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FAS

FAS Names New Development Head Mid-Campaign

Vice President of Management for the University of Alberta O’Neil A.S. Outar will take over as the new senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a shift in leadership that comes nearly a year after the FAS launched its campaign for the Arts and Sciences.

Central Administration

Univ. Announces New Sexual Assault Policy Including Central Office, ‘Preponderance of the Evidence’ Standard

A new set of University-wide Title IX policies and procedures set to take effect this fall will create a central office to investigate cases of sexual assault and gender-based harassment and institute a “preponderance of the evidence” standard for evaluating those allegations.

Faculty Climate Survey 2013
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Faculty Climate Survey 2013

Although four out of five faculty members from across the University say that they are satisfied as members of the Harvard faculty, women and members of underrepresented minority groups report higher rates of feelings of exclusion than men and non-minorities, according to the results of the 2013 Faculty Climate Survey.

Faculty Climate Survey 2013
FAS Administration

Women, Minority Faculty Members Report Worse Climate Than Men, Non-Minorities

Although four out of five faculty members from across the University say that they are satisfied as members of the Harvard faculty, women and members of underrepresented minority groups report higher rates of feelings of exclusion than men and non-minorities, according to the results of the 2013 Faculty Climate Survey.

Central Administration

Faust’s Total Compensation Rose to Over $1 Million in 2012

HMC President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo earned $4,801,347—a decrease of more than $500,000 from 2011—while Andrew G. Wiltshire, head of alternative assets for HMC, was the company’s top breadwinner with $7,896,277 in compensation.

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House Life

Committee Recommends Changes to Resident Dean Position

The review committee, which was convened last summer, has submitted its recommendations to Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister for approval.

FAS

Committee Formed To Bring FAS Sexual Assault Policy into Line with Revised Univ. Standard

Smith wrote that University President Drew G. Faust has instructed Harvard’s schools to update their respective response and disciplinary procedures regarding cases of sexual assault.

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FAS

Professor Files Charge Alleging University Violated Title IX in Denying Her Tenure

Theidon alleges that the denial was in retaliation for her public expressions of support for sexual assault victims, as well as for complaining that she was not receiving the same pay as her male colleagues.

FAS Administration

Ellison Says Ad Board Has Not Searched Student Emails Since At Least Fall 2002

Secretary of the Administrative Board John “Jay” L. Ellison said that the body has not searched a student email account in a case since he joined it in fall 2002 and likely will not in the future.

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FAS

With $1.3 Billion Pledged, FAS Campaign Over Halfway to Goal

The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences raised a little more than half of its $2.5 billion fundraising goal as of the end of February, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith wrote in an email to the Faculty Monday morning.

FAS

With ‘Insufficient Business,’ March Meeting of the Faculty Cancelled

The March meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, originally scheduled to take place Tuesday, was cancelled last week because of “insufficient business ready for action,” according to a notice from the Faculty Docket Committee, the body responsible for creating the meeting’s agenda.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Will Meet With Smith To Request Increased Funding

After meeting with University President Drew G. Faust last week, UC leaders said Wednesday that they will continue their push for increased funding with other administrators.

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Central Administration

A Year After Scandal, Task Force Recommends University-wide Privacy Policy for Electronic Information

The group was conceived amid a scandal within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last spring, when then-Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and FAS Dean Michael D. Smith broke faculty privacy policy by authorizing secret searches of resident dean email accounts.

Central Administration

Harvard Defies National Administrative Growth Trend

Harvard has defied a trend of administrative bloat experienced among U.S. private research institutions from 2000 to 2012, which have seen on average a 24 percent decrease in the ratio of full time faculty and staff to administrators, a new report shows.

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College

Rakesh Khurana, Cabot House Master, Named Next Dean of College

Khurana will succeed current Interim Dean Donald H. Pfister, who took the helm of the College in July after Evelynn M. Hammonds stepped down.

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