Smith's comments come as University President Drew G. Faust prepares to choose one of three options for the future of undergraduate social life.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Emma Dench said there was nothing “unusual” about Harvard’s decision to not admit Michelle Jones.
At the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ monthly meeting Tuesday, professors did not mince words describing Harvard’s unrecognized social organizations.
One year after Faculty discussion formally began on Harvard’s historic penalties on final clubs and Greek organizations, two critical developments may change the nature of the debate at Tuesday’s meeting of the full Faculty.
This change in the categorization of some classes is the byproduct of a transition to a new General Education system set to take full effect in the fall of 2018.
The committee will work to more directly engage undergraduates, Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey said last week.
Adams construction is expected to overlap slightly with the two years of construction on Lowell House, which is set to begin in June and end in August 2019, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he was reluctant “to get involved too deeply” in the Computer Science department, where he still teaches.
The student handbook currently states that the “possession, use, or distribution” of marijuana is a violation of Harvard policy. Proposed handbook changes would keep this prohibition, but add a clarifying statement about the change in state law.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will allow students to receive their stipend in one lump sum on June 1, as it has in past years.
“We would like to hire more faculty, we would like to have smaller sections, we would like better compensation,” Hochschild said.
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.