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Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 has withdrawn a faculty motion opposing the College’s penalties for members of single gender social organizations.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

Harvard Kennedy School

Schelling, 'Founding Father' of the Kennedy School, Dies at 95

​Thomas C. Schelling, a Nobel laureate, “Founding Father” of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Economics professor noted for his work on game theory and arms control, died Tuesday at age 95.

Michael D. Smith
Student Life

FAS Dean Calls Faculty Criticism About Lack of Involvement in Sanctions ‘Categorically False’

​FAS Dean Michael D. Smith called Faculty criticism about their lack of involvement in crafting a historic social life policy “categorically false,” expressing his most in-depth comments on the contentious sanctions to date.