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Central Administration

Francis Doyle, Professor at UCSB, Named Next SEAS Dean

Doyle will assume leadership of the school on August 1 as it seeks to raise $450 million in advance of its 2019 move to a new campus in Allston.

Francis J. Doyle III
SEAS

Francis J. Doyle III

Francis J. Doyle III, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will lead the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as its next dean starting August 1.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

HMC Executives Saw Compensation Increase from 2012 to 2013

Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.

FAS

Junior Faculty Win Abramson Award for Teaching

Associate professors Ruth Bielfeldt and Sarah S. Richardson were awarded the annual Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Central Administration

Darnton, University Librarian, Will Depart This Summer

Robert C. Darnton ’60, the Harvard University librarian, will step down from his post after an eight-year tenure at the helm of Harvard’s library system.

College

With Gen Ed Under Fire, Faculty Critique Undergraduate Academics More Broadly

An interim report that detailed the failings of the College’s program in General Education has prompted faculty members to critique how their peers teach and assess undergraduate students more broadly.

Minority Faculty at FAS
Central Administration

Few in Number, Harvard's Minority Faculty Face Additional Burdens

While Harvard has institutionalized a hiring process designed to draw in more a racially and ethnically diverse faculty, some professors say there is more work to do to improve the work environment for those faculty after they enter Harvard’s gates.

College

Committee Finds Attendance Study Did Not Violate Harvard Policy

The Committee on the Oversight of Electronic Communications found that a controversial attendance study conducted last spring did not violate the University’s Policy on Access to Electronic Information.

FAS

Semester’s Final Faculty Meeting Focuses on Gen Ed Criticisms

While Faculty members largely said they agree with the founding principles of the program, they denounced the program for counting departmental courses for Gen Ed credit.

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.

College

Proposal Would Change Faculty Council Election Procedures

If approved, the new system would replace a proportional representation system created in the fall of 1969, according to a proposal distributed to the Faculty in advance of their meeting Tuesday.

Swan Lake For the Birds
College

Arts First Features More Than 100 Live Performances

The Performance Fair opened with a ballet called “Swan Lake: For the Birds!” based on Tchaikovsky’s work which featured Hasty Pudding Theatricals as well as distinguished administrators and faculty.

College

Report Says Gen Ed Program Is 'Failing' on Many Fronts

The report lists about two dozen grievances about the program, voiced by undergraduates, teaching fellows, administrators, and faculty members in the past year.

College

Center of Attention

For students who choose to pursue courses in which they are they only student enrolled—dubbed "n=1" classes—the personalized attention enhances their learning, but the lack of fellow students can hinder their experience.

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize