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.
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.
Graduate student unions at Boston College, Yale, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania have withdrawn petitions to represent students at those campuses before the National Labor Relations Board over the past two weeks.
The National Labor Relations Board approved an election agreement earlier this month detailing the terms and timeline of Harvard’s upcoming unionization election.
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.
Graduate students opposed to unionization condemn unequal resources between Harvard Graduate Students Union and students critical of the union.
Columbia University will not respond to a bargaining request from its graduate student union, and the resulting NLRB proceedings could impact Harvard.
Harvard’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations Paul R. Curran announced the University’s preparations for the April student unionization election.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
A survey asked graduate students about advising, teaching, and student community building.
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.
Nan Goldin has called on the Harvard Art Museums to reject donations from the Sackler family over its connection to the opioid drug OxyContin.