Ethnic Studies Advocates Call for a Department, Research Center

A group of undergraduates and graduate students are circulating a petition among students, staff, and alumni that calls for the formation of an ethnic studies department and research center.


Sanctions Set, But Implementation Open to Debate, Lee Says

As faculty debate whether the College should have a policy penalizing members of final clubs and Greek organizations, the senior fellow of Harvard’s highest governing body said the policy itself will not be revoked.

The Delphic Door

Hundreds of Survey Comments Illustrate Pressure that Prompted Final Club Sanctions

The comments, which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith sent compiled in an email to voting members of the faculty last week, represent the most extensive and candid student feedback made public during a divisive debate.

The FAS Dean

In Anticipation of Sanctions Vote, Smith Releases Extensive Survey Data to Faculty

​FAS Dean Michael D. Smith has released five years of undergraduate survey results to every voting member of the Faculty “to further inform” an upcoming debate on a College policy that penalizes members of final clubs and Greek organizations.

Fix Democracy First

Profs Question Lessig’s Call for Electoral College to Select Clinton

Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

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For Cuban Americans at Harvard, Mixed Feelings After Castro’s Death

Among Harvard’s Cuban-American students and faculty, Castro’s death inspired reactions ranging from jubilation to ambivalence.


Anthropology Department Urges Faust to Designate Harvard a Sanctuary Campus

In an email, members of the Anthropology Department called on University president Drew G. Faust and other Harvard administrators to protect undocumented students by designating Harvard a sanctuary campus.


Vote Count on Student Unionization Pushed to Tuesday

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have not yet begun counting the ballots from last week's union election due to the time-consuming process of sifting through challenges.

Defenders of the Undocumented

Over 350 Faculty Members Urge Support for Undocumented Students

More than 350 faculty members are calling on University President Drew G. Faust to protect undocumented students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States

Unionization Polarization
Central Administration

Supporters and Opponents of Unionization Ramp Up Efforts as Vote Approaches

Students for and against graduate student unionization have escalated their organizing activity in preparation of the official vote on Wednesday and Thursday.


Deans Email Students Before Historic Union Vote

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Xiao-Li Meng wrote separate emails about the unionization vote to graduate students on Tuesday.


Following Transition, Gen Ed Course Enrollment Drops

​Courses in the General Education Program have seen enrollment drops in all categories this past semester, according to Stephanie H. Kenen, the administrative director of Gen Ed.

Social Sciences Division

Students Say Trump Adviser Díaz Rosillo Not Partisan in Class

Students say lecturer Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo, who teaches the popular class Government 1359: “The Road to the White House,” has largely hidden his political leanings during his classes.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Ethics Center Director Danielle Allen Named University Professor

​Government professor Danielle S. Allen was appointed a University Professor on Monday, the highest honor a Harvard faculty member can receive.


Students Opposing Unionization Escalate Activity As Vote Nears

A loosely organized effort opposed to student unionization has escalated its activities in the leadup to this week’s vote on whether students from across Harvard’s graduate schools and the College will form a collective bargaining unit.