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Claudine Gay
FAS

FAS Dean Gay Hopes to Identify Ethnic Studies Faculty by End of Academic Year

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences hopes to identify three to four faculty hires who specialize in ethnic studies by the end of the academic year, FAS Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview Friday.

FAS Budget
FAS

FAS Projects $112 Million Deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 After Ending 2020 with $22 Million Deficit

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences projects a $111.7 million deficit in fiscal year 2021, according to the Dean’s annual report, presented during a faculty meeting Tuesday.

GSAS
FAS

Harvard Grad School of Arts and Sciences to Reduce or Pause Admissions in Some Fields

Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will reduce the number of students it admits for the 2021-22 school year as it continues to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators wrote in a letter to faculty Thursday afternoon.

University Hall
Student Life

Harvard FAS to Replace 2021 Spring Break with Intermittent ‘Wellness Days’

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not hold spring break in 2020, reallocating the five days of break as planned “wellness days” throughout the spring semester, FAS Dean Claudine Gay announced in an email to faculty and staff Thursday.

Moakley Courthouse
Chemistry

Former Chemistry Chair's Defense Could Tie Federal Charges to DOJ China Initiative, Experts Say

Legal experts say recent court filings indicate University Professor Charles M. Lieber — charged with lying to federal officials investigating his funding sources and ties to China — may try to convince jurors that Lieber was swept up in the Trump administration’s broader anti-China campaign.

Lieber Leaves Bail Hearing
FAS

Harvard Files Opposition in Chemistry Prof. Lieber Indemnification Suit

Harvard filed an opposition Thursday in response to Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber’s lawsuit alleging Harvard is contractually obligated to pay for his legal defense against federal fraud charges.

Widener Library
FAS

College Extends Deadline to Switch to Pass-Fail Grading to Nov. 16

The Undergraduate Educational Policy Committee extended the deadline for students to change a course’s grading basis between letter-graded and pass-fail to Nov. 16, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke wrote in an email to students Tuesday morning.

Shkreli Protesters
On Campus

Whom Should Harvard Allow to Speak?

The last time Charles A. Murray ’65 spoke at Harvard, a group of ten students raised signs calling him a white nationalist. Outside the venue, others said he should not have been allowed a platform on Harvard’s campus.

Claudine Gay
FAS

Ahead of Speaker Event, FAS Dean Gay Says Charles Murray’s Work Lacks Academic Merit

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Claudine Gay said in an interview Friday that she does not believe Charles Murray’s work has academic merit, amid controversy surrounding Murray’s upcoming invitation to speak in a course in her former academic department.

Dean Claudine Gay
Student Life

FAS Dean Gay Says Circumstances ‘Bode Well’ for Welcoming ‘Potentially Even More’ Students to Campus in Spring

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Friday that Harvard affiliates’ adherence to health protocols thus far “bodes well” for welcoming “potentially even more students” back to campus in the spring.

Lieber Leaves Bail Hearing
Faculty

Embattled Chemistry Professor Charles Lieber Sues Harvard, Alleging University Required to Recoup Legal Costs

University Professor Charles M. Lieber filed a complaint against Harvard in Middlesex County Superior Court Friday morning, alleging that the University broke its contract by refusing to indemnify him for his criminal defense.

CGIS
College

Professor Kosuke Imai to Oversee Gov 50; Kane Will Continue Teaching

Government professor Kosuke Imai will take over as the official head of Government 50: “Data” in order to “ensure that the course can proceed without further disruption,” divisional Dean of  Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo and Government department Chair Jeffry A. Frieden announced in a letter to students Thursday.

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FAS

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.

University Hall
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.

CGIS
College

Faculty Members Call EphBlog Posts ‘Horrible’ and ‘Deeply Disturbing’

After students alleged that Government department preceptor and Government 50: “Data” instructor David D. Kane authored racist posts on his website EphBlog, some of his fellow Harvard faculty members called the posts “horrible” and “deeply disturbing.”

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