Faculty Meeting

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Danielle Allen Rises Through Harvard’s Ranks

Danielle S. Allen’s meteoric rise at Harvard is the latest step in a distinguished career as a political theorist and classicist.

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
On Campus

At Veritas Forum, Academics Talk Spirituality

Biology professor Robert A. Lue, and MIT professor and nuclear scientist Ian Hutchinson spoke about whether scientists can believe in miracles and a higher power.


As FAS Grapples with Budgets, SEAS Continues ‘Measured Growth’

As FAS struggles with budget constraints, SEAS is continuing with “measured growth” and plans to partner with outside firms to generate additional revenue.


Three Harvard Professors Named Guggenheim Fellows

​Three Harvard professors were awarded prestigious Guggenheim research fellowships, an award honoring “exceptional creative ability in the arts,” last week.

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University Finances

In FAS Budget Woes, Echoes of Recession Era

Years of anemic endowment returns have forced FAS to make difficult choices to cope with a financial reality far from the halcyon days of the early 2000s.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Faculty Salaries to Increase by Only 1.5 Percent

Members of Harvard’s faculty and non-unionized staff will see their salaries increase by only 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2018, an atypically low increase outpaced by the current rate of inflation.

Faculty Meeting

Smith Says College Isn’t Asking for Oath in Sanctions Enforcement

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he does not believe the College’s new social group policy requires an oath pledging a student is not a member of a final club or Greek organization.

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Student Groups

Students Added to Committee Examining Social Group Policy

Several of the students named to the committee have previously voiced opinions on the College’s policy.

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Faculty Vote to End Harvard Time, Extend Course Length in 2018

​The seven-minute passing period between courses known as “Harvard Time” will no longer exist beginning in the fall of 2018.

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No Women Elected to Faculty Council

At Tuesday's meeting, professors also pressed Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris on a proposed "Thinking with Data" course requirement.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Meeting

SEAS Dean Frank Doyle and Computer Science professor and former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ‘68 enter University Hall for the faculty meeting Tuesday afternoon, during which faculty voted to end Harvard Time and extend course length.

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Student Life

Faculty Again Clash on Social Group Sanctions

Professors again clashed with administrators over the College’s proposed plan for enforcing penalties on members of single-gender social organizations.

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Harvard Law School

Ruth Okediji to Join Law School Faculty, Berkman Klein Center

​Ruth L. Okediji, an property lawyer and professor, will join the Harvard Law School faculty as a tenured professor and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center in July.

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Faculty to Consider New Data Science Course Requirement

​Future Harvard students may be required to take a required category of course entitled “Thinking with Data” should the Faculty approve a motion that will be first discussed at Tuesday’s Faculty meeting.