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Graduate School Council Elections

Graduate Council Holds Elections, Revises Constitution

​Kevin Tian, a graduate student in applied physics, and Aric Flemming, a graduate student at the Divinity School, were elected President and Vice-President of the Harvard Graduate Council on Monday.

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Student Unionization Hearing Ends

​A hearing that could determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization election ended Friday, though a final decision may not come until next month.

Unionization Vote

Harvard Student Unionization: What’s at Stake

Harvard's student unionization effort is going to an NLRB hearing today. Here's a guide to who’s involved, what’s happened so far, and what’s at stake.

Harvard Grad Council Adopts Statement On Immigration Ban

​Harvard Graduate Council members voted unanimously to “stand as a united body against the polarization affecting this country” in an open letter on President Donald Trump's immigration ban Monday.


In Second Meeting, GSAS Action Network Plans Advocacy Events

The GSAS Action Network, a graduate student advocacy group, will attend public meetings with members of Congress to discuss labor and environmental policies in the coming weeks, the group decided Monday.

HGC Meeting

Harvard Grad Council Discusses Immigration Order, Governance

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council criticized President Donald Trump's immigration order at the body's first meeting of the semester Monday.

Grad Student Housing
Real Estate

Rent for Harvard Apartments Will Increase 3 Percent On Average

​Rent for apartments owned by Harvard University Housing will increase an average of 3 percent in the 2017-2018 school year, drawing criticism from some graduate students who live in the apartments.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building

Harvard Moves to Dismiss Objection to Unionization Election

Harvard disputed union organizers’ objection to a November student unionization vote, arguing that the University provided accurate lists of eligible voters in the election.

Unionization Polarization

Students Puzzle Over ‘Surprising’ Unionization Vote Count

For many students on both sides of the unionization question, the initial vote count and the stalled progress of the unionization effort is surprising.

Unionization Vote

NLRB Hearing on Unionization Election Disputes Set for Feb. 21

​The National Labor Relations Board will begin a hearing Feb. 21 to decide which votes should be counted in the November election intended to decide whether eligible Harvard students form a union.

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Historic Unionization Vote Count to Begin Dec. 22

National Labor Relations Board officials will begin counting ballots on Dec. 22 in an election that will decide whether Harvard teaching and research assistants will form a union—though the ultimate result of the vote could be delayed further.


Climate Change Comes to Cambridge

Rising sea levels, storm surges, and floods caused by climate change could place Harvard's campus at risk of being washed away.


E-Tolling Paves Way for I-90 Realignment in Allston

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation switched to all-electronic tolling on the Mass. Turnpike last week, paving the way for the realignment of the I-90 interchange in Allston and opening up land for potential Harvard development.

Harvard Law School

Appeals Court Upholds Law School Plagiarism Decision

​A federal appeals court upheld last week Harvard Law School’s decision to reprimand a student for plagiarism, affirming a lower court ruling against the plaintiff, Megon J. Walker, who sued Harvard in 2012.


‘Extreme Drought’ Forces Cambridge to Purchase $3.6 Million of Water

Reduced rainfall in Massachusetts and parts of the Northeast since May has pushed Cambridge’s local reservoirs to their lowest volume in at least 10 years, driving the city to purchase millions of dollars of water.