While these numbers do not fully reflect the complexity of the issues at stake, the question remains: What values will be conveyed to students and the community by Harvard’s response to this strike?
That creativity and ingenuity have yet to show their face in the negotiations to end this dispute.
We are incredibly grateful to Food for Free and the many other community members who have worked tirelessly to provide alternative food sources, and our shelves are fully stocked in preparation for when we open our doors for the winter tomorrow night.
Asking people to come in from other parts of the university is an escalation comparable to a situation in which the union might intimidate people in the process of their crossing picket lines.
The secondary field in European History, Politics, and Societies was the result of extensive efforts which took more than three years.
It is important to note that at Harvard, domestic and international students are eligible for the exact same need-based financial aid, but the sources of this financial aid are different and require different application forms.
To the author of this article, and to those who agree with it, I pose one simple question: where do you find the audacity to dream on behalf of your compatriots?
However, if I were to write that the creation of another ethnic studies field prior to the creation of a European Studies field was personally disheartening, redundant, frustrating, or hurtful, others would not hesitate to castigate me.
It is my sincere hope that the Harvard University administration reconsiders its position and negotiates fairly for the benefit of both the Harvard dining workers and the students and staff that they care for.
For 50 years, the IOP has been a source of pride for the Harvard community. As its director, Maggie Williams not only carries its torch, but preserves its tradition as an essential forum for diverse viewpoints.