On a day when workers and students took to the streets across the country to rally for minimum wage reform, over 200 Harvard affiliates gathered in front of Massachusetts Hall to push for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard’s dining services employees.
A lawsuit brought against a local Boston union is anticipated to have no effect on the union’s upcoming negotiations on behalf of Harvard University Dining Services staff or its ongoing representation of Harvard Club of Boston employees.
Olivia Velasquez ‘19 and Angelica Torres ‘19 try out the fresh fruit and yogurt bar in Annenberg during Tuesday night’s Brain Break. The addition of the bar is due to recent changes implemented by the Freshman Dean’s Office and the Undergraduate Council, which expanded Annenberg’s Brain Break hours and increased the variety of food offered.
Several Harvard student groups urged University President Drew G. Faust to join their coalition aimed at improving campus dining service employees’ labor contract, presenting her with a letter Tuesday outlining what they consider problems with the agreement.
The College plans to reshuffle its meal plan for undergraduates who choose to stay on campus this spring break, closing House dining halls and giving students cash stipends for their meals. This is a productive step, yet one that raises larger questions about undergraduate dining.
Once you become a part of house life (or even if you’re particularly comfortable in Annenberg), the dhall will become essentially an extension of your room, albeit a part with more people and less dirty laundry. What you wear when you're only there for a brief visit says a lot about you.