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Caroline S. Engelmayer

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Student Union Organizers Gear Up for Potential Re-Vote

Even before the National Labor Relations Board has finalized its decision, student union organizers at Harvard are preparing to launch another unionization campaign.

GSAS's Dudley House

After Outcry, Grad Students to Receive Summer Stipend Lump Sum Option

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will allow students to receive their stipend in one lump sum on June 1, as it has in past years.

Unionization Vote

NLRB Calls for Re-Vote in Unionization Election

The National Labor Relations Board will conduct another election to determine whether eligible students at Harvard can form a union if a re-vote does not end in favor of the union.

Kruti Vora

Cheered on by Fans, Harvard Students Run Boston Marathon

Cheered on by supportive fans and motivated by inspirational signs, more than a dozen Harvard students joined thousands of other runners to cross the finish line of the 121st annual Boston Marathon.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building

Union, University Resolve Portion of Remaining Challenged Ballots

252 ballots remain under challenge from an election that could determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort.

Girma’s Serenade
Student Life

'Fair Harvard' Lyric Change Fails to Strike Chord with Students

“Changing the name of a song does very little to impact my experience here,” Jonathan S. Roberts ’17 said.

Harvard Graduate Students Union Info Session

Harvard, Union Effort File Post-Hearing Briefs with NLRB

Both parties' briefs address two main issues: challenged ballots and allegations of an unfair election.


After Negotiations, Police Union Ratifies New Contract

​After months of negotiations, Harvard and a union represent Harvard University Police Department officers have agreed on a new contract..

Graduate School Council Elections

Graduate Council Holds Elections, Revises Constitution

​Kevin Tian, a graduate student in applied physics, and Aric Flemming, a graduate student at the Divinity School, were elected President and Vice-President of the Harvard Graduate Council on Monday.

GSAS's Dudley House

Under Financial Pressure, GSAS Plans Unusually Low Stipend Increase

GSAS will increase student stipends by 1.5 percent in the 2017-2018 academic year, an unusually small increase owing to poor returns on Harvard’s endowment.

Union Organizers Continue Criticism of University’s Response to Immigration Petition

​Some Harvard graduate students continue to criticize Harvard’s response to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders more than a month after they presented a petition demanding additional support for international students.

GSAS's Dudley House

GSAS Dean to Take Sabbatical Next Year

GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng will take a sabbatical next academic year, and Emma Dench, a History and Classics professor, will serve as interim dean.


Grad Student Union Hosts Anti-Islamophobia Teach-In

A sub-group of Harvard’s Graduate Student Union-United Auto Workers, held a teach-in on Islamophobia Thursday evening that looked to educate members about “the history of Islamophobia in the U.S. and current issues facing Muslim communities."

Harvard International Office

Fast-Track Visa Suspension Could Jeopardize Hiring

The premium processing freeze may prevent or delay the hiring of international faculty and researchers.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building

Student Unionization Hearing Ends

​A hearing that could determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization election ended Friday, though a final decision may not come until next month.