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Luke A. Williams

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Graduate Student Parents Face Steep Costs, Social Isolation

In any given year, more than one in twenty graduate students in GSAS are also parents. Some are single parents, some are married to other Ph.D. students, and others have one, two, or three or more children. But they all face similar issues, ranging from healthcare and childcare costs to the social isolation that comes with being a student-parent.

GSC Meeting

Graduate Student Council Votes in Pro-Union Executive Board

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ new Graduate Student Council board — voted in at the Council’s monthly meeting Wednesday evening — are nearly unanimous in their support for the graduate student union.

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Student Groups

Doctoral Students Charge Insufficient Support for Cultural Affinity Groups in Proposal

Leaders of several Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student groups submitted a proposal to administrators in December calling for major changes to the way GSAS and Dudley House support affinity groups.

Student Groups

In Mass Email, Harvard Graduate Student Criticizes Lack of Support for Affinity Groups

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student and Latinx Student Association finance officer Aaron Benavidez alleged GSAS’s Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs has not given LSA sufficient financial support in an email to more than 100 students and administrators Friday.

Graduate Student Council Meeting

GSAS Graduate Student Council Supports Union’s 'No Carve Out,' Talks Latinx Funding Disparity

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.

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GSAS Diversity Fellows Focus On BGLTQ, Representation Issues

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.

Dean Dench

Harvard Increases Graduate Student Stipend By Three Percent

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.

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GSAS Hires Two New Diversity Fellows, Increases BGLTQ Support

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.

Grad Council Meeting

Grad Student Council Talks Health Insurance Plan, Pushes for Student Involvement

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.

Power in STEM

Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

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.

Holden Green

False Fire Alarms Plagued Harvard Housing Residents for Months

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.

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92 Percent of Harvard GSAS Students Satisfied with Advising, Survey Reveals

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.


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.

Harvard Band Plays at Primal Scream 2018

It Was A Normal Tuesday Night. Then Scores of Harvard Students Dropped Their Underwear.

A biannual tradition, Primal Scream takes place at the end of reading period and just before the start of final exams in both the fall and spring semesters.

Langdell Hall

Activists Talk ‘Race, Racism, and Mental Health’ at Harvard Law School

Community organizers from the Boston area and across the United States convened this weekend for a two-day conference on “Race, Racism and Mental Health” hosted by at the Harvard Law School.