Harvard has indefinitely suspended its search for faculty specializing in ethnic studies due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Suspends Capital Projects and Faculty Searches After University-Wide Freezes
After Harvard announced University-wide hiring and salary freezes, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences indefinitely placed faculty searches and capital projects on hold.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will pilot a remote work system for staff to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in an email Thursday.
A quarter of respondents to The Crimson’s survey of Harvard's FAS feel that University President Lawrence S. Bacow has represented their interests well.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay reiterated her position that the search for faculty who study race and ethnicity must come before the establishment of a formal Ethnic Studies concentration in an interview Friday.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay emailed FAS affiliates Monday stating that she would support faculty who wanted to create an undergraduate concentration in ethnic studies and called for an “institutional commitment” to the discipline.