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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.

Electrical Engineering
FAS

SEAS and Design School Plan Joint Master’s Program

A master's degree in engineering design will “hopefully” be launched next year, according to Materials Science professor Joanna Aizenberg, who sits on the committee spearheading the project.

Updates on the Honor Council
College

Updates on the Honor Council

Interim Ad Board Secretary Brett Flehinger said that once it begins hearing cases, the Honor Council hopes to eventually release statistics comparable to those the College’s Administrative Board currently does. Flehinger will serve as secretary of the Honor Council in the new Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct next academic 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.

College

Honor Council Selects Student Membership

Twelve undergraduates will sit on the Honor Council, which will hear cases of alleged academic integrity violations, and 14 will serve as “academic integrity fellows” and will provide advising to students accused of breaching the honor code.

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.

Hopi E. Hoekstra
Scrutiny

Hopi E. Hoekstra

Hopi E. Hoekstra, a professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, sits in her office, next to drawings created by her young son Henry.

Walking to Work
Scrutiny

Walking to Work

Assistant professor of government Ryan D. Enos walks down Kirkland Street to his office in the CGIS Knafel buidling from his home a few blocks away.

Enos in His Office
Scrutiny

Enos in His Office

Ryan D. Enos, Assistant Professor of Government, sits at his desk in the CGIS Knafel building, after walking to work from his home a few blocks away.

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.

Winthrop Site Plan
College

Winthrop East Construction Will Likely Begin Before Summer 2016

Harvard’s more than $1 billion House renewal project, which has been underway since 2012, previously included a planned one-year break in construction during the 2015-2016 academic year.

College

Faculty Hear Proposals on Theater Concentration, Honor Code Affirmation

Under the honor code legislation, students would be required to affirm their awareness of the honor code each time they register for the semester and would be unable to register should they not make that affirmation.

Honor Code Meeting
College

Honor Code Affirmation Legislation Details Frequency

In addition to these requirements, faculty members would be “encouraged to ask students to affirm their awareness of the Honor Code on assignments when appropriate” when the honor code goes into effect in the fall of 2015.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

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