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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.

Student Groups

In Mass Email, Harvard Graduate Student Criticizes Lack of Support for Affinity Groups

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student and Latinx Student Association finance officer Aaron Benavidez alleged GSAS’s Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs has not given LSA sufficient financial support in an email to more than 100 students and administrators Friday.

Graduate Student Council Meeting

GSAS Graduate Student Council Supports Union’s 'No Carve Out,' Talks Latinx Funding Disparity

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Graduate Student Council approved a resolution declaring their official support for the graduate student union’s proposal to include sexual harassment and discrimination in grievance procedures at their monthly open meeting Wednesday.

GSAS's Dudley House

GSAS Diversity Fellows Focus On BGLTQ, Representation Issues

The two new Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Fellows plan to provide better support for BGLTQ students and students from underrepresented backgrounds, the fellows wrote in emails to The Crimson. The two new fellows began earlier this month, joining inaugural Fellow Alyssa M. Hernandez in the role.

Dean Dench

Harvard Increases Graduate Student Stipend By Three Percent

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Emma Dench announced that Ph.D. students on financial support will see their stipends increase by 3 percent during the 2019-20 academic year in an email to GSAS affiliates Wednesday.

GSAS's Dudley House

GSAS Hires Two New Diversity Fellows, Increases BGLTQ Support

New fellows Xavier J. du Maine and Andrew N. Westover will join current fellow Alyssa M. Hernandez in the fellowship program created last spring in an effort to strengthen ties between the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administration and its students.

Power in STEM

Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisors, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night.

Grad Council Meeting

Grad Student Council Talks Health Insurance Plan, Pushes for Student Involvement

The University has asked graduate students working on departmental mental health surveys to temporarily stop submitting reports containing the results, the Graduate Student Council announced at its first monthly meeting of the year Wednesday.