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Dean Gay Says FAS Pursuing ‘Durable Change’ Following Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Amid a wave of rising anti-Asian violence, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in a Wednesday interview that Harvard aims to “pursue durable change” in diversifying its faculty and fostering an inclusive climate.

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‘An Endangered Species’: The Scarcity of Harvard’s Conservative Faculty

While the University has made a concerted effort across the past decade to promote gender and racial diversity among its faculty, Harvard has not made any explicit attempts to bolster representation from across the ideological spectrum.

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Harvard To Experiment With Permanent Remote Work Flexibility for Some Employees, Bacow Tells Faculty

University President Bacow said during a faculty meeting that Harvard plans to experiment with incorporating more opportunities for remote work into the schedules of its employees.

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Former Adams House Master and Astronomy Professor William Liller ’48, ‘Enamored With the Cosmos,’ Dies at 93

Former Harvard Astronomy professor and Adams House Master William Liller ’48 couldn’t take his eyes off the stars.

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80% of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Say FAS Lacks Healthy Level of BIPOC Faculty Representation

Eighty percent of surveyed members of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences said FAS does not have a healthy level of BIPOC representation within its ranks, including 50 percent of respondents who strongly disagreed that the faculty is sufficiently diverse.

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Siloed and Strained, Graduate Students Report Emotional Wellbeing as Obstacle to Online Learning

Since the onset of Covid-19, graduate students have not merely been tasked with adapting their learning and scholarship to a digital platform: the dearth of in-person interactions has forced them to reconsider what academic, social, and emotional work entails.

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Harvard Scientists Propose New Model of Martian Atmosphere with Life-Permitting Conditions

Harvard researchers published a revised model of the early Martian environment that could explain how life may have emerged on Mars in Nature Geoscience earlier this month.

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FAS

Gay Levies Sanctions Against Prof. Nowak for Contacts With Jeffrey Epstein

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay will shut down Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics after determining that its director, Mathematics and Biology professor Martin A. Nowak, violated University policies through his extensive contacts with convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.

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Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Is ‘Too Slow,’ Three-Fourths of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Say

A significant majority of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences — 73 percent — believe the Harvard Corporation’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its endowment by 2050 is “too slow.”

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College

Harvard College Students Will Live on Campus, Learn in Person in Fall 2021, FAS Announces

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is “expecting a full return to campus” and a return to “in-person learning” for College students in fall 2021, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay announced Monday.

On the Road to Tenure
FAS

35% of Surveyed FAS Faculty Believe A Departmental Colleague Was Unjustly Denied Tenure

Thirty-five percent of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they believe at least one colleague in their department was unjustly denied tenure, with a quarter indicating they “strongly believe” an unjust tenure denial had occurred.

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FAS

Harvard Researchers Find Evidence for Supermassive Black Hole Movement

Harvard researchers have found evidence that supermassive black holes move, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal last week.

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Central Administration

Bacow Defends Harvard’s Tenure Process Following Cornel West’s Decision to Depart

University President Lawrence S. Bacow declined to provide details on the circumstances that led to the departure of Cornel R. West ’74, citing confidentiality policies, but defended Harvard’s existing tenure process in a Thursday interview.

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Central Administration

Harvard Administrators Respond to Spike in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Atlanta Shootings

Harvard administrators responded to the rise in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes since the onset of the pandemic last year in a series of emails calling for the University to come together in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

Choosing Science Thesis Topics During Covid
Student Life

Rethinking the Science Thesis: Rising Seniors Adapt Lab Research Amid Covid-19

Laboratories affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have scaled-down operations since March of last year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, science concentrators in the Class of 2022 have been planning and adapting their senior theses with these restrictions in mind.

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