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Phelan Yu

Phelan Yu is an Associate News Editor for the 145th guard. He can be reached at

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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College Allocates Extra Funding for House Events During Strike

Concerned by the dining hall worker strike’s impact on House life, Faculty Deans and House committees are hosting food and community events for students.

Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder

Evolutionary Biologist Puts Agassiz’s Views on Race Under Microscope

Evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves examined the controversial history of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz’s views on race and human evolution.

A Vision for Asian Collective Energy Security

Tanaka Advocates Peacekeeping Through Energy in Asia

Nobuo Tanaka, former executive director of the International Energy Agency and president of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, argued Tuesday that cooperation in energy efforts should play a vital role in collaboration and peacekeeping in Asia.


Former Officials Offer Presidential Solutions to U.S.-Russia 'Crisis'

A group of Russia experts, including former U.S. and Russian government officials, advocated renewed dialogue in areas of mutual interest as a critical strategy for the next American President during a panel on U.S.-Russia relations at the Institute of Politics Monday night.