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Central Administration

University Treasurer Defends Compensation at HMC

University Treasurer Paul J. Finnegan described efforts to improve the performance of Harvard Management Company in a letter responding to alumni concerned that the University's investment arm overcompensates its executives.

Unionization Vote

Harvard Student Unionization Vote Remains Too Close To Call

The National Labor Relations Board will hold hearings to determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort after a vote count Thursday morning showed that the election remains too close to call.


Columbia Files Objections to 'Conduct' of Student Unionization Election

​Columbia University has objected to the “conduct” of a vote permitting eligible students at the school to form a union and called for a new union election, arguing to the National Labor Relations Board that alleged voting day violations could have skewed the results of the election.

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A Look Back: Harvard Grad Students’ Decision to Join with UAW

​If the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers wins the vote to form a recognized union, it will be the culmination of more than a year of active organizing. But this is not the first graduate student union effort Harvard has seen.


Columbia Students First to Unionize Following NLRB Ruling

An overwhelming majority of Columbia’s graduate and undergraduate teaching and research assistants voted in favor of forming a union.

Unionization Vote
Student Life

Challenge Ballots Delay Student Unionization Vote

Harvard officials and graduate student organizers will meet again on Dec. 19 at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office to continue sifting through challenge ballots from November’s vote.

Harvard Medical School

New Medical School Dean Talks Improving Capital Campaign, Diversity

​Incoming Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 listed improving diversity, supporting the University’s capital campaign, and re-energizing faculty among his principal priorities when he takes charge of the school next month.

"You Can't Normalize White Supremacy"

Protesters Denounce Trump Advisers Outside IOP Event

​Protesters gathered in the pouring rain outside Harvard’s Institute of Politics Wednesday evening to denounce the University for inviting advisers of President-elect Donald Trump to a campus event this week and call for the dismissal of Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.


Student Unionization Vote Count Will Extend Into December

Ballot boxes containing student votes have remained sealed for nearly two weeks, which is standard protocol until all questions about challenged ballots are resolved.


Unionization Vote Count Stalled by Large Number of Challenges

Around 1,000 challenged ballots have delayed a tally to determine whether or not eligible Harvard students voted to unionize.


Vote Count on Student Unionization Pushed to Tuesday

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have not yet begun counting the ballots from last week's union election due to the time-consuming process of sifting through challenges.

Unionization Vote

Students Head to Voting Booths for First Day of Historic Student Union Election

Eligible graduate student research and teaching assistants, as well as undergraduate teaching assistants, cast their ballots for or against unionization at the Phillips Brooks House Association in Harvard Yard and the Dental School in Longwood.

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Central Administration

Supporters and Opponents of Unionization Ramp Up Efforts as Vote Approaches

Students for and against graduate student unionization have escalated their organizing activity in preparation of the official vote on Wednesday and Thursday.


Deans Email Students Before Historic Union Vote

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Xiao-Li Meng wrote separate emails about the unionization vote to graduate students on Tuesday.


Students Opposing Unionization Escalate Activity As Vote Nears

A loosely organized effort opposed to student unionization has escalated its activities in the leadup to this week’s vote on whether students from across Harvard’s graduate schools and the College will form a collective bargaining unit.