University spokesperson David J. Cameron said “Harvard University is 100 percent compliant in submitting applications for elevator inspections to the State of Massachusetts within sixty to ninety days before inspection is due.”
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.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana did not take a firm stance for or against the ongoing dining workers’ strike, instead saying he sees his role as minimizing disruption to House life.
Concerned by the dining hall worker strike’s impact on House life, Faculty Deans and House committees are hosting food and community events for students.
Some students are working to maintain environmental sustainability after dining hall workers began their strike and porcelain plates were replaced with disposables.
Students have reported finding undercooked meals, meat mixed in with vegetarian food, and insects in their food, prompting some to wonder whether understaffed kitchens are able to maintain regular health and safety standards.