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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Class of 2016

GOP Plan Could Cause Grad Student Tax Hike

“It’s very alarming for graduate students,” said Colleen Golja, a graduate student in engineering. “I can’t imagine paying more taxes than I already do.”

Student Groups

Graduate Council Holds Elections, Discusses DACA Response

The Harvard Graduate Council elected seven students to its executive board Monday evening and discussed ways to respond to Trump's decision to end DACA.

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University News

Passport to Uncertainty

With Trump's immigration orders on hold, some international students say the "fear and anxiety" hasn't abated.

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Computer Science

Harvard, Connected: The Houses Got Internet

The relative obscurity of Harvard’s “high speed data network” in 1992 caused some students to disregard its significance at first.


Student Union Organizers Gear Up for Potential Re-Vote

Even before the National Labor Relations Board has finalized its decision, student union organizers at Harvard are preparing to launch another unionization campaign.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.