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Central Administration

Despite Support From Corporation, Harvard President Gay Under Fire Over Plagiarism Allegations

Harvard President Claudine Gay is facing allegations of plagiarism after a report in the Washington Free Beacon on Monday and a Sunday post on Substack claimed she plagiarized portions of four academic works over 24 years, including her 1997 Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard.

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FAS

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra ‘Extremely Disappointed’ by Capitol Hill Antisemitism Hearing

Harvard Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Hopi E. Hoekstra said she was “extremely disappointed at the missed opportunity” in response to University President Claudine Gay’s testimony on Capitol Hill last week.

University Hall
FAS

Hoekstra Announces FAS Civil Discourse Initiative at December Faculty Meeting

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced the creation of an FAS initiative on promoting civil discourse and previewed a Harvard-wide “comprehensive strategy” to respond to antisemitism and Islamophobia during a faculty meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Government

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ’50 Dead at 100

Henry A. Kissinger ’50, a former Secretary of State and faculty member in the Government Department, died in his home in Connecticut at 100, according to a statement on his website Wednesday evening.

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FAS

Lawsuit Against Harvard Over Professor Comaroff Harassment Allegations Will Move to Mediation

The lawsuit filed against Harvard alleging the school ignored years of sexual misconduct complaints against professor John L. Comaroff will move to mediation, according to court filings this month.

Hopi Hoekstra Interview
FAS

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Sets Sights on Interdisciplinary Work in First Year

With two major academic leadership positions to fill, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said she wants to focus on facilitating interdisciplinary research and scholarship during a recent interview with The Crimson.

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FAS

As Harvard Jews for Palestine Occupy University Hall, Dean of Faculty Hoekstra Stays Mum

As a dozen students from Harvard Jews for Palestine staged a sit-in just two floors below her office in University Hall Thursday afternoon, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Hopi E. Hoekstra spoke with The Crimson — and had nothing to say on the occupation.

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College

SAT Scores of Recruited Athletes Trail Other Students by 160 Points, Per Class of 2027 Survey

The SAT scores of recruited athletes in the Class of 2027 trailed those of non-athletes by more than 160 points, according to The Crimson’s survey of the freshmen class.

University Hall
FAS

More than 100 Harvard Faculty Sign Letter Criticizing President Gay’s Censure of Pro-Palestine Slogan

More than 100 Harvard faculty members across eight of the University’s schools criticized Harvard President Claudine Gay’s condemnation of the pro-Palestine slogan “from the river to the sea” in an open letter to the president Monday.

Dean Stubbs
FAS

Harvard Dean of Science Christopher Stubbs to Step Down at End of Academic Year

Harvard’s Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs is stepping down at the end of the academic year, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced at a faculty meeting Tuesday.

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FAS

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey To Step Down At End of Academic Year

Robin E. Kelsey, Harvard’s dean of Arts and Humanities, will step down from his post at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, according to a Monday afternoon email to divisional faculty from Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra obtained by The Crimson.

FAS

Harvard Academics Call on President Gay to ‘Unequivocally Condemn’ Targeting of Students Supporting Palestine

More than 70 Harvard academics signed an open letter to University President Claudine Gay on Tuesday, calling on her to condemn harassment of students of color and “other supporters of Palestinian liberation at Harvard.”

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FAS

Harvard Dean of Faculty Hoekstra Confirms Anthropology Prof. John Comaroff Still Sanctioned

John L. Comaroff — the Harvard professor accused of sexual harassment and professional retaliation — is still prohibited from teaching required college courses, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said in an interview last week.

Hopi Hoekstra Interview
FAS

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Says Eliminating Legacy Admissions ‘Under Consideration’

Removing legacy admissions preferences in Harvard’s admissions process “is one of the things that’s under consideration,” Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Hopi E. Hoekstra said in an interview with The Crimson last week.

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Religion

Dean Distances Harvard Divinity School From Israel Statement Issued by Religion and Public Life Program Leaders

Harvard Divinity School Interim Dean David F. Holland distanced the institution from a statement on the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza issued by leaders of the HDS Religion and Public Life program.

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