As University affiliates work to understand and respond to the tax plan, here’s a brief explanation of what the bill means for Harvard.
A provision that could have drastically increased graduate students' federal tax burdens did not make it into the final version of Congress’s tax plan for next year.
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.
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.
Friends and colleagues, pointing to Finnegan’s long track record at Harvard, say he will likely play an influential role in directing the search in months to come.
Graduate students say they are concerned about the tax plan’s “devastating” elimination of deductions for interest on student loans.
They call him “Mr. Harvard.” A corporate tycoon and major donor who fondly remembers his days playing center for the Harvard football team, Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67 is continuing a long history of giving back to his alma mater.
One of the unionization effort’s attorneys criticized the voting list Harvard created before the still-contested 2016 election.
More than two dozen graduate students gathered in the Yard to protest a Republican tax proposal that could slash their earnings and cut into the University’s endowment.
“The resulting tax burden would be grossly disproportionate to the stipends received by most students,” Garber wrote.
“It’s very alarming for graduate students,” said Colleen Golja, a graduate student in engineering. “I can’t imagine paying more taxes than I already do.”
Supporters of Harvard’s student unionization effort held a rally in the Yard, urging the University to drop its appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board.
For now at least, what some consider Khurana’s signature initiative as Dean of the College is safe.
As Cambridge gears up for today's slate of elections, Harvard’s student unionization group is distributing a guide for voters.
University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 defended the Harvard’s decision to appeal a National Labor Relations Board, arguing that Harvard facilitated a fair election last fall.