The Harvard University Library Executive Director Helen Shenton just announced a plan to restructure the Harvard library system and make it more efficient and high-tech. She plans to fund this by laying off some workers and restructuring the jobs of others. She threatened to cut jobs by “voluntary and involuntary means,” and terrified library workers by refusing to provide details about the plan and recommending that they upload their resumes online.

Read the petition HERE.

SLAM Delegates The Harvard Management Company

Today, at 3pm, SLAM traveled to the offices of the Harvard Management Company, the Harvard subsidiary tasked with investing Harvard University's endowment. It's a 6 mile subway ride away from Harvard Yard on the 16th floor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. We we went there to ask for a meeting about prioritizing worker compensation over new investments.

When we walked into the lobby and asked for elevator access, the guard at the desk made a phone call to the HMC offices. Here's what the first five seconds of the phone call went like:

Guard: Hello, we have students from Harvard here for the Harvard Management Company.
Secretary: Uh oh.
Guard: Uh oh, why uh oh?

The Crimson asks Dean Smith to consider high level admin and senior faculty pay cuts

Sometimes the Crimson can frustrate us all, a la the staff editorial accepting layoffs.

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