Harvard Launches Search for Next Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The search for Harvard’s next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest academic school, launched Tuesday afternoon, FAS Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS affiliates.
Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Launch Official Campaign for Unionization
Harvard non-tenure-track faculty members announced their plans to form a union, launching a public card campaign for official recognition Monday.
More than 100 Students Walk Out of Embattled Harvard Professor Comaroff’s First Class of Semester
More than 100 students walked out of embattled Harvard professor John L. Comaroff’s class Tuesday afternoon, protesting his continued presence on campus after he was placed on leave last year for violating the University’s sexual harassment policy.
Ten Stories That Shaped 2022
In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.
‘A Great Day for Harvard’: Many Faculty Confident in Gay’s Appointment to Top University Post
After Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard’s 30th president Thursday afternoon, faculty members shared their optimism for her tenure, pointing to her leadership through the pandemic as evidence of her readiness for the role.
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Outlines Faculty Hiring Initiatives, Discusses Directorship Openings
Seven months after Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced the school was recruiting two senior professors studying climate change and sustainability, HKS is still trying to bring them to Cambridge.
Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans Deschler and Reynolds Appointed to Permanent Role
Interim Leverett House Faculty Deans Daniel G. Deschler and Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 will be appointed permanent deans of the house, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced Thursday.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Ended Fiscal Year 2022 with a $85M Surplus
Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ended fiscal year 2022 with an $84.9 million surplus, according to a presentation by administrators during a faculty meeting Tuesday.
Harvard Kennedy School Unveils Plaza Dedicated to Former Dean Graham T. Allison ’62
Current and former Harvard Kennedy School leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon to dedicate a plaza on the school’s campus in honor of former HKS Dean Graham T. Allison ’62.
Harvard Math Professor Melanie Matchett Wood Wins ‘Genius Grant’
Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie Matchett Wood was named one of 25 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship for her work in “addressing the foundational questions in number theory from the perspective of arithmetic statistics.”
FAS Talks Climate Initiative, Faculty Workload at First In-Person Meeting Since 2020
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences gathered in the Science Center Tuesday for their first in-person meeting since February 2020.
Simmons University Cancels Class Led by Controversial Former Harvard Preceptor David Kane
Less than two weeks after former Harvard instructor David D. Kane began teaching at Simmons University, the school announced Kane’s class would be canceled and his contract would not be renewed.
More than 80 Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Identify as Liberal
More than 80 percent of Harvard faculty respondents characterized their political leanings as “liberal” or “very liberal,” according to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in April.
Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof ’93 Joins Harvard as Third Professor in Ethnic Studies Cluster Hire
Jesse E. Hoffnung-Garskof ’93 will join Harvard’s faculty as the third professor to be brought in as part of an ethnic studies cluster hire initiative by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, according to the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, which has advocated for the creation of an ethnic studies department.
Erika Lee to Join Harvard as Second Professor in Ethnic Studies Cluster Hire
Erika Lee will join Harvard’s faculty as the second ethnic studies professor to be hired as part of a cluster hire initiative by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.