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Phelan Yu

Phelan Yu is an Associate News Editor for the 145th guard. He can be reached at phelan.yu@thecrimson.com.

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FAS

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Ambivalent About Bacow

​Roughly 45 percent of surveyed Harvard faculty reported feeling neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the choice of Lawrence S. Bacow as Harvard’s next president.

Notes

A Note to Readers on Faculty Survey Methodology

Broadly, respondent demographics tracked well with publicly available information on the demographics of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Approval Ratings of Admin and Departmental Breakdown
FAS

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Do Not Believe Harvard Provides Sufficient Departmental Support

The survey also revealed that a majority of respondents believe University President Drew G. Faust, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and Dean of FAS Michael D. Smith are doing “good” or “very good” jobs.

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FAS

Eighty-Eight Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe Trump Has Done a ‘Very Poor’ Job as President

The faculty survey revealed that the vast majority of respondents identify as “liberal” or “very liberal,” and that a similarly large majority of FAS voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Unionization Vote
Features

Polls: Pro-Union Voters Twice as Likely to Disapprove of Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Harassment

Students who voted “Yes” to unionization were two-and-a-half times more likely to disapprove of how Harvard handles issues of discrimination and sexual harassment than were students who voted “No,” according to an exit poll.

Faculty Survey Results
FAS

Majority of Surveyed Faculty Support Fossil Fuel Divestment, Social Group Sanctions

A significant majority of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences—67 percent—believe the University should divest from fossil fuels, while a slightly smaller majority—55 percent—support the College’s controversial social group penalties.

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Features

Pro-Union Voters Seven Times More Likely to Approve of Strikes, Exit Polls Show

Harvard students who voted in favor of unionization were nearly seven times more likely to report they approve of strikes as a negotiation tactic than those who voted against.

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Features

Polling: Pro-Union Voters More Likely to Report Dissatisfaction with Harvard Advising, Financial Support

Students who voted in favor of unionization last week were more likely to report feeling dissatisfied with Harvard’s advising and financial support systems, according to exit polling data collected by The Crimson.

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Features

Polling Shows Strong Union Support Among Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences Students

Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.

Unionization Exit Polls
Features

Exit Polls Suggested 50.6 Percent Favored Union

Exit poll results adjusted for response bias suggested a slight majority—50.6 percent—of eligible students who cast ballots voted in favor of unionization. But the margin of error—plus or minus 2 percent—meant The Crimson could not definitively call the election.

Unionization Vote
Labor

NLRB Rules Against Harvard in Student Unionization Appeal

​Harvard may have to hold a new election to determine whether eligible students can form a union after the National Labor Relations Board ruled against the University’s appeal Tuesday.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Lobbying

With Looming Tax Bill, Grad Students Escalate Advocacy

Harvard graduate students have continued to advocate against Republican tax proposals that could hike their taxes and cut into the University’s endowment.

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GSAS

Graduate Student Council Urges Harvard To Withdraw NLRB Appeal

The resolution asks Harvard to drop an appeal to the National Labor Relations Board that argues that there should not be another election to determine whether or not graduate students may unionize.

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Politics

Students Criticize Proposed Elimination of Loan Deductions

Graduate students say they are concerned about the tax plan’s “devastating” elimination of deductions for interest on student loans.

Unionization Vote
Labor

Grad Unionization Attorney Criticizes Harvard’s NLRB Appeal

One of the unionization effort’s attorneys criticized the voting list Harvard created before the still-contested 2016 election.

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