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Earth-Skimming Meteor May Have Brought Life to Venus, Harvard Researchers Say

Meteors that grazed Earth’s atmosphere could have brought microbial life from Earth to Venus, Harvard professor Avi Loeb and student Amir Siraj '22 hypothesized in a new study.

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Gov 50 Preceptor David Kane to Resume Lecturing Despite Calls for His Removal

Harvard instructor David D. Kane will remain as preceptor for Government 50: “Data” and resume teaching duties on October 13, according to an email he sent out to students Tuesday night.

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FAS Administration and Finance Dean Leslie Kirwan to Retire

Leslie A. Kirwan ’79 — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean for Administration and Finance — will retire next spring, FAS Dean Claudine Gay announced in an email to faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon.

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Race

FAS Announces Task Force on Visual Culture and Signage

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has launched a task force on visual culture and signage, FAS Dean Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS affiliates Tuesday.

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SEAS Will Begin Allston Move-In in November

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will begin moving into the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston during the first week of November after the complex obtained its Certificate of Occupancy last week.

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Expecting Student Safety Concerns, Faculty Say Remote Classes Largely Unaffected by Political Issues Abroad

Despite concerns that remote classes could force homebound students to learn material that is politically sensitive in their home countries, ten Harvard faculty who teach such courses said this week that those issues largely did not materialize.

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Dominguez, Urton, Comaroff Accusers Request Seats on New FAS Title IX Committee

Twelve women who have accused Harvard faculty of sexual harassment or misconduct penned a letter to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay Friday requesting representation on a new committee being formed to review the FAS’s interim sexual harassment policy.

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Gov 50 Students React to Allegations Against Instructor with Anger, Surprise

Dozens of students condemn allegations that Government instructor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts endorsing bigotry and white supremacy.

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Language Courses Adapt to Connect Students Across Screens and Across Cultures

As Harvard students and faculty settle into virtual classrooms this fall, language instructors across several FAS departments have been developing new methods of engaging students virtually.

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SEAS Accelerates Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Priorities

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has begun several new initiatives this semester which aim to fulfill its Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging priorities for the 2020-2021 academic year.

CGIS
College

Preceptor David Kane to Temporarily Stop Lecturing in Gov 50

David D. Kane — Government preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor — and the class’s course staff jointly announced to students in a Sunday email that Kane will temporarily stop teaching lectures effective Tuesday.

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Race

Government Department Reviewing Gov 50 Student Concerns

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences is reviewing allegations that Government preceptor David D. Kane authored racist blog posts after students wrote to FAS Dean Claudine Gay expressing concerns about the matter Friday.

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Students Allege Harvard Instructor David Kane Made Racist Posts on Blog

Harvard undergraduates allege David D. Kane, Government preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor, authored racist posts over the course of several years under the pseudonym “David Dudley Field ’25” on his website EphBlog.

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Harvard Extension School Unveils New Academic Gap Year, Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Harvard Extension School unveiled a slew of new programs in June, including an new Academic Gap Year and undergraduate certificates, which were designed for its ever-increasing remote-learning student base, according to the school’s website.

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FAS

The Making of a Harvard Department Chair

Nearly half of the 40 department chairs in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences received tenure within Harvard and nearly three-quarters have been teaching at the University for more than 15 years, an analysis by The Crimson found.

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