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FAS Committee to Announce Future Course Registration Proposal in December

The Committee on Course Registration announced Wednesday that it will reveal its proposal for the College’s future course registration model in December, which could spell the end of the current shopping week system.

Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker ’81 Donates $100 Million for New Economics Department Building

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and business leader Penny S. Pritzker ’81 donated $100 million to the Economics Department to support the construction of a new department building, Harvard announced Tuesday morning.

COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes
Student Life

With Return to In-Person Instruction, Courses Adapt to Accommodate Quarantining Students

Bereft of in-person instruction for 18 months, students eagerly returned to class. Yet, for those with symptoms or diagnoses of Covid-19, online learning is not just a remnant of the past.

Shopping Week Flyer

Committee to Vote on Proposal to Eliminate Spring 2022 Shopping Week

The Standing Committee on Undergraduate Educational Policy, an FAS panel overseeing the College curriculum, plans to vote Tuesday on a proposal to eliminate shopping week for the Spring 2022 semester.

First Day of Shopping Week

Students Petition to ‘Bring Back Shopping Week,’ Fearing Move to Early Registration System

More than 1,300 people signed a petition this week urging Harvard to maintain “shopping week,” the period at the start of the semester in which students can attend various classes before finalizing their schedules.

Lieber News Analysis

Lieber Case Moves Closer to Trial

Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber on Friday moved one step closer to a trial on federal charges as his attorneys and prosecutors confirmed they have completed discovery and agreed to meet for a pretrial status conference.

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Anthropology Prof. Urton Stripped of Emeritus Status, Barred From Campus Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay stripped former Anthropology professor Gary Urton of his emeritus status and barred him from campus following an investigation that confirmed he violated sexual misconduct policies, she wrote in an email to Anthropology department affiliates Thursday.

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Following Graduate Admissions Reductions, Faculty Report Difficulties and Concerns

As various University graduate programs reduced or completely paused admissions during the past application cycle, many faculty across Harvard’s schools expressed concern for the health of their programs, both in the short and long run.

Black Scholar Graphic

‘Disrespected, Devalued, or Dismissed’: University Affiliates Assess Harvard’s Commitment to Black Scholars

Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay acknowledged in a March faculty meeting that, despite the best efforts of University leaders, Black academics at Harvard face “particular challenges” in addition to already-rigorous teaching and research responsibilities.

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Harvard FAS To Expand Campus Housing, Host Exclusively In-Person Instruction in Fall 2021

Harvard will expand its undergraduate housing capacity on and near campus to accommodate “normal housing density” in fall 2021, even as it anticipates the largest matriculating class in its history, administrators wrote in an email to Faculty of Arts and Sciences affiliates Tuesday afternoon.

University Hall
Central Administration

Faculty Discuss Response to Epstein Report, Conflict of Interest Reporting

Harvard administrators outlined responses the University has taken regarding the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein’s ties to Harvard during a monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tuesday.

School of Public Health
School of Public Health

HSPH Pilots Hybrid Course for International Students

The Harvard School of Public Health developed and ran a novel hybrid course in which 16 instructors rotated teaching 3-hour lectures for a class of 34 first-year international students this spring.

In-Person Classes Pilot
Student Life

‘It Really Boosts Your Morale’: Harvard Experiments With In-Person Instruction

As Harvard prepares for a full return to campus for students this fall, the College is experimenting with in-person and hybrid courses to develop best practices for in-person teaching and learning.

Faculty Survey Non-Tenure
On Campus

Two-Thirds of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Say FAS Does Not Provide Them Enough Support

Two-thirds of non-tenure-track respondents to The Crimson’s annual faculty survey said they believe the Faculty of Arts and Sciences does not provide enough support to non-tenure-track faculty.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Tindal Named New Director of Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Brenda D. Tindal will serve as the new executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture,  Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced Tuesday.