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At the time of delivery, the petition had garnered 2,273 signatures, with 1,103 undergraduates, 685 graduate students, 113 faculty members, and 81 alumni as signatories.
With 1,827 signatures as of Wednesday, the Harvard Teaching Campaign is making a final push for signatures on a petition that calls for a 12-student cap on section sizes before delivering it to administrators.
Law experts say that Harvard graduate students' success at unionization may depend on whether the National Labor Relations Board reconsiders a 2004 decision.
Newly elected members of the Graduate Student Council declared Wednesday night their support for an effort by graduate students to unionize.
Graduate students involved in the unionization effort said the movement is still in its early stages but counts members from all three divisions of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
A ruling in favor of unionization rights for graduate students at Columbia might prompt interest in a similar movement at Harvard.
The Harvard University Police Department has observed an increase in reports of missing items, particularly at graduate apartment-style housing, according to spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.
Graduate Student Council President Summer A. Shafer leads the council's first meeting of the year in Dudley House on Wednesday evening. Many criticized the size of sections, noting that teaching fellows were additionally struggling with logistics after recent snow days.
At a meeting of the Graduate Student Council on Wednesday, students of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences lamented an unusually high level of uncertainty in their teaching plans for sections as a result of two consecutive snow days this week.
Members of the Harvard Teaching Campaign are hopeful that last semester’s string of departmental endorsements for smaller section size will result in a new policy this semester.
Teaching fellows play an important role in educating Harvard undergraduates, but for many, decades-old problems associated with shopping week, unclear expectations, and time commitments still pervade.
Faculty from the departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations have endorsed a 12-student cap on section sizes.
The body became the sixth department or committee to extend its support of the Harvard Teaching Campaign, a group of teaching fellows and students calling for smaller sections.
20 percent of GSAS respondents said they had experienced a significant delay in receiving paychecks, according to a recent survey presented at Wednesday night's Graduate Student Council meeting.
Two new queer groups were formed this fall to better serve and unite the non-undergraduate BGLTQ community.