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Gay Outlines FAS Process for Removing Controversial Names from Spaces, Titles

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay outlined the process the FAS will adopt to consider requests to remove the names or representations of individuals from its buildings, spaces, programs, or professorships in an email to FAS affiliates Thursday.

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Harvard Faculty Vote to Eliminate Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Course Registration System

Harvard faculty voted to eliminate shopping week in favor of a previous-term course registration system on Tuesday, ending a decades-old scheduling quirk that allowed students to sample courses before enrolling during the first week of each semester.

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FAS Launches Three-Year Strategic Planning Initiative Across Academics, Tech, and Budgeting at Harvard

Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences launched a three-year strategic planning initiative in the fall to identify resources needed for “long-term excellence” in graduate education, faculty support and development, and academic divisions.

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WGS Department Hosts Event About Gender Nonconforming Activism in Brazil

The Harvard Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department hosted a virtual event discussing minority rights in Brazil on Thursday.

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FAS is Hosting Informational Sessions about Tenure Review Process Changes, Gay Says

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview last week the FAS has been hosting informational sessions about upcoming changes to the tenure review process for tenure-track faculty.

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Music Scholars Discuss the Legacy of Harvard Professor Eileen Southern at Radcliffe Event

Scholars explored the legacy of Eileen Southern, the first African American woman tenured in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at a virtual event hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Gay ‘Thrilled’ to Invite First Ethnic Studies Faculty, Expand Programs

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday she is “thrilled” to invite Taeku Lee to the FAS and looks forward to the expansion of ethnic studies.

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Harvard Faculty Overwhelmingly Approve Proposal to Allow Double Concentrations

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal that will allow undergraduate students to pursue double concentrations at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

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Harvard Faculty Will Vote on Double Concentrations and Shopping Week Proposals Today

At Tuesday’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting, Harvard faculty are set to vote on two controversial proposals — one that would allow students to pursue double concentrations and another that would replace shopping week with previous-term registration.

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Harvard Affiliates Call on Universities to Bar Fossil Fuel Industry Funding from Research

Harvard affiliates signed a letter released in March demanding that British and American universities stop accepting funding from fossil fuel corporations for climate change and energy research.

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Taeku Lee to Join Harvard Faculty as First Professor in Ethnic Studies Cluster Hire

Taeku Lee will join Harvard as the first of four ethnic studies scholars to join the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the school announced Monday.

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Harvard’s Covid-19 Paid Leave Benefits, Pay for Idled Workers Set to Expire April 1

Two weeks after Harvard lifted indoor mask mandates, the University is set to end its Coronavirus Workplace Policies, which will eliminate emergency paid sick leave benefits and partial compensation for some employees who were involuntarily idled by the pandemic.

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Graduate Student Council Debates Phrasing of Extension School Diplomas, Student Organization Financing

The Harvard Graduate Council discussed the provision of financial support for events promoting cross-school interaction and the language on Harvard Extension School degrees at its meeting Monday.

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With Harvard’s New Mask-Optional Policy, Many Faculty Adopt a Wait-and-See Approach to Unmasking in Class

Following a spike in Covid-19 cases earlier this month, many Harvard instructors have opted to continue requiring masks in classrooms, even after the University lifted its mask mandate for most indoor spaces last week.

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Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor

Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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