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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

Staff writer Shera S. Avi-Yonah can be reached at shera.avi-yonah@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @saviyonah.

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Unionization Voters
GSAS

Students Cast Ballots On First Day of Historic Unionization Election

Mulling the pros and cons of installing a union at Harvard, eligible graduate and undergraduate students headed to the polls Wednesday on the first day of the University's second go at a unionization election.

PBK Junior 24 Announcement
College

‘Junior 24’ Tapped to Join Phi Beta Kappa

Twenty-four College juniors woke up to an email Tuesday morning informing them of their selection as inductees into Alpha Iota chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Unionization Vote
College

Curran Emails Students Highlighting Anti-Union Concerns

In a rapid-fire series of emails to eligible voters, Harvard's labor and employee relations director highlighted three concerns raised by anti-unionization students.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
GSAS

Contract Negotiations at UConn Offer Window into Realities of Grad. Union Bargaining

After several months of negotiations, the University of Connecticut and its graduate student union reached an agreement last week.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

Harvard Gears Up for Second Unionization Election

The election will determine whether over 4,000 eligible graduate and undergraduate teaching and research assistants will collectively bargain with the University.

GSAS's Dudley House
Race

GSAS Hires First Pair of Diversity Fellows

The 2018 fellows, Ph.D. students Alyssa M. Hernandez and Alfredo M. Valencia, both said they applied for the position as a way to make underrepresented minorities feel more welcome on Harvard’s campus.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

Off-Campus Students Dismayed at Absence of Mail-In Ballots for Union Election

A number of the students unable to vote next week include those completing fieldwork or remote research for their degree.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
GSAS

Garber Highlights Current Resources for Graduate Students in Email

With Harvard’s second unionization election fast approaching, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 sent an email to affiliates Thursday listing resources Harvard already provides absent a bargaining unit.

Winnie the Pooh's Home
On Campus

Winnie the Pooh's Home

A small stump with a red shingle roof and battered blue door next to the Science Center are all that remain of Winnie the Pooh's homes in Cambridge.

Dean Dench
FAS

GSAS Dean Commits to Focus on Graduate Student Advising

According to a recent student life survey conducted by GSAS, nearly 10 percent of graduate students have concerns about the quality of their relationship with their primary adviser.

Unionization Vote
Labor

In Push to Reach Voters, Anti-Union Student Publishes Video Series

At least one anti-unionization graduate student is increasing his efforts to reach voters through a series of informational video interviews with University administrators.

M.D. Ph.D. At The Same Time WOW
FAS

In Both Spheres: M.D.-Ph.D. Students at Harvard

Enrollees say the ability to pursue vastly different disciplines, the close social connections forged through the M.D.-Ph.D. program, and later career benefits derived from holding two degrees render the challenging curriculum more than worth it.

Grad Student Unionization Debate
On Campus

Graduate Students Debate Unionization at Crimson Forum

Graduate students in favor of and against unionization efforts debated in advance of an upcoming election at a forum hosted by The Crimson on Thursday evening.

Graduate Student Union Rally
GSAS

Campus Unions, Local Labor Councils Endorse Grad Student Union

A host of campus and local labor unions released a statement Monday morning in support of the graduate student unionization effort, urging eligible graduate and undergraduate students to vote in favor of collective bargaining.

THUD
College

THUD

Cole Durbin '18 (center) taps out a rhythm during THUD's spring show, "THUDlash."

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