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This week, FM puts a spotlight on Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College.
Dean Khurana reads through a stack of papers in his new office in University Hall during his "downtime".
Dean Khurana sits down at lunchtime to chat with freshmen in Annenberg. Khurana says he spends three-fourths of his time talking to students.
Dean Khurana takes his iconic black Business School backpack with him virtually everywhere.
At the meeting, which was held by a committee charged with reviewing the General Education program, students and administrators discussed the purpose of Gen Ed.
Rakesh Khurana, a scholar of leadership and organizations, crossed the Charles River to the College to rearticulate its purpose and retool the workings of its administration.
Alignment with the College's mission and use of safe travel options are among the criteria that will be used to distribute domestic student travel funding.
The email from Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana came hours after Boston medical workers initiated a quarantine for individuals suspected of exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms.
In two social media campaigns—one organized by Asian and Asian-American students and another spearheaded by black student groups—students posted Facebook photos to show solidarity with those affected by the Oct. 3 emailed death threat.
Several student attendees said all professors and teaching fellows, not just students, should have been notified of the threats through an official email from administrators.
Griffin, founder of Chicago-based investment firm Citadel, donated $150 million to the University in February. At least $125 million of the gift will go toward financial aid.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said College administrators “can do better” to communicate with students and took full responsibility for their response to the threat.
Three student groups advocating for changes to Harvard’s handling of sexual assault joined together to start a petition on Wednesday urging the University to adopt a policy of affirmative consent.
Several students raised questions about what they perceived as a lackluster outreach effort from College administrators and Harvard police at a discussion Tuesday night.
Faculty members and undergraduates discussed revisiting the decision to no longer display course difficulty scores on Wednesday at a Committee for Undergraduate Education meeting.