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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

Staff writer Shera S. Avi-Yonah can be reached at shera.avi-yonah@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @saviyonah.

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Bargainfest
GSAS

Grad Union, Harvard Head to the Bargaining Table

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers marked the occasion with a kickoff rally in Harvard Yard.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Harvard Admissions Dean Emails ‘Key Points’ of School’s ‘Narrative’ to Alumni Interviewers Ahead of Trial

“In case you haven’t been closely following along, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of some key points of Harvard's narrative,” Fitzsimmons wrote in a Saturday email to alumni obtained by The Crimson.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
Labor

Harvard, Grad Student Union Set to Begin Negotiations Monday

Harvard and its new graduate student union will face each other across the bargaining table for the first time Monday, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’77 announced Friday afternoon.

Director of BGLTQ Student Life
On Campus

Harvard Celebrates Coming Out Day With Rainbow Cake, New Resource Guide for BGLTQ Students

As Harvard students marked National Coming Out Day with rainbow bandanas and pride pins, College offices debuted an informational guide meant to outline resources for BGLTQ students.

GSAS Shopping Week
GSAS

GSAS Shopping Week

The Graduate Student Council listened to administrators detail a possible replacement for shopping week at a meeting Wednesday.

GSAS Shopping Week
FAS

Grad Students Hear Proposal for Early Registration, 'Digital' Shopping Week at Town Hall

FAS Registrar Burke detailed what a replacement for shopping week could look like at a Graduate Student Council town hall Wednesday evening, suggesting the College is seriously exploring a move to an early registration system.

kavanaugh-HLS
FAS

Harvard Graduate Council Calls for University Investigation Into Kavanaugh

The Harvard Graduate Council published an open letter Wednesday asserting it supports the federal investigation into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and urging the University to undertake its own probe into the nominee.

kavanaugh-HLS
Harvard Law School

Students Filed Title IX Complaints Against Kavanaugh to Prevent Him From Teaching at Harvard Law

Over the past week, several students filed formal complaints alleging Kavanaugh’s presence in Cambridge would violate Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment.

Rally Against Kavanaugh
Politics

Rally Against Kavanaugh

Activists rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh by the John Harvard statue on Wednesday.

Rally Against Kavanaugh
Politics

'Hell Nah': Harvard International Socialists Holds Rally Against Kavanaugh in Yard

Toting rainbow flags and hand-drawn signs proclaiming “We Believe Survivors,” members of the Harvard International Socialists rallied in Harvard Yard Wednesday night to protest the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Owl Club
College

Owl Club Hosts First Openly Publicized Punch Event

As the sounds of Kanye West and Childish Gambino streamed onto Holyoke Street, sweaty, blazer-clad sophomores mingled at the all-male Owl Club’s first openly publicized punch event Wednesday night.

HGSU Bargaining Goals
GSAS

Harvard Grad Union Unveils 'Ambitious' List of Bargaining Goals

Harvard’s brand-new graduate student union inched towards the bargaining table earlier this semester when it published a list of goals for its inaugural round of negotiations with administrators. There are 80 goals in total.

GSAS's Dudley House
FAS

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Hires New Title IX Coordinator

Danielle E. Farrell will serve as the new Title IX coordinator for the roughly 4,000 Ph.D. and masters students enrolled in GSAS.

Cambridge Queen's Head Voting Place Sign
Labor

Grad Unionization Movement Sees Mixed Results Around Country After Harvard Success

After Harvard teaching and research assistants voted to unionize last semester, labor experts predicted other schools would follow in Harvard's footsteps. That forecast has proved partially correct at best.

Graduate Student Unionization Debate
GSAS

Grad Union Negotiations With Harvard Will Likely Take Place Behind Closed Doors

Harvard and its brand-new union have yet to hammer out initial bargaining terms. But both University and union representatives say their upcoming negotiations will likely take place behind closed doors.

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