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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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Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Economics

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.

Cambridge Queen's Head Voting Place Sign
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.

Students Filing In
Central Administration

21 Vie For Seats on Union Bargaining Committee

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers is holding elections for the union’s main negotiating body May 9 and 10.

Drew Faust
GSAS

Harvard Will Bargain With Grad Union

​Harvard will collectively bargain with its newly formed graduate student union, University President Drew G. Faust said in an interview Tuesday.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
GSAS

Preparing to Bargain, Admins Draw Line In Sand Between Academics and Labor

University President Drew G. Faust said administrators “will be very adamant” in maintaining the division between academic and labor issues.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

University, Union Decline to Object to Union Election

​Neither Harvard nor the newly-formed graduate student union have filed objections over the April 2018 unionization election within the seven-day period set by the National Labor Relations Board.

Unionization Vote
Features

Polls: Pro-Union Voters Twice as Likely to Disapprove of Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Harassment

Students who voted “Yes” to unionization were two-and-a-half times more likely to disapprove of how Harvard handles issues of discrimination and sexual harassment than were students who voted “No,” according to an exit poll.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Some Medical School Students Wary of Harvard's New Union

Some graduate students at Harvard Medical School remain uncertain of their place in Harvard's newly formed union—even expressing a desire to be excluded.

Strike Approval by Vote
Features

Pro-Union Voters Seven Times More Likely to Approve of Strikes, Exit Polls Show

Harvard students who voted in favor of unionization were nearly seven times more likely to report they approve of strikes as a negotiation tactic than those who voted against.

Unionization Vote
Central Administration

Newly Minted Union Solicits Nominations for Bargaining Committee

Thirteen students will be elected to the committee, which will take charge of collecting feedback from union members, setting negotiation agendas, and representing the union at the bargaining table.

Unionization 1
Features

Polling: Pro-Union Voters More Likely to Report Dissatisfaction with Harvard Advising, Financial Support

Students who voted in favor of unionization last week were more likely to report feeling dissatisfied with Harvard’s advising and financial support systems, according to exit polling data collected by The Crimson.

Union Organizers Embrace
HGSU

Union Organizers Embrace

Harvard union organizers embrace following the announcement that students voted to unionize in the University's 2018 unionization election.

Union Organizers Embrace
FAS

‘Super Pumped and Really Excited’: After Day of Nerves, Union Organizers Thrill to New Era

The campaign to form a graduate student union at Harvard stretches back to 2013—for many organizers, spanning their entire tenure at the University.

Unionization Vote at CQH
FAS

Harvard Rep Declines to Say Whether School Will Bargain With New Union

A Harvard representative repeatedly declined to answer a question asking whether the University will begin to collectively bargain with student employees following a vote by eligible teaching and research assistants to unionize last week.

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