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Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Commencement

Labor Leader and Rights Advocate Dolores Huerta to Receive Radcliffe Medal

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."

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Student Life

Harvard Students Attend Patriots Championship Parade

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.

Bargainfest
GSAS

Harvard Proposes Student Workers Be Allowed to Choose Whether to Join Union

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.

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Libraries

'Not Just a One-Way Street:' Harvard Partners With Local High Schools

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.

Bargainfest
Labor

Harvard and Its Graduate Union Reach Two Agreements After Months of Deadlock

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.

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Politics

Government Shutdown Could Delay Some Postdoc Fellows’ Funding

Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

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Harvard Law School

Mass. Law Gives Harvard Law Research Assistants First Pay Raise in 11 Years

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.

Bargainfest
GSAS

Thousands of Grad Students Receive Mistaken Deposit From Harvard Payroll

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.

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GSAS

Graduate Students Unionize After Years-Long Effort

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.

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Student Groups

Panelists Discuss Prison Reform, Emphasize Diversity and Local Action

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.

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On Campus

Catholic Student Association Hosts Inaugural 'Catholic Sex Week'

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.

SLAM Protest
Student Groups

'Check Out of Marriott': Harvard Student Labor Advocacy Group Backs Local Hotel Strike

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.

Mahindra Humanities Award
Central Administration

Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities

The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.

Rama S. Mehta Lecture
On Campus

Africa Journalist Quist-Arcton talks Career, Female Empowerment at Radcliffe Institute

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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