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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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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.

UC first meeting Smith Center
College

UC, Harvard Grad Council Collaborate on Mentorship Program

The Undergraduate Council and the Harvard Graduate Council plan to create a mentorship program this fall that will pair undergraduate and graduate students according to their interests and career goals.

Grad Student Unionization Debate
Labor

Union Civil and Human Rights Committee Begins Discussing Priorities

Representatives of Harvard’s new graduate student union say they are committed to prioritizing issues of diversity and inclusion at the bargaining table.

Graduate Student Unionization Debate
GSAS

Grad Union Expects to Start Negotiating With Harvard 'Early' This Semester

If HGSU-UAW does begin pushing for a contract with Harvard this semester, it will cap off an eventful — and historic — year for both the University and the brand-new union.

Graduate Student Union Rally
FAS

Pushing for Sexual Assault Bill, Harvard's New Union Wades into State Politics

Harvard’s brand-new graduate student union is wading into state politics to advocate for a sexual assault prevention law currently under consideration by the Massachusetts state legislature.

Students En Route
College

With Beginning of Fall Classes, Students Lament Loss of ‘Harvard Time’

Despite the rollout of a new schedule for the College, undergraduates found the start of classes remarkable in its uneventfulness.

A Gathering Crowd
College

Harvard Is Without All-Female Social Groups After Last Three Holdouts Agree to Go Co-Ed

The Pleiades Society, the IC Club, and La Vie Club — the last three women-only final clubs left standing — have agreed to admit people of all genders and applied for College recognition, according to an email obtained by The Crimson.

Grad Student Unionization Debate
Unionization

Grad Union Surveys Members in First Step Toward Negotiations

Harvard’s newly formed graduate student union launched its bargaining survey Wednesday evening, marking the first step in the union’s preparations to negotiate with the University.

Unionization Voters
Labor

Union Bargaining Committee Election Sees Low Turnout

In total, 513 members of the bargaining unit voted in the election, according to meeting notes from an HGSU-UAW executive committee meeting held May 14.

Radcliffe Choral Society and Harvard Glee Club Concert
College

Administrators Told All-Female Choir to Update Bylaws Months Before Group Went Coed

The formerly all-female Radcliffe Choral Society opened its membership to students of all genders in late April 2018.

Harvard Teaching Campaign
GSAS

Labor of Love: The Five-Year Road to Unionization

As Harvard and its new union prepare to begin negotiations, current and former union organizers remember the five-year march to unionization as convoluted, lengthy, and difficult.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Features

Star Economics Prof Fryer Facing Harvard and State-Level Investigations, Barred from Lab He Heads

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.

Unionization Voters
Central Administration

Experts Say Harvard's Union Bargaining Terms Differ From Typical Labor Contract

Labor experts say the boundaries delineating issues allowed on the bargaining table for Harvard’s student union could differ from those that define a typical labor contract negotiation.

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Labor

Harvard’s Decision to Bargain Puts Pressure on Peer Institutions, Organizers Say

Labor experts and union organizers say Harvard’s recent move to bargain with its graduate student union may boost unionization efforts at peer universities.

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