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Thomas C. Leonard, Research Scholar at The Council of the Humanities and Lecturer in Economics at the University discussed his book new book on illiberalism during the Progressive Era, eugenics, and the election, and heard responses from Christine Rosen, Senior Editor at The New Atlantis, and William Schambra, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. Leonard began the talk by quoting James A.
“By virtue of picking the most famous people around they introduced a bias,” he said.
Elizabeth Sell ‘17 was selected as one of the twelve George J. Mitchell Scholars nationwide in the 2018 class for the program, according to the US-Ireland Alliance.The goal of the scholarship “is to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity for the island of Ireland,” according to its website.
Fifty-eight University students gathered in New York City on Tuesday, Nov.
Einat Wilf, former member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, spoke about the conditions for peace in Israel at the Center for Jewish Life on Nov.
Ramzie Fathy ’20 spent his first fall break in Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, to learn about the refugee experience firsthand.
During the 2016 presidential election cycle and the two previous election cycles, Carl Icahn ’57, Bill Frist ’74, and Peter Wendell ’72, three major University donors, have contributed thousands of dollars to Republican candidates and super PACs, or political action committees with close ties to Republican campaigns, according to Federal Election Commission reports.Meg Whitman ’77, another major University donor, donated against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election cycle.
Harvard University graduate students reached an agreement with Harvard University to hold an election next month on whether or not working graduate students and undergraduate teaching fellows should unionize, according to The Harvard Crimson.“Graduate and undergraduate Teaching Fellows —teaching assistants, teaching fellows, course assistants,” may vote in the secret ballot election, according to the Stipulated Election Agreement. Undergraduate students serving as research assistants are excluded.The group of pro-union graduate students, Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW), presented a petition to the National Labor Relations Board, which ruled this summer that private universities must recognize student assistant unions, according to the Crimson.The Harvard administration has been historically opposed to graduate student unionization.
Harvard University President Drew Faust has repeatedly argued that a union of graduate students would change the relationship between students and Harvard from one based on academics to one based in labor, according tothe Crimson.
Harvard University is now required to allow its graduate students to engage in collective bargaining, according to the Crimson.
Princeton University took a similar stance against unionization earlier this year when itfiled a joint amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board opposing a case calling for the unionization of graduate students .
The University "disagrees with the notion underlying the NLRB decision that a graduate student who is engaged in research or teaching in a given semester is transformed during that semester from a student into an employee," according to the Graduate School's frequently asked questions page.
However, in a town hall meeting on Oct.
The University reported that the endowment earned a 0.8 percent investment gain for the 2016 fiscal year, with the endowment standing at $22.2 billion.
The University reported that the endowment earned a 0.8 percent investment gain for the 2016 fiscal year.
Application and audition deadlines come and go, and two weeks into the start of classes, it can feel like all extra-curricular opportunities are exclusive and out of reach forever.