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Molly C. McCafferty

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Rally Against Kavanaugh

'Hell Nah': Harvard International Socialists Holds Rally Against Kavanaugh in Yard

Toting rainbow flags and hand-drawn signs proclaiming “We Believe Survivors,” members of the Harvard International Socialists rallied in Harvard Yard Wednesday night to protest the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Owl Club

Owl Club Hosts First Openly Publicized Punch Event

As the sounds of Kanye West and Childish Gambino streamed onto Holyoke Street, sweaty, blazer-clad sophomores mingled at the all-male Owl Club’s first openly publicized punch event Wednesday night.

University Hall

No Agreement Likely Before Contract Expires, Clerical Union Says

After months of “intense” negotiations with Harvard, leaders of Harvard’s largest labor union say it is unlikely that they will reach an agreement before members’ current contract expires. The contract is set to expire Sept. 30.

HGSU Bargaining Goals

Harvard Grad Union Unveils 'Ambitious' List of Bargaining Goals

Harvard’s brand-new graduate student union inched towards the bargaining table this week when it published a list of goals for its inaugural round of negotiations with administrators. There are 80 goals in total.

Cambridge Queen's Head Voting Place Sign

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

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.

HUDS Strikes at Annenberg on Second Day

Gearing Up For A Nationwide Strike, Hotel Workers Consult HUDS Union on Strategy

The developments in Boston follow a national-level escalation between UNITE HERE and Marriott that began early last week.


Adam Clymer, Former Crimson President and Veteran New York Times Reporter, Dies at 81

Clymer — a former Crimson president — died of pancreatic cancer in his home in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10. He was 81.

Grad Student Unionization Debate

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

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.

TPS rally

Harvard Activists Hold Rally on Campus to Advocate for TPS Recipients, Prison Reform

The rally was hosted by the Harvard TPS Coalition, a group of workers who include members of Harvard’s campus unions and advocate for Harvard workers with TPS.

TPS rally

TPS rally

University affiliates rally to support workers with Temporary Protected Status.

Graduate Student Union Rally

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.

Bacow at Convocation

Bacow, Khurana Call for Civic Engagement in Challenging Times At Convocation

In his first speech to students as Harvard's president, Bacow gave the wide-eyed freshmen homework: registering to vote.


Clerical Union Begins Negotiations with Harvard

​Harvard’s largest labor union has come to the bargaining table to negotiate a new contract with the University, the union and administrators announced last week.