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Meimei Xu

Crimson staff writer Meimei Xu can be reached at meimei.xu@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @meimeixu7.

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FAS

Harvard Not Required To Pay Charles Lieber’s Legal Fees, Court Rules

Harvard is not obligated to pay the legal fees of convicted Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber, Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday.

Bike Lanes
Bikes

Bike Lanes

Although there are several bike lanes around Harvard Yard, there is still much conflict between bikers, cars, and pedestrians.

Custodians 32BJ rally
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Custodians 32BJ rally

Harvard custodians and security guards held a rally on Nov. 30 to demand higher wage increases from the University. The custodians reached a tentative agreement with Harvard on Friday.

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Return to Campus Animation 5

Custodians 32BJ rally
Labor

Custodians Reach Tentative Contract Agreement with Harvard

The union representing Harvard’s custodial workers reached a four-year tentative agreement for a contract with the University Friday, securing wage increases.

Return to In-Person Work
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Return to In-Person Work

Harvard Library conservation technician Katherine Westermann Gray has returned to in-person work after more than a year-and-a-half at home. Other clerical and technical workers have adopted a range of hybrid or remote work arrangements.

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Central Administration

‘A Wide Range of Experiences’: Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Incorporate Remote Work

Harvard’s more than 5,000 unionized clerical and technical workers have faced different transitions back to working on campus. Juggling health guidelines as well as employees’ needs and preferences, many departments switched — temporarily or permanently — to hybrid arrangements.

32BJ Rally
Labor

Custodians, Security Officers Rally To Demand Pay Increases As Contracts Near Expiration

More than 80 custodians, security guards, local officials, and union supporters marched in Harvard Yard Tuesday to demand higher wage increases from the University.

32BJ Rally
Harvard Yard

32BJ Rally

More than 80 custodians, security officers, and their supporters marched on Massachusetts Avenue Tuesday in support of raises in their next contract with the University.

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Labor

Harvard Grad Student Union Ratifies 4-Year Contract With 70.6% Approval

Harvard’s graduate student union ratified a four-year contract with the University in a vote that ended Saturday, with 70.6 percent of voters in support.

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Cambridge Vaccination Rates Graphic

HGSU UAW Update
Labor

On Eve of Ratification Vote, Grad Students Divided on Tentative Contract Agreement

Harvard graduate student union members remain split ahead of the vote on whether to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached Monday.

HGSU UAW Update
On Campus

HGSU UAW Update

HGSU-UAW members met informally to discuss the tentative agreement with Harvard University in the Science Center Plaza on Tuesday morning.

HGSU Strike Deadline
University

HGSU Strike Deadline

Members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers file into Emerson 305 ahead of the special membership meeting Monday evening, at which they discussed the union's impending strike deadline.

HGSU Strike Deadline
University

Harvard and Grad Student Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement, Members Voting on Whether to Continue Strike

Hours before its second strike deadline this fall, Harvard and its graduate student union reached a tentative agreement for a four-year contract Monday.

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