The Harvard Crimson
Harvard Graduate Union to Hold Strike Authorization Vote
Harvard’s graduate student union will hold a strike authorization vote, the group announced in an email to members Tuesday morning. This step moves the union — Harvard Graduate Students-United Automobile Workers — one step closer to a strike, which could only follow an authorization vote backed by two-thirds of its voting members. The vote will begin Oct. 15, exactly one year after the contract negotiations with the University began, according to the email from the union’s bargaining committee.

The Harvard Crimson
UC Supports Grad Union Strike Authorization Vote
The Undergraduate Council endorsed the graduate student union’s strike authorization vote and other initiatives at its Monday afternoon meeting. The Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Automobile Workers announced last week that it would hold a strike authorization vote. If two-thirds of voting members approve the use of a strike, the union’s bargaining committee would have the power to call for a strike whenever it deemed necessary. Voting for the strike authorization begins Tuesday, Oct. 15, which marks the one-year anniversary of the first bargaining session between Harvard and the union.

The Harvard Gazette
Level of campus sexual violence largely unchanged, survey says
Last April, the University convened the Harvard Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct, a tool designed to continue to guide policies that encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment across campus. Today, Harvard announced the results to that survey in an email from President Larry Bacow.

The Boston Globe
Warren stands with BC grad students in union fight
Boston College graduate students fighting for union recognition from the Jesuit institution have received a morale boost from Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren.

Common Wealth Magazine
Boston’s academic giants treat student workers poorly
MORE THAN 10,000
 student workers at Boston’s largest universities drive tens of millions of dollars to their employers. They teach classes, perform groundbreaking research, and help win lucrative federal grants. You would think their employers would protect their valuable employees.

WBZ Boston
I-Team: Harvard Students Say World-Class School Has World-Class #MeToo Problem
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – In the halls of what some consider the country’s most prestigious academic institution, a young graduate student says she’s dodging a predator. “There are times I see this person outside of the department and one time, like, I went and threw up.” The woman spoke to the I-Team’s Christina Hager but she did not want to be identified.

Harvard Magazine
Dolores Huerta on the Power to Change
Huerta stood up to make one more statement. “I have a request of you,” she said. “Alumni here, of Harvard, please address the [Harvard] president, say, ‘Sign that contract with your workers,’ okay?” (a reference to University negotiations with the Harvard Graduate Student Union).

The Boston Globe
City Council hearing will address student workers’ rights
Graduate students from several colleges will address the Boston City Council on Thursday to petition for better working conditions, saying they are subjected to low wages, inadequate health care, and a lack of protection from harassment and discrimination.

Senator Bernie Sanders Throws Support Behind Boston Graduate Student Workers
Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted his support for student workers in Massachusetts on Tuesday. It was the type of recognition the students credited with possibly influencing their schools to come to the bargaining table as they push for changes in how they are compensated for on-campus work.

The Harvard Crimson
Harvard, Boston Area Graduate Students Testify at Boston City Council Hearing on Student-Worker Labor
Boston City Council hosted a hearing Thursday night for members of local graduate student workers – including members of Harvard’s graduate student union – to discuss their efforts to gain recognition and negotiate contracts at their respective schools.

The Boston Globe
Prominent professor warned Harvard of sex harassment threat to grad students
As Harvard University grapples with its failure to address decades of sexual misconduct by a former professor, some faculty and graduate students say they have been pressing for at least a year for greater urgency in changing a culture of tolerating “open secrets” on campus.

NY Times
Harvard Harassment Case Brings Calls for External Review and Cultural Change
More than a year has passed since the resignation of Jorge Domínguez, a Harvard government professor who was accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen female students and junior faculty members over decades.

The Boston Globe
In the wake of harassment case, Harvard report finds ‘prolonged institutional failure’
For decades, Harvard government students warned each other to wear heavy clothing and avoid late-afternoon appointments with the university’s renowned Cuba expert and one-time vice provost Jorge Dominguez to fend off his inappropriate behavior. But little was done, in what an internal report now calls a “deplorable situation” and a “prolonged institutional failure.”

