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Cam E. Kettles

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‘Incremental Change’: Student Activists Reflect on Push for Ethnic Studies, As New Generation Continues Fight

Throughout the 1997-98 academic year, student organizers and activists renewed demands for Harvard to establish an ethnic studies concentration — a call that even then was decades-old.

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Central Administration

Bloated or Beneficial? Harvard’s Growing Admin

In 2004, Harvard employed just under 5,300 full-time administrators. Nearly two decades later, this figure has seen a whopping 43 percent increase. In contrast, the University’s faculty, starting at 2,000 members, has only increased by 11 percent in that same time period.

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City Politics

‘It’s Way Past Time’: How Cambridge is Reconsidering its 80-Year-Old Form of Government

Last August, the Cambridge City Council appointed 15 residents to a charter review committee set to reassess the city’s form of government and recommended changes. The committee continues to grapple with its first major dilemma: Should the city be run by a mayor or a city manager?

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More Than 1,400 Sign Petition Supporting Harvard Security Guard Mike Grant Following Leverett Dispute

More than 1,400 people have signed a petition calling on Securitas to continue the employment of Mike Grant, a security guard at Leverett House, one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences.

HGSU Living Wage Rally

HGSU Living Wage Rally

HUCTW Rally Outside Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Reaches Tentative Agreement with Clerical and Technical Union After 13 Months of Negotiations

After 13 months of negotiations and a protracted stalemate over compensation, Harvard’s clerical and technical union reached a tentative agreement with the University before noon May 11, six days before the union’s 35th birthday.

HGSU Rally

More than 1,600 Sign Petition for Harvard to Raise Student Salaries to Meet Middlesex County Living Wage

More than 1,600 people have signed a petition calling on Harvard to raise student researcher and teacher salaries up to living wage in Middlesex County for members of the University’s graduate student union by July 1.

Peabody Museum

Harvard, Grad Student Union Enter Arbitration Over Exclusion of Human Evolutionary Bio Students from Union

Harvard and its graduate student union has entered arbitration this month for a grievance filed by the union urging the University to include graduate students in Human Evolutionary Biology in the union.

HGSU Rally

HGSU Rally

Kara Hartig, a student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, leads a chant in front of Massachusetts Hall as rally attendees poster the door.

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Postdocs Call for Increased Pay in Open Letter to University

Harvard postdoctoral researchers published an open letter April 27 calling on the University to improve and standardize compensation across departments.

Mass General Hospital

Boston City Council Unanimously Votes to Support MGB Union Campaign

The Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of residents and fellows organizing for official union recognition at Mass General Brigham during a council meeting Wednesday.


Panelists Discuss ‘Navalny’ Documentary, Russian Opposition Leader’s Health at Harvard IOP Forum

The health of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is continuing to deteriorate in prison, Bellingcat investigative journalist Christo Grozev said during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday about the Oscar-winning documentary film “Navalny.”

HUCTW Picketing Outside Mass Hall

Clerical, Technical Workers Grow Frustrated Over Yearlong Contract Negotiations with Harvard

As negotiations between Harvard’s clerical and technical union and the University pass their one-year mark, union employees have now gone more than a year and a half without a pay raise. The slow pace of negotiations has caused frustrations to mount within the union.

HUWU Rally

‘Not Too Much to Ask’: Harvard Undergrad Workers Rally for a Union After University Denies Recognition

More than 40 students, staff, and supporters rallied in Harvard Yard Friday in support of unionizing undergraduate workers after the University rejected the campaign’s request for voluntary recognition April 7.

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MGB Housestaff File for Official Union Election After Hospital System Declines to Recognize Union

Residents and fellows at Mass General Brigham filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on April 4 after their request for voluntary recognition was denied the day prior.