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Provost Alan Garber
Central Administration

After Criticism, Harvard Offers Additional Health Benefits Plan

Harvard has revised its health insurance options for nonunion faculty and staff members to offer an additional plan without deductibles or coinsurance.

Central Administration

Harvard Works with Feds To Establish University in Vietnam

Fulbright University Vietnam will expand on the existing Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, a public policy master’s program that the Ash Center at the Kennedy School established in 1994.

FAS

Svetlana Boym, Professor Whose Work ‘Transformed,’ Dies at 56

Colleagues remember the late Slavic and Comparative Literature professor as an avid writer and artist whose work was known around the world for its transformative power.

Politics

Law School’s Lessig Considers White House Bid

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor, is considering a bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

Cherry A. Murray
FAS

Obama Nominates Murray, Former SEAS Dean, to Energy Dept.

Before assuming her role in the administration, former School of Engineering and Applied Sciences dean Cherry Murray must secure a confirmation from the Senate.

College

Widener Will Extend Nighttime Hours for CS50

The library will stay open on weekdays until midnight, instead of the usual 10 p.m., next fall and spring.

Electrical Engineering
Central Administration

As SEAS Dean, Doyle Will Face Opportunities and Challenges

Francis J. Doyle III will take the helm of a school that just received the largest donation in Harvard’s history and that is slated to relocate to Allston in just four years.

SEAS Gift Announcement
FAS

A $400 Million Gift, and Accompanying Scrutiny

Administrators maintain that the criticism will do little to hurt their fundraising efforts, but one fact remains: John Paulson’s record gift to SEAS has brought record scrutiny to Harvard’s $6.5 billion capital campaign.

Central Administration

Kennedy School Focuses Its Technology on Classrooms, Not MOOCs

Administrators at the Kennedy School of Government say they are prioritizing using digital tools on campus, rather than to distribute a curriculum worldwide.

Harvard Law School

Daniel Meltzer, Law Professor, Remembered as Kind Teacher

Daniel J. Meltzer ’72, a professor at Harvard Law School who previously served as a legal adviser to the Obama administration, died late last month of cancer. He was 63.

FAS

Weatherhead Center Appoints Gilman New Executive Director

Theodore “Ted” J. Gilman will step into his role on July 1, just two years after Beth A. Simmons, a professor in the Government Department and then the head of the center, resigned in protest in 2013.

Central Administration

FAS Creates International Affairs Deanship

​Margot Gill, currently the administrative dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will become the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ first administrative dean for international affairs.

Non-Ladder Faculty
College

Non-Ladder Faculty

University Hall
College

An Autopsy of General Education

Deemed “failing on a variety of fronts,” Harvard College’s core curriculum was doomed to start.

Harry Lewis Q&A
FAS

Q & A with Harry R. Lewis

Harry R. Lewis '68, interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, sat down with The Crimson to discuss fundraising, computer science, and SEAS’s move to Allston.

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía
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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter