Faculty News

Dean Khurana

Khurana Will Be 'Deeply Involved' With Faculty Sanctions Committee

​Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana will be “deeply involved” in the faculty committee reconsidering the current policy on final clubs and Greek organizations.

University Hall

Dean Discusses Hiring Of Women, Minorities at Faculty Meeting

The diversity of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences remains "concerning," Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser said at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Life

Lewis Withdraws Faculty Motion Opposing Sanctions

Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 has withdrawn a faculty motion opposing the College’s penalties for members of single gender social organizations.

Cherry Murray

Former Dean Murray Returns to SEAS After Energy Department Post

After about a year in Washington directing the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Cherry A. Murray returned to Cambridge this month to resume teaching.

HGC Meeting

Harvard Grad Council Discusses Immigration Order, Governance

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council criticized President Donald Trump's immigration order at the body's first meeting of the semester Monday.

Copley Protest

Nearly 200 Harvard Professors Sign Petition Opposing Presidential Order

Joining thousands of academics worldwide, over 190 Harvard professors have signed a growing petition opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

Electrical Engineering

Facing Space Constraints, SEAS Hiring Slows

“It’s very hard to hire faculty if there are no offices or labs for them," said the former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Dean Khurana

Social Organizations Sanctions Could Be ‘Revised or Replaced’

The College’s historic policy penalizing members of single gender social organizations could be “revised or replaced," Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced Wednesday.

Social Sciences Division

Ethnic Studies Proponents Plan Advocacy Efforts

Students and alumni emphasized the need to recruit new ethnic studies advocates, as many of the movement’s organizers will soon graduate.


Researcher Challenges Court-Ordered Separation from Grad Student

Accusations of falsified data, a forced mental evaluation, and a suspected "campaign of retaliation": court documents detail a bitter schism between a Harvard graduate student and his principal investigator.


Winthrop Faculty Dean Presses for Criminal Justice Reform

​Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. argued that wrongful convictions are widespread and often overlooked in a TEDx talk.


Lecturer Diaz Rosillo Will Join Trump Administration

Government lecturer and Dunster House resident dean Carlos E. Diaz Rosillo has accepted a position in Donald Trump’s administration and will not teach at the College this semester.

Humanities Division

'Groundbreaking' Architectural Historian James Ackerman Dies at 97

​James S. Ackerman, a Harvard architectural historian who specialized in Renaissance architecture, died Dec. 31 in Cambridge. He was 97.

Mark Zuckerberg 2004

Harvard Partners With Facebook For Tech Research

​More than a decade after its founding in a Harvard dorm, Facebook is partnering with Harvard and 16 other universities in a research agreement allow Harvard faculty members and graduate students to work with the social media giant.


Russian Hackers Sent Phishing Emails From Fake Harvard Email Address

In the days after the 2016 presidential election, a group of hackers tied to the Russian government launched a phishing scheme through a fake Harvard email address in an attempt to spread malware to American think tanks and nonprofits.