Faculty News

SEAS Allston Construction

Allston Rising

As steel begins to rise in Allston, faculty and administrators are preparing for the imminent move across the Charles River.

Barker Center
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

The Four-Decade Road to Ethnic Studies

At Harvard, real pressures—both financial and ideological—loom along the road to a comprehensive ethnic studies program.

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Student Life

The University's 'Bedrock'

The College's controversial social group policy has awoken a historically formidable contingent: the Faculty.

University Hall

Sanctions Review Committee To Release Recommendations in 'Coming Weeks’

The committee will also create and share an online forum for Harvard faculty members to post feedback on the committee’s recommendations after they are disseminated.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016

Garber Assures Faculty Research Funding is a Priority

Also at the meeting, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris withdrew his April motion requesting the Faculty create a committee to implement a new course requirement called “Thinking with Data.”

Adams House Exterior

Adams House to be Renovated After Lowell

​Harvard is expected to renovate Adams House as the sixth installment in the more than $1 billion project to modernize and renovate the College’s upperclassmen Houses.

CS50 Lecture

More than 60 Fall CS50 Enrollees Faced Academic Dishonesty Charges

More than 60 students enrolled in CS50 last semester appeared before the Honor Council in a wave of academic dishonesty cases that has stretched the Council to its limits.

Faculty Meeting

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Danielle Allen Rises Through Harvard’s Ranks

Danielle S. Allen’s meteoric rise at Harvard is the latest step in a distinguished career as a political theorist and classicist.


As FAS Grapples with Budgets, SEAS Continues ‘Measured Growth’

As FAS struggles with budget constraints, SEAS is continuing with “measured growth” and plans to partner with outside firms to generate additional revenue.


Three Harvard Professors Named Guggenheim Fellows

​Three Harvard professors were awarded prestigious Guggenheim research fellowships, an award honoring “exceptional creative ability in the arts,” last week.

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University Finances

In FAS Budget Woes, Echoes of Recession Era

Years of anemic endowment returns have forced FAS to make difficult choices to cope with a financial reality far from the halcyon days of the early 2000s.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Modest Pay Bump Exacerbates Financial Worries Among Profs

“We would like to hire more faculty, we would like to have smaller sections, we would like better compensation,” Hochschild said.

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Student Groups

Students Added to Committee Examining Social Group Policy

Several of the students named to the committee have previously voiced opinions on the College’s policy.

University Hall

Faculty Vote to End Harvard Time, Extend Course Length in 2018

​The seven-minute passing period between courses known as “Harvard Time” will no longer exist beginning in the fall of 2018.