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Harvard Graduate Students Union
GSAS

Union, Harvard Reach New Agreements as Strike Authorization Vote Continues

Harvard and its graduate student union tentatively agreed on two new contract provisions Thursday in the first bargaining session since union members began voting on whether to authorize a strike over a lack of progress in negotiations.

Home Shore

Head of the Charles 2019

The Trophies. The Leaders. The Preparation. All of these and much more behind the scenes work went into the 55th running of the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Indigenous Peoples' Day #2
College

Native Americans at Harvard College Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

Undergraduate group Native Americans at Harvard College hosted an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event Monday, celebrating native cultures and petitioning Harvard administrators to solely accept Indigenous Peoples' Day as the official University holiday and cease recognition of Columbus Day.

University Hall
University

Prevalence of Sexual Misconduct at Harvard Remains Unchanged From Four Years Ago, AAU Survey Finds

Roughly 33 percent of undergraduate women surveyed this year reported that they had experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact. In 2015, 31 percent of senior undergraduate women reported experiencing some form of sexual assault.

Athletics Complex
Student Groups

Seniors Create Club to Combat 'Underrepresentation' of Women in Harvard Athletics

More than 100 women from 19 different varsity teams have joined the club, which aims to support athletes in part through workshops, panels, and wellness classes.

The Hasty Pudding
College

Hasty Pudding Donates to Anti-Sex Trafficking Nonprofit Following Criticism of Epstein Donations

In the wake of an August petition calling on the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to donate funds connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the Hasty Pudding announced a $50,000 donation to an anti-sex trafficking nonprofit Monday.

Harvard Graduate Students Union
Unionization

Harvard Graduate Union to Hold Strike Authorization Vote

Harvard’s graduate student union will hold a strike authorization vote, the group announced in an email to members Tuesday morning.

Title IX Office
Student Life

Harvard Debuts Anonymous Online Title IX Reporting Form

Harvard’s Title IX Office debuted an anonymous online reporting form on Monday designed to help students report sexual misconduct with greater comfort and logistical ease.

Roland Fryer Headshot
FAS

Harvard Closes Fryer’s Research Lab As Sanctions Take Effect

Harvard shuttered Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr.’s research lab, the Education Innovation Laboratory, on Monday after more than a decade of operation, according to its website.

University of California Divestment
Harvard Management Co

University of California Divestment Decision Offers Insights Into Feasibility of Divestment at Harvard

As the UC system — which holds a mix of public and private assets — disentangles itself from the fossil fuel industry, some experts say it may offer a glimpse of what it would look like for Harvard to follow a similar path.

GSC Meeting
GSAS

Half of Grad Student Survey Respondents Say They Are ‘Often’ or ‘Always’ Worried About Their Finances

Half of the 331 respondents to a survey on graduate students’ perceptions of their economic security reported that they are “often” or “always” worried about “financial issues.”

Admissions Decision
College

Federal Judge Rules Harvard's Admissions Policies Do Not Discriminate Against Asian American Applicants

The ruling brings an end to this stage of the lawsuit filed against the University by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in 2014. SFFA alleged that the College's admissions policies discriminate against Asian American applicants by holding them to higher standards.

Massachusetts Hall
University Finances

Bacow Apologizes for Comparing Harvard Schools’ Relationships With Donors to Slavery

University President Lawrence S. Bacow used the 13th Amendment as an analogy to compare the University’s wealthy donors to freed slaves Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.

Pedestrians
Harvard Square

Following Deadly Crash, Residents Reimagine Pedestrian Safety in Harvard Square

Cambridge residents and city officials have started to question the state of pedestrian safety after 67-year-old librarian Sharon Hamer was struck and killed last week crossing the street in Harvard Square outside of the crosswalk.

The Hasty Pudding
College

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Undergrads Petition Grad Members to Donate Epstein-Linked Funds

Current Hasty Pudding Theatricals members and alumni started a petition to the organization’s graduate board last month calling for the Pudding to donate the $50,000 gift it received from a charity connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2016.

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