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The Economics department has recently lost several faculty members to other schools, highlighting the rise of rival programs and the relatively lower facilities at Harvard.
Some graduate students voiced concerns about a lack of information surrounding the unionization effort on Wednesday at an unusually crowded Graduate Student Council meeting.
Historian Niall Ferguson will become a full-time senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an American public policy think tank, after 12 years at Harvard.
University President Drew G. Faust weighed in on reforming the beleaguered General Education program as the Faculty discusses reforms ahead of a major vote expected at the end of this semester.
Only 66 percent of women on schedule to be considered for promotions to full professors last year remained at Harvard for the final stage of that process, compared with 78 percent of men.
Administrators are examining whether the College should also offer a pre-college bridge program to ease the transition to Harvard academics.
The website, harvardgradunion.org, appears to be part of a greater attempt to recruit new members to the effort.
While the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, its endowment grew to more than $16.1 billion, the highest point since 2008.
After a year that saw a spike in faculty growth for the first time since the financial crisis, the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences stalled again in fiscal year 2015.
Princeton’s decision to join edX comes just three months after the University of Pennsylvania joined with the intention of publishing three courses on the platform.
The launch on Thursday night marked the culmination of several years of effort to incorporate the dramatic arts more fully into the University’s academic offerings.
Undergraduates are critical of the hallway common rooms featured in recent House renovations at the expense of private space.
The complex will house classrooms, labs, lounge spaces, an exhibition space, a cafeteria, and 250 parking spots.
The fundraising drive will now focus on priorities that have received fewer donations, namely house renewal and funding for new teaching techniques.
Faculty and students say the curriculum redesign is necessary to keep pace with broader changes in the field and continue to attract new students.