Inside Higher Ed
‘Prolonged Institutional Failure’ at Harvard
A report by Harvard University‘s government department has found a “deplorable situation” and a “prolonged institutional failure” in the way the department ignored allegations that a prominent scholar there harassed women, The Boston Globe reported. The behavior of Jorge Dominguez was an “open secret” but ignored, the report said. Dominguez retired last year after reports of his actions. He declined to comment to the Globe about the department’s report.

The Harvard Crimson
Harvard Gov Dept Climate Committee Finds ‘Prolonged Institutional Failure’ in Final Report
Nearly 14 months after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez resurfaced, the Government committee responsible for scrutinizing departmental culture released a final report concluding it failed to provide a safe work environment for its affiliates.

‘Prolonged institutional failure:’ Scathing Harvard report on sexual misconduct
A new report paints a scathing picture of sexual misconduct allegations at Harvard University. An internal review calls the situation involving a new retired member of the Ivy League school’s faculty a “prolonged institutional failure.”

Harvard grad student union stages sit-in over labor dispute
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A union for Harvard University graduate students is staging a campus sit-in to pressure the school to meet its labor demands.

The Washington Post
Harvard’s graduate student union demands better sexual harassment protections
Harvard University is at odds with its graduate student union over the way the school handles sexual harassment claims, a fight that will soon make its way to the airwaves.

Harvard Grad students occupy university building over union contract: ‘They are not listing’
The Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW held a sit-in on Wednesday inside University Hall to pressure the Ivy League college to offer what the union considered to be a fair contract.

Inside Higher Ed
‘Long-Standing Pattern of Behavior’
Harvard revokes emeritus status and retirement privileges from professor who was found to have harassed women for decades.

The Washington Post
Graduate Student Union to Air National TV Ads on Harvard Sexual Harassment Protections
This Thursday, Harvard’s graduate student union will air video ads on prime-time national television criticizing the University’s response to sexual harassment complaints, according to a union press release…

Harvard Crimson
Harvard’s graduate student union demands better sexual harassment protections
Harvard University is at odds with its graduate student union over the way the school handles sexual harassment claims, a fight that will soon make its way to the airwaves…

The Harvard Law Record
Voting #UnionYes Because #TimesUp
The Dominguez reports prove that students can’t just rely on Harvard to follow Title IX and fight sexual harassment on campus…

Harvard Magazine
Sexual Harassment and Assault Reports Increase in 2018
Disclosures of potential sexual and gender-based harassment increased by 55 percent from fiscal year 2017 to FY 2018, and formal complaints increased by 7 percent…

NY Times
Harvard Professor Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Harassment
A prominent government professor at Harvard who has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by as many as 18 women over several decades resigned on Tuesday…

Harvard student suing university for ignoring sexual harassment complaints
She says she lived in fear, claiming Harvard University ignored more than a dozen complaints about sexual harassment.

Harvard Forced Sexual Assault Victim to Live By Abuser, Lawsuit Claims
Harvard University forced a victim of dating violence to live in the same dorm as her abuser for several months and did not act on multiple reports of ongoing harassment by him, a new lawsuit claims.

Harvard diving coach accused of sexual misconduct
Harvard University’s diving coach has been accused of soliciting female athletes at an Indiana diving camp for nude photos and sending them photos of himself.

Advocates demand external review of sexual assault complaints against Harvard professor
Harvard has not agreed to go public with sexual misconduct claims Government professor Jorge Dominguez until their internal investigation is completed.

Harvard Crimson
Harvard, Hear Us: We Need a Contract for Gender Equity
If Harvard is serious about promoting gender equity, it should agree to a union contract that includes strong discrimination and harassment protections.

Inside Higher Ed
Harvard Economist Found to Have Harassed Lab Workers
Roland G. Fryer Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory, created a hostile work environment for women, full of sexual talk…

Mass Live
Harvard diving coach Chris Heaton resigns amid sexual harassment accusations
The head coach of Harvard’s diving program Chris Heaton resigned Tuesday, days after he was placed on leave amid allegations that he solicited nude photographs from female swimmers…