Faculty News

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
SEAS

Students Promote Computer Science Professor for Harvard Presidency

Some students are launching an online campaign in an unconventional effort to promote Computer Science professor Margo I. Seltzer ’83 as a possible candidate for Harvard's presidency.

Faust at the Economic Club
University Finances

Faust Lobbies Congress to Maintain Research Funding Levels

On her most recent trips to Washington, Faust has added yet another pressing, albeit more quotidian, item to her lobbying agenda: keeping the lights on in Harvard’s labs.

GSAS's Dudley House
FAS

Faculty Question Administrators over Rejection of Michelle Jones

Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Emma Dench said there was nothing “unusual” about Harvard’s decision to not admit Michelle Jones.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty Hotly Debate Social Policy Motions, Report

At the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ monthly meeting Tuesday, professors did not mince words describing Harvard’s unrecognized social organizations.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Once Again, Faculty To Debate Social Life Sanctions

One year after Faculty discussion formally began on Harvard’s historic penalties on final clubs and Greek organizations, two critical developments may change the nature of the debate at Tuesday’s meeting of the full Faculty.

Fly Club
Final Clubs

Faculty Committee Offers Alternatives to Social Group Ban in Final Report

The committee suggested that the University instead consider a full social group ban as one of several possible options for reshaping social life at the College.

SEAS
SEAS

With Six New Hires, SEAS Continues Growing Faculty

The SEAS has hired six new faculty members, the largest addition to the school’s faculty since it hired a “bumper crop” of eight professors in 2015.

Loeb House
Drew Faust

In Presidential Search, Corporation Likely to Regularly Consult Faculty

If history is any indication, faculty on the committee advising the search for Harvard’s next president will be involved until the very end of the search, while students will play a far more limited role.

University Hall
College

Sanctions Faculty Committee Quietly Resumes Meeting

The faculty committee that proposed a ban on social groups at Harvard continued its deliberations last week as it considers revisions to its initial proposal.

University Hall
FAS

News Analysis: As Faculty Return to Campus, Future of Lewis Motion Uncertain

According to Faculty Council member and professor David L. Howell, it is likely that Lewis’s motion will not go to a vote until the December Faculty meeting.

Drew Faust

Professors, Staff Named to Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Harvard moved one step closer to naming its next president Tuesday when it unveiled the membership of two committees that will advise the search for University President Drew G. Faust’s successor.

Faculty Meeting
College

Social Group Ban Revives Faculty Concerns Over Governance

The faculty committee was meant to ameliorate professors' worries that they weren't being heard—but a new ban on social groups has left some feeling more frustrated than ever.

SEAS Allston Construction
SEAS

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.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

The University's 'Bedrock'

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