Prominent labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores C. Huerta will receive this year’s Radcliffe Medal, the highest honor given by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. It is given annually to an individual committed to “excellence, inclusion, and social impact."
More than one million fans, including several Harvard students, flocked to downtown Boston Tuesday to welcome home their Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots. Many of them skipped classes and put their studies on hold in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Patriots players.
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.
For some local students, Harvard programs have given them a glimpse of research and academics on a college campus. Some students from groups underrepresented on college campuses say the experience of working with Harvard students and faculty influenced their academic plans.
After months of contract negotiations, Harvard’s student union and the University reached tentative agreements on accessibility to employment records and resources for professional development Wednesday, union bargaining committee members wrote in an email Thursday.
Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.
Student research assistants at Harvard Law School received their first pay raise in more than a decade this month thanks to a Massachusetts minimum wage law that took effect Jan. 1. In total, 742 student workers throughout the university received raises when the state minimum wage rose from $11 to $12 per hour.
After roughly 3,000 graduate students received an erroneous stipend payment from Harvard in December, some incurred overdraft fees when administrators reversed the error. The administrative mixup drew criticism from the newly formed graduate student union and prompted the University to evaluate its payroll procedures.
Harvard teaching and research assistants voted to unionize in April after five years of activism by Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Automobile Workers organizers. Following the vote, the University agreed to negotiate, and the two parties have begun the bargaining process.
The discussion, called "America in Chains: A Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration," aimed to bring issues of mass incarceration to the fore of campus conversation.
Theologian Janet E. Smith delved into the Catholic Church’s stance on sex and sexuality in a lecture hosted by the Catholic Student Association Thursday evening.
Members of the Student Labor Action Movement held a silent protest during a series of speeches delivered by top Harvard administrators Friday, urging them to boycott seven Marriott Hotels in Boston whose workers have been striking for over a month.
The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, an award-winning Africa journalist, spoke about her career and female empowerment in Africa at the Radcliffe Institute Thursday.
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