on Feb. 19 for teaching fellows and other graduate students to air grievances and look for solutions to problems in the classroom and in dealing with faculty members.
Remember when you used to dream about going to Harvard? About eating in Annenberg, living in a beautiful, bell-towered House on the river, and learning from Nobel Prize-winning professors? Now that you’ve been here a while, you’ve no doubt learned that (spoiler alert) Annenberg isn’t actually Hogwarts, that the River Houses have cockroaches, and that you’ll spend as much time learning from graduate students as you do from the likes of Karplus and Mankiw. But never fear, Harvard TFs tend to be amazing—and just as diverse as Harvard students. Here are the five-and-a-half types of teaching fellows you’ll have at Harvard:
Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have employed a new material to mimic the low-power, high-performance functioning of the human brain in simple circuits.
Harvard Horizons, an initiative to recognize and celebrate the contributions of PhD students at Harvard, awarded these 8 scholars on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Fenna Krienen, Hansun Hsiung, Jeff Teigler, Liz Maynes-Aminzade, Aaron Kuan, Alex Fattal, Stephanie Dick and Edgar Barroso were named the 2013 Horizon Scholars.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Harvard Horizons initiative—a program designed to highlight some of the best work of Harvard Ph.D. students—culminated in a TED Talk-style symposium on Monday.
Nalini Ambady, a former associate professor of psychology at Harvard, is currently fighting for her life against leukemia. Ambady, who is now a professor at Stanford, has just seven weeks to find a bone marrow match before her next round of chemotherapy. According to the website nalinineedsyou.com, Ambady has a one in 20,000 chance of finding a matching donor.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Graduate Student Council is adapting mental health programs implemented the College to fit its own independent mental health resources.
Songs ranging from a Chinese tune that depicts the seven states of being drunk to a rendition of an instrumental piece in the French film ‘Amelie’ filled Dudley House dining hall Sunday night during the World Music Ensemble’s fall concert.
Although Hurricane Sandy interrupted all but core Harvard University operations Monday, the so-called superstorm was no match for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph. D candidate Mollie A. Woodworth.
Robert A. HIll, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses race, ethnicity, and African identity at the graduate student-organized conference "Reconsidering Caribbean Diaspora." FridaSeptember 28