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FAS

Graduate Students Await Columbia Unionization Ruling

A ruling in favor of unionization rights for graduate students at Columbia might prompt interest in a similar movement at Harvard.

Provost Alan Garber
Central Administration

Committee Considers More Options for 2016 Health Benefits

Changes introduced to the 2015 health benefits plan, which were first unveiled last September and rolled out in January, have come under considerable fire from faculty, who criticized the increase in costs for non-union staff.

School of Public Health

School of Public Health Will Launch Blended Master’s Degree

The Harvard School of Public Health will launch a new master’s degree program that will be offered largely online, with a small residential component.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Faust Will Convene Climate Change Panel in April

University President Drew G. Faust will hold a panel on climate change on April 13, featuring Harvard science and public policy professors and experts outside the University.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Law School professors Charles Fried and Robert H. Mnookin sharply criticized the centralization of Harvard's administration in an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

FAS

EdX Partnership with Microsoft, Smithsonian Could Provide Professional Preparation

In collaboration with Microsoft and the Smithsonian Institution, edX will launch seven courses on programming and cloud technologies and three American history courses.

Alyssa A. Goodman
Research

Astronomy Professor Goodman Named Scientist of the Year

Astronomy professor Alyssa A. Goodman is the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2015 Scientist of the Year.

Central Administration

Health Benefits Plan Will ‘Likely’ Change in Future, Committee Members Say

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future.

Crime

Dershowitz Denies Allegations In Newest Filing

The latest filing comes a few months after accusations that Dershowitz had sexual relations with then-underage "Jane Doe No. 3."

Kimberly Theidon
Central Administration

Former Professor Files Federal Lawsuit in Response to Tenure Denial

The complaint—which names Harvard and the Harvard Corporation as defendants—reiterates several allegations that Harvard’s decision to deny her tenure violated federal anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.

flyby housing day feature photo
College

As Students Sit Midterms on Housing Day, UC Aims for Change

Undergraduate Council leaders hope to reschedule Housing Day to the Friday before spring break to avoid conflicting with midterms next year.

Snow Repair
FAS

After Snow, Harvard Begins To Tally Damage

Following a series of heavy winter storms, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has spent about $700,000 in snow and ice removal from rooftops, building entryways, and walkways to date.

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

While Harvard administrators make extensive efforts to ease the many burdens placed on junior faculty—such as granting financial aid for child care or extensions on the tenure clock—some say the University does not go far enough.

Research

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor named Sloan Fellow

Professor Ni researches ultracold atoms, which she said will help scientists better understand other physical systems.

College

Learning with Experienced Speakers, Non-Native Language Students Face Challenges

While several languages at Harvard offer separate tracks for more experienced speakers, others do not divide students into different tracks, leaving some students struggling to catch up to their more experienced peers.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'