Harvard’s graduate student union delivered a petition to Massachusetts Hall during a rally attended by more than 150 supporters — including Cambridge City Councillors and members of labor unions across Massachusetts — Wednesday.
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.
The interview marked the second installment of “Life Matters,” a discussion series hosted by Abdur-Rashid that offers students the opportunity to learn from the insights and life experiences of members of Harvard’s academic community.
Graduate Student Criticizes Harvard’s Reimbursement Policies As a Financial and Psychological ‘Burden’
The discussion surrounding reimbursement issues was refreshed after Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Ph.D. candidate Jessica E. Sagers published an op-ed in Science Magazine, detailing how she and her peers have suffered under Harvard’s current reimbursement policies.
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.
When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harvard negotiators proposed that student workers retain the right to choose whether or not to join the University’s newest union and pay union dues in a bargaining session with Harvard Graduate Student Union - United Automobile Workers, a provision that would be unique among Harvard’s union contracts.
From fall 2017 to early this year, the shriek of fire alarms in Harvard’s Holden Green housing complex have become regular background noise to residents’ daily activities from bedtime to birthday parties. The sirens rang 48 times, and every single one was a false alarm.
Ninety-two percent of respondents to a survey conducted among Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students said they are satisfied with their advising, according to a press release posted on the GSAS website Jan. 22.
Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.