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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

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GSAS's Dudley House

Bucking National Trend, GSAS Sees 2 Percent Increase in Int'l Applications

Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences saw a 2 percent increase in applications from abroad this year, despite a national drop in international applicants.

Caysie Carter
Student Life

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Adds Title IX Coordinator

Assistant Director of Student Affairs Caysie A. Carter will now serve as the Title IX Coordinator for Harvard’s Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building

Grad Student Unions Across U.S. Withdraw Representation Petitions

Graduate student unions at Boston College, Yale, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania have withdrawn petitions to represent students at those campuses before the National Labor Relations Board over the past two weeks.

Unionization Vote
Central Administration

NLRB Finalizes Union Election Timeline and Eligibility

The National Labor Relations Board approved an election agreement earlier this month detailing the terms and timeline of Harvard’s upcoming unionization election.

Commanding The Room

Unionization Advocates Worried by Bacow’s Past Stance

Pointing to University President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow’s past comments on labor issues, Harvard unionization supporters say they worry he will not support the issue.

Unionization Polarization
University News

Unionization Opponents Concerned By Second Election

​Graduate students opposed to unionization condemn unequal resources between Harvard Graduate Students Union and students critical of the union.

Unionization Vote

Columbia Refuses to Bargain with Its Graduate Student Union, Possibly Threatening NLRB Precedent

Columbia University will not respond to a bargaining request from its graduate student union, and the resulting NLRB proceedings could impact Harvard.

Graduate Student Union Rally

Curran Details Next Steps for New Unionization Election in Email to Students

​Harvard’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations Paul R. Curran announced the University’s preparations for the April student unionization election.

Graduate Student Union Rally

Univ. Will Hold Second Unionization Election in April

"I can guarantee you that student-workers like myself across campus are circling April 18 on their calendars right now," one Ph.D. student said.

Morals and the Mind

Teaching Fellows Face Uncertainty During Shopping Week

Graduate students and faculty said early semester fluctuating enrollments in their classes can cause challenges for course staff, who often face uncertain schedules as a result.

Unionization Vote
Student Life

Grad Student Union, Admins Clash Over Voter List for Second Election

The voter list was a point of contention in the original Nov. 2016 unionization election, when HGSU-UAW claimed that the voter list the University provided was insufficient.

Grad Student Housing

Rent for Univ. Housing Will Increase By Up to Three Percent

Rent for University-owned apartments will increase between zero and three percent for leases beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, Harvard University Housing announced earlier this month.

GSAS's Dudley House
Student Life

GSAS Students Report Satisfaction with Teaching, Concern with Advising

A survey asked graduate students about advising, teaching, and student community building.

Michael D. Smith
Alan Garber

Labor Activists Argue Against Garber, Smith for Presidency

Unionization organizer and English Ph.D. candidate Andrew B. Donnelly estimated student activists sent “more than 100” emails to people involved in the search process.

Sackler Museum

Photographer Asks Harvard to Shun Sackler Donations

Nan Goldin has called on the Harvard Art Museums to reject donations from the Sackler family over its connection to the opioid drug OxyContin.