FAS Committee Recommends Scrapping Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration
A Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee released a proposal recommending the College replace its current “shopping week” course registration system with a system of previous-term registration.
FAS Dean Affirms Commitment to Ethnic Studies Faculty Search
Despite a prolonged delay in the search for ethnic studies faculty, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said that “there’s no wavering of commitment” in her promise to hire a cluster of scholars in the field.
Harvard Will ‘Likely Not Be Fully Back to Normal in the Spring,’ Garber Tells Faculty
The emergence of the Omicron variant means that Harvard will “likely not be fully back to normal in the spring,” but the University remains in “very good shape” on the public health front, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said during a faculty meeting Tuesday.
Double Concentrations Graphic
Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Education established a committee in September to develop a proposal to introduce double concentrations at the College. Currently, undergrads may only pursue joint concentrations, in which students pursue work in two departments and write a thesis that integrates the methods of the two fields.
College Developing Proposal for Double Concentrations Without Combined Thesis
A committee within Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Education is developing a proposal to introduce double concentrations at the College, which it hopes to submit to a faculty vote in spring 2022.
Harvard Affiliates Help Found New University In Response To Free Speech Concerns in Higher Ed
Several current and former Harvard professors are helping establish the University of Austin, a private liberal arts school in Texas launched in response to what some of its founders see as a culture of censorship within higher education.
Judges Skeptical as Lieber Reiterates Harvard Should Pay His Legal Fees in Appeal Hearing
Justices on the Supreme Judicial Court appeared skeptical Wednesday as lawyers for former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber — who is preparing for trial on federal criminal charges — argued on appeal that Harvard should be obligated to pay for his legal defense.
FAS Dean Gay Outlines Plan for Diversifying Faculty, Supporting Junior Faculty
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay outlined her vision for recruiting new and more diverse faculty in an interview Thursday.
Deans Annual Report Figures
Defying Projections, FAS Ends Fiscal Year with $51M Surplus
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences ended fiscal year 2021 with a $51 million surplus, according to the Dean’s annual report, which was presented during a monthly faculty meeting Tuesday.
Embattled Professor Charles Lieber to Go on Trial in December
Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber will head to trial this December to fight six felony charges brought against him by federal prosecutors.
Harvard Teacher Fellows Subsumed by New HGSE Master’s Program
Harvard Teacher Fellows — a teacher training initiative for students at the College — will no longer accept new cohorts of students as it is rolled into a new degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Some Online Learning Persists After Fall Return to Campus
While fall 2021 has largely marked a return to the in-person classroom, some classes have continued to operate partially or fully online this semester.
FAS Dean Gay ‘Pretty Confident’ In-Person Classes Will Continue
Faculty of the Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said she “could not be more pleased” about the Covid-19 positivity rate on campus during an interview last week.
FAS Review Largely Upholds Tenure System Despite Acknowledging ‘Mistrust and Low Morale’
A review of tenure processes within the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences found that the tenure-track system is “structurally sound” but recommended adjustments in certain aspects of the system to address “mistrust and low morale” in the process.
Harvard Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Forced to Leave by Kennedy School Dean, Sources Say
Harvard Faculty and Cambridge Students Speak Out Against AP African American Studies Ban
More Than 100 Call for Harvard Kennedy School Dean to Resign After Decision to Oust Joan Donovan
Harvard Law School Student Charged With Assaulting Student In Homophobic Attack
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