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James S. Bikales

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Thousands of Grad Students Receive Mistaken Deposit From Harvard Payroll

After roughly 3,000 graduate students received an erroneous stipend payment from Harvard in December, some incurred overdraft fees when administrators reversed the error. The administrative mixup drew criticism from the newly formed graduate student union and prompted the University to evaluate its payroll procedures.

Cambridge Queen's Head Voting Place Sign

Graduate Students Unionize After Years-Long Effort

Harvard teaching and research assistants voted to unionize in April after five years of activism by Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Automobile Workers organizers. Following the vote, the University agreed to negotiate, and the two parties have begun the bargaining process.

Imprisoned in a Box
Student Groups

Panelists Discuss Prison Reform, Emphasize Diversity and Local Action

The discussion, called "America in Chains: A Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration," aimed to bring issues of mass incarceration to the fore of campus conversation.

Emerson Hall
On Campus

Catholic Student Association Hosts Inaugural 'Catholic Sex Week'

Theologian Janet E. Smith delved into the Catholic Church’s stance on sex and sexuality in a lecture hosted by the Catholic Student Association Thursday evening.

SLAM Protest
Student Groups

'Check Out of Marriott': Harvard Student Labor Advocacy Group Backs Local Hotel Strike

Members of the Student Labor Action Movement held a silent protest during a series of speeches delivered by top Harvard administrators Friday, urging them to boycott seven Marriott Hotels in Boston whose workers have been striking for over a month.

Mahindra Humanities Award
Central Administration

Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities

The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.

Rama S. Mehta Lecture
On Campus

Africa Journalist Quist-Arcton talks Career, Female Empowerment at Radcliffe Institute

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, an award-winning Africa journalist, spoke about her career and female empowerment in Africa at the Radcliffe Institute Thursday.