Protests Continue In Support of Former UHS Employee Mayli Shing

By Segan Helle   Last Friday, October 5, protests continued in support of former Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) employee Mayli Shing who has brought allegations of wrongful termination and sexual and racial harassment against her supervisor. This protest, which was staged at the newly opened Smith Campus Center, marked the fourth rally since Shing was terminated by the University. Shing and her supporters are calling for the University to rehire her at HUHS.   Shing, who is a member of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW), is being supported by members of the Harvard No Layoffs …

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Bacow Takes Command

A Deeper Look into the Inauguration of the 29th President of Harvard University   By ANA LUIZA NICOLAE   Through sparkling rays of sun and falling leaves, a procession of various alumni and affiliates made its way through the crowd in Tercentenary Theater, this past Friday, October 5, as Lawrence S. Bacow was officially installed as the 29th President of Harvard University in the Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard.   The ceremony began with the Academic Procession, where members of the Harvard faculty, governing board, leadership, and other dignified delegates from other universities marched in academic regalia to honor Bacow. …

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Preparations Begin in Harvard Yard For Bacow Inauguration

By AMAL ABDI   Preparations for University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s inauguration ceremony are currently being made in Harvard Yard. The ceremony is set for Friday, October 5. On that day, Harvard Yard will be open only to Harvard University ID or ticket holders from 6 AM until 6:00 PM. The days’ festivities begin with an Academic Procession at 2:00 PM at Boylston Hall where faculty will gather. The official installation of Bacow as President begins at 2:30 PM at the Tercentenary Theatre. Afterwards will follow the Bacow Block Party in the yard. Seating at Tercentenary Theatre opens at 1:00 …

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Recruiting Season

An Inside Look By TUSHAR DWIVEDI In years past, Junior year’s fall semester has represented a critical moment for those interested in the fields of consulting, finance, and more recently, technology. While college remains a time for students to discover their interests and explore a variety of career options, the recent trend over the past decade has emphasized the importance of the Junior Summer internship as a stepping-stone to a full time career.   The colloquialism “Recruiting Season” typically refers to Junior Fall, one in which large swaths of students bustling in suits and so called “pad-folios” split time between …

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Kavanaugh Resigns From HLS Lectureship

By Segan Helle According to an email sent to students at Harvard Law School (HLS) on Monday evening, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not be returning to his position as a lecturer in January 2019. In the email, Dean Catherine Claypoole announced that Kavanaugh informed HLS that he could “no longer commit to teaching his course.” The official reason that Kavanaugh has decided not to return has not been confirmed.   This announcement follows a larger student movement at both HLS and the College calling for Harvard to rescind his lectureship. A letter circulating around HLS alumni with over …

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SEDS Founds Undergraduate Satellite Team

By JOSE ESPINEL On September 15, approximately 30 students filed into Science Center Room 110 for the first meeting of the new Harvard Satellite Team. At the front of the room stood Maggie Wang (c/o ’21), Joseph Sanchez (c/o ’21),  Amir Siraj (c/o ’21) and other members of the Harvard Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) who introduced the team’s ambitious purpose: the construction and launch of the University’s first undergraduate-built satellite.   The Satellite Team represents a new chapter in the history of space exploration as it marks the College’s entrance into the arena of CubeSat …

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Future of Student Organizations

by TUSHAR DWIVEDI   The headlines for student organizations at Harvard have recently centered around key buzzwords such as sanctions or efficiency, with much debate revolving around the identity and purpose of such organizations.   Given recent controversies, when asked about “what they envisioned Harvard’s campus life to be like, given the latest news and coverage of the school,” one out-of-state respondent believed it to be a “highly political fighting ground between student desires and the whims of Harvard’s administration.” Those on campus, however have a completely different viewpoint.   One major campus organization leader, however, mentioned that: “Our club …

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Starting the Startup

By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   Oftentimes, we first hear about a startup…when just about everyone is first hearing about the startup. In other words, these businesses tend to have an exponential explosion in popularity that vault them into the popular eye. However, for those students interested in creating their own business, the most interesting phase may just be the very beginning. In this article, we hear from Daniel Um, a Junior at Harvard studying Integrative Biology (Computational Biology Track) with a Secondary in Computer Science, and explore his experience with uVedas, a startup he launched October of last year. Tushar: Hi …

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The Relay for Life

Harvard and MIT team up for American Cancer Society event. By ALAYA AYALA   On April 7th Harvard and MIT will be hosting an event called the Relay for Life. People across the nation participate in local Relays to help raise money to support the endeavors of the American Cancer Society. This year, the Harvard-MIT joint committee for the Relay for Life has been fundraising, recruiting, and planning in anticipation of the event. Each committee member that I’ve spoken to is involved with the Relay for Life for many reasons, ranging from wanting to be involved with a good cause, …

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Harvard Extension School

A Student’s Perspective By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   As a Teaching Assistant for Math23a, a mathematics class intended for first or second year Harvard students interested in proofs, it was initially slightly disconcerting, and admittedly intimidating, to have a 30-year old ask questions — rapid fire. Having split their time between adult family life, professional work experience, as well as classes taken at Harvard (such as math23), such a Harvard Extension School student must balance a challenging schedule. Similar to Columbia’s School of General Studies, the Extension school is offered to those adults seeking a non-traditional educational experience post-undergrad. The misconceptions …

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Unions and Students Stand With Mayli Shing

Workers and students protest after UHS employee complains of harassment and is terminated By SEGAN HELLE   Students and union members protested in front of the Smith Campus Center on February 15 in response to the termination of former University Health Services (UHS) employee Mayli Shing. Shing has brought allegations of discrimination and unjust termination against the University, believing that she was taken off of payroll in retaliation for complaints she filed against her former supervisor. Protestors are urging Harvard administration to rehire Shing immediately.   “The picket we did yesterday was one of the biggest ones we’ve ever been …

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Bacow to Become Next President of Harvard

Lawrence S. Bacow announced to serve as the 29th president of the University By SEGAN HELLE   On Sunday February 11th, the Presidential Search Committee announced that Lawrence S. Bacow will become the 29th president of Harvard University, ending the seven month-long deliberation period that followed President Drew Faust’s announcement of resignation.   “Larry’s extraordinary professional accomplishments take root in equally extraordinary human qualities – of integrity and collegiality, intelligence and compassion, humility and high standards, openness and warmth,” William F. Lee, chairman of the Presidential Search Committee and senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation wrote in an email sent …

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Durbin, Again

Senator’s speech sparks both protests and questions. By MALCOLM REID   Senator Durbin has come and gone, yet the ramifications of his public address remain in rather unanticipated ways. What should have been a relatively standard event with few shocking statements, instead was a picketed and at times rather tense affair.   Senator Durbin, who came with Senator Angus King last week, spoke at the JFK forum with a strong political message. As it happens, the purpose of his address, coupled with a proclamation by President Faust, was not an appeal to bipartisanship or cooperation. Rather, it was a defence …

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