Bacow, Gay Weigh In On Ivy League Decisions and Fall Athletics Planning in Webinar with Student Athletes
University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay explained Ivy League decisions regarding athletics competition amid the coronavirus pandemic to Harvard student athletes in a Zoom webinar Tuesday.
Student athletes residing on campus were allowed to begin strength and conditioning workouts and sport-specific training Monday as Harvard proceeded to the next phase of its campus reopening.
‘A No-Brainer’: Harvard Student Athletes Explore Post-Grad Education and Competition at Other Schools
Some student athletes whose seasons were canceled by the pandemic plan to use their final year of collegiate athletics eligibility at other universities after obtaining their Harvard degrees.
Smitha S. H. Haneef will serve as the new Managing Director for Harvard University Dining Services, Harvard Campus Services announced Monday.
Harvard’s long-lived divestment movement this year gained powerful allies among the faculty and placed supporters in the upper echelons of University leadership, but its ultimate goal pushing the University to completely divest from fossil fuel companies remains unfulfilled.
The University will permanently close four Harvard University Dining Services facilities and lay off the dining workers at each location, according to Harvard Campus Services spokesperson Michael D. Conner.
Members of Harvard’s custodial staff called on the University to guarantee it would not lay off workers in the spring in two rallies held last week, as institutions of higher education across the U.S. reckon with the economic crisis precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As it begins its first semester as a fully operational locale, Harvard’s graduate student union is alleging that the University is attempting to defund the union and impede its organizing by not deducting union dues for student workers, according to union president Brandon J. Mancilla.
Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers underwent a series of restructuring processes after winning their first contract earlier this summer, officially establishing themselves as HGSU-UAW Local 5118.
After the University announced last week it will require Harvard affiliates to undergo self-administered, unobserved COVID-19 testing, some contracted staff said they worry for their safety due to infrequent screening.
After nearly two years of negotiations and more than five years of union organizing, members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers voted to ratify the union’s first contract with the University Tuesday.
The bargaining committee for Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers reached a tentative one-year contract with the University Monday, which they will now unanimously recommend to union members for ratification.
Harvard’s graduate student union offered a “comprehensive compromise proposal” to the University in a virtual bargaining session Thursday afternoon, bargaining committee member Lee Kennedy-Shaffer wrote in an email update to members Saturday.
The University’s contracts with four of those unions will expire later this year, forcing Harvard to renegotiate the agreements nearly simultaneously during a global pandemic.
Several Harvard-affiliated Fulbright scholars were forced to cut their projects short and end their scholarships early after the coronavirus pandemic upended travel plans and research proposals.
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