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"Queenie" and "Newt Scamander" at LeakyCon
Around Town

When Fandom Becomes Family

The sincerity with which the Leakycon attendees treat panels and merchandise stores alike reveals an enduring relationship to Harry Potter: a conception of the Potterdom as an evolving universe with abiding relevance to modern life.

GSC Meeting

Half of Grad Student Survey Respondents Say They Are ‘Often’ or ‘Always’ Worried About Their Finances

Half of the 331 respondents to a survey on graduate students’ perceptions of their economic security reported that they are “often” or “always” worried about “financial issues.”

Eric and Angelina

Fourteen Senior Class Marshals Selected for Class of 2020

The Marshals collectively make up the Senior Class Committee — a student group responsible for organizing class-wide events leading up to Commencement in May. The committee also plans post-graduation reunion events and leads the fundraising effort for the Senior Gift.

The Heights

Harvard Graduate School Presidents Discuss Union Cooperation, Addressing Disparities Across Schools

The meeting also covered diversity and inclusion grievance processes, lactation room standardization, and transportation to the new Allston campus.

Graduate Student Council
Graduate School of Design

Graduate Student Council

Harvard Graduate Council President Bryan O. Buckley and Vice President Chanthia C. Ma speak at the group's first meeting of the semester Monday.

Graduate Student Council
On Campus

Harvard Graduate Council ‘All About Collaboration’ at First Meeting of the Semester

Helmed by fresh faces, the meeting highlighted multiple new partnerships with other student organizations across the University, including the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Commons Program.

Graduate Student Council Meeting
Student Groups

Grad Student Council Welcomes New Student Group Database in First Meeting of the Semester

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Graduate Student Council announced its support for the Office of Student Services’ new online student group database at its first open meeting of the semester Wednesday night.

Holden Green

Powerless: When Harvard Housing Fails

The vast majority of students have positive experiences with Harvard housing, but some say that when it goes wrong, it can go very wrong.

The Gazette
Commencement 2019

A ‘Counterpoint’: The Birth of Alternative Media Outlets Amid a ‘Highly Politicized’ Harvard

The rise of protest in 1968 and 1969 gave way not only to a landmark moment for student activism at Harvard, but also to the birth of new campus publications.

Lehman Hall
Central Administration

Harvard Graduate Student Council Appoints First Liaison to Graduate Student Union

The Council also voted to issue a statement of support for fossil fuel divestment, marking the first time it has publicly taken a position on the issue in recent years.

Graduate Student Council and Union Meeting

Graduate Student Union and Council Fail to Draw Crowd at Joint Town Hall

Harvard’s graduate student union and Graduate Student Council co-hosted their first-ever joint town hall meeting Thursday, drawing only one attendee beyond the organizers.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Creates Student Lobbying Body

The Harvard Graduate Council has created a lobbying body, the External Advocacy Committee, to advocate for local, state, and federal policies supporting graduate student rights.

On Campus

Graduate Student Parents Face Steep Costs, Social Isolation

In any given year, more than one in twenty graduate students in GSAS are also parents. Some are single parents, some are married to other Ph.D. students, and others have one, two, or three or more children. But they all face similar issues, ranging from healthcare and childcare costs to the social isolation that comes with being a student-parent.

GSC Meeting

Graduate Student Council Votes in Pro-Union Executive Board

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ new Graduate Student Council board — voted in at the Council’s monthly meeting Wednesday evening — are nearly unanimous in their support for the graduate student union.

GSAS's Dudley House
Student Groups

Doctoral Students Charge Insufficient Support for Cultural Affinity Groups in Proposal

Leaders of several Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student groups submitted a proposal to administrators in December calling for major changes to the way GSAS and Dudley House support affinity groups.