Lanier Versus Harvard

Mass. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Over Harvard’s Possession of Photos Depicting Enslaved People

In the opening salvo of their effort to appeal the March dismissal of Lanier v. Harvard, lawyers for Tamara K. Lanier and Harvard argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court about whether the University unlawfully possesses and profits from historic photos Lanier says depict her enslaved ancestors.

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Harvard Study Finds Ancient Asteroid Collisions Far More Common Than Previously Thought

Past asteroid collisions took place far more frequently than previously thought and influenced the timeline of Earth’s increase in atmospheric oxygen, according to a recent study by Harvard Earth and Planetary Sciences faculty.

House Life

Booster Shot Not Yet Mandatory, Health Services Executive Director Says

Harvard will not make Covid-19 booster shots mandatory anytime soon, University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Thursday interview.

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City Politics

Harvard-Allston Task Force Raises Concerns over Enterprise Research Campus Development

The Harvard-Allston task force filed a 25-page comment letter with the Boston Planning Development Agency last week raising concerns over the development of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus project in Allston.

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House Life

Grad Student Union Strike Disrupts Freshman Parents Weekend

Harvard’s graduate student union picketed freshman parents weekend events Thursday and Friday, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s welcoming address and lectures open to visiting parents, to maximize the effects of its three-day strike.

Strike Day 1

Strike Day 2: Tensions Rise with Harvard Police Amid Undergrad Walkouts, Official Endorsements

Tensions with Harvard police, undergraduate walkouts, and support from public officials and student groups marked the second day of Harvard’s graduate student union strike.

Union on Strike

Undergrads Walk Out of Class in Support of Grad Student Strike

At approximately 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, undergraduates swiftly walked out of their classrooms into Harvard Yard and adjacent buildings to join the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers on the second day of their strike.


Harvard Graduate Student Union to Begin Strike at 6 a.m.

For the second time in two years, Harvard’s graduate student workers will trade teaching and research for the picket lines as their union begins a three-day strike at 6 a.m. Wednesday, with picketing to set to start at 9 a.m. at Harvard Yard and the Longwood campus.

HGSU Strike

Harvard’s Grad Student Strike, Explained: How Did We Get Here, and What’s Next?

Graduate and undergraduate student workers and their supporters are headed to picket lines in Harvard Yard and Longwood, with the union’s bargaining committee confirming Tuesday night that the strike will begin at 6 a.m.

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Student Life

Harvard Graduate Council Mulls Shopping Week, Graduate Student Strike at Monday Meeting

Harvard Graduate Council members mulled the potential impacts of reinstating shopping week and as well as an imminent three-day strike by the University’s graduate student union during a public meeting Monday.

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Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Talks Leadership at IOP Lecture

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ’78 shared his insights into what it takes to be a great leader in the face of political divisiveness at the JFK Jr. Forum on Monday.

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Labor Experts Say Grad Student Union’s Impending Three-Day Strike Duration Is Unsurprising

As the threat of a three-day graduate student strike looms over campus, labor experts said it is fairly common for unions to strike for short periods.

William V. Giannobile

William V. Giannobile

William V. Giannobile took over as dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in September 2020.

UC Meeting

UC Supports Grad Student Union, Subsidizes Printing and Laundry Costs

The Harvard Undergraduate Council passed legislation to officially stand behind Harvard graduate student workers ahead of a potential strike and to extend funds to support financial aid-eligible students’ printing and laundry costs.

HGSU Rally Musician

‘An Important Breakthrough on Both Sides’: Grad Student Union Concedes Demand for Title IX Third-Party Arbitration

In a bargaining session a week before its Wednesday strike deadline, Harvard’s graduate student union conceded its demand for third-party arbitration of gender- and sex-based harassment and discrimination claims.