FAS Administration

Dunster Digs
College

Harvard has Raised $230 Million for House Renewal as of March

The figure puts Harvard a little more than halfway towards its $450 million fundraising goal for the project, one of the key priorities of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ ongoing $2.5 billion capital campaign.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
College

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016

Persuading Professors graphic
FAS

Persuading Professors

Harvard will go to great lengths to recruit and retain faculty members. But sometimes, it doesn’t have everything a professor wants.

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FAS

The Women Who Leave

A combination of formal processes and informal forces disadvantage women on the FAS tenure track, pushing some to leave before they come up for tenure review.

House Life

FAS Shifts Strategy for Pitching House Renewal

As Harvard cruises past its $6.5 billion capital campaign goal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators have rethought how they pitch House renewal, one of the campaign's top priorities, to donors and alumni.

College

Harvard Could Increase Size of Student Body, FAS Dean Says

​Harvard could expand its undergraduate enrollment and construct new Houses in Allston in the future, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said in an interview Thursday.

Graduate Student Council Meeting
Central Administration

GSC Plans to Keep Council Open to Unionization Debate

Having concluded a year of lengthy discussion about graduate student unionization, leaders of the Graduate Student Council say they hope to keep dialogue open among graduate students as they look to the next academic year.

Spring Faculty Meeting
FAS Administration

Spring Faculty Meeting

David I. Laibson ’88, chair of the Economics Department, and Jeffrey A. Myron, the department’s director of undergraduate studies, head into University Hall on Tuesday afternoon for a Faculty meeting.

FAS

A Decade after FAS Moved to Tenure Track, Math Continues on Separate Path

​Eleven years after the formal introduction of a tenure track in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Mathematics department remains an outlier, with no assistant or associate professors to speak of and no promotions from within since the 1990s.

Dunster Digs
FAS

Administrators Use Renovated Dunster to Pitch House Renewal

As administrators polish their remaining Harvard-wide fundraising priorities in a record-breaking $6.5 billion capital campaign, they have turned to Dunster House as a platform and venue for pitching the House renewal project, a priority that still needs fulfilling.

Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief
FAS

Grad Student Council Condemns Amicus Brief Against Unionization

Clashing over issues ranging from the meaning of true democracy to the role of the Graduate Student Council, graduate students voted to pass a hotly contested resolution to condemn Harvard’s filing of a joint amicus brief against graduate student unionization at this month’s GSC meeting.

One Proposed Class Schedule for Cambridge and Allston Campuses
FAS

One Proposed Class Schedule for Cambridge and Allston Campuses

Faculty Meeting at University Hall
Visual Arts

'Harvard Time' Could End By Fall 2018

Two pending proposals suggest to eliminate the unofficial seven-minute grace period between classes starting as early as fall 2018, in anticipation of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’s move to its new Allston campus in 2020.

Visual Arts

Allston Move Could Mean the End of 'Harvard Time'

At Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris will give a presentation summarizing the work of a task force charged with suggesting course scheduling changes in anticipation of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’s move to Allston in 2020.

FAS

German Department Prematurely Publicizes Potential Joint Concentration

​Though the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has yet to approve a proposed special joint concentration with Germanic Languages and Literatures, the German department has been aggressively publicizing the initiative, often “jumping the gun” and referring to the proposal as a done deal, according to German Department Chair John T. Hamilton.