The new number comes after an unusually low increase of 1.5 percent last year, which then-GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng attributed to poor returns on Harvard’s endowment.
Anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better endorsed Harvard’s graduate student unionization movement on Thursday.
Several students eligible for unionization said they had no idea it might come with a fee.
Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences saw a 2 percent increase in applications from abroad this year, despite a national drop in international applicants.
Assistant Director of Student Affairs Caysie A. Carter will now serve as the Title IX Coordinator for Harvard’s Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences.
Graduate student unions at Boston College, Yale, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania have withdrawn petitions to represent students at those campuses before the National Labor Relations Board over the past two weeks.
Columbia University will not respond to a bargaining request from its graduate student union, and the resulting NLRB proceedings could impact Harvard.
Harvard’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations Paul R. Curran announced the University’s preparations for the April student unionization election.
The Faculty of Arts and Science will likely vote on a proposal to amend current guidelines for the College’s Advanced Standing program at their monthly meeting this week.
"I can guarantee you that student-workers like myself across campus are circling April 18 on their calendars right now," one Ph.D. student said.
The voter list was a point of contention in the original Nov. 2016 unionization election, when HGSU-UAW claimed that the voter list the University provided was insufficient.
Rent for University-owned apartments will increase between zero and three percent for leases beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, Harvard University Housing announced earlier this month.
A survey asked graduate students about advising, teaching, and student community building.
“Grad students are organizing and I stand with them,” Elizabeth Warren wrote in an emailed statement to The Crimson on Friday.