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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

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NLRB to Finalize Results of Harvard’s 2016 Unionization Election in January

The National Labor Relations Board will count the remaining 195 contested ballots from Harvard’s Nov. 2016 student unionization election in early January, possibly paving the way for a new election.

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In NLRB Pro-Union Columbia Decision, Some See Ties to Harvard

“We’ve been celebrating with Harvard here,” said Olga Brudastova, a Columbia graduate student and union organizer.

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Cambridge Fire Department

Fire Department Responds to Smoke Complaint in Adams

Acting Chief of Department Gerard E. Mahoney said the source of the issue was smoke due to “a telephone charger cord that overheated.”

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Student Life

Five Seniors Named 2019 Schwarzman Scholars

Five Harvard seniors and six University affiliates were named Schwarzman Scholars on December 4, according to the scholarship’s press office.

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Harvard Material?

Each month, Harvard receives approximately 200 requests from College students wishing to see their admissions files. But some say they're left with more questions than answers.

Dennis Carlone

Dennis Carlone

Dennis J. Carlone, an urban planner and architect, is currently in his second term on the council.

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Your Guide to Harvard Halloweekend

Finally, Halloweekend has arrived, bringing with it some ~spooky~ party options. We've got the details.


Former Surgeon General Talks Workplace Loneliness

“The issue of depression and loneliness among medical students and graduate students is hugely underestimated."

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Student Life

Freshman Creates Website to Aggregate Campus Events

George H. Moe ’21 created ClubHub to organize events at his high school after he “missed an event [he] really wanted to go to because the email got buried.”

Scarborough Speaks at Democracy Center Event

Administrators Considering Expanding Freshman Gender-Neutral Housing

The College is currently reviewing proposals to add a gender-neutral housing option for freshman, according to Director of BGLTQ Student Life Sheehan D. Scarborough ’07.

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Houghton Library Exhibit Celebrates New Music Curriculum

Harvard’s Music department now features a brand new set of requirements, meant to encourage undergraduate concentrators to “broaden their horizons” in the field.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Forum Spotlights Path Forward for Global Economy

Executive Chair of the World Economic Forum Klaus M. Schwab went on to present an optimistic view of what he termed the “fourth industrial revolution.”


Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program

"I would put Japan squarely among the world’s top five space powers," University of Washington-Seattle Professor Saadia M. Pekkanen said.