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Faculty Council Declines to Vote on Sanctions Motion

The Faculty Council has declined to vote on a motion opposing the College’s historic sanctions against members of final clubs, fraternities, and sororities, citing uncertainty about whether a vote for the motion would impact the policy.

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In Anticipation of Sanctions Vote, Smith Releases Extensive Survey Data to Faculty

​FAS Dean Michael D. Smith has released five years of undergraduate survey results to every voting member of the Faculty “to further inform” an upcoming debate on a College policy that penalizes members of final clubs and Greek organizations.


Vote Count on Student Unionization Pushed to Tuesday

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have not yet begun counting the ballots from last week's union election due to the time-consuming process of sifting through challenges.

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Supporters and Opponents of Unionization Ramp Up Efforts as Vote Approaches

Students for and against graduate student unionization have escalated their organizing activity in preparation of the official vote on Wednesday and Thursday.


Deans Email Students Before Historic Union Vote

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Xiao-Li Meng wrote separate emails about the unionization vote to graduate students on Tuesday.


Dues Become Topic of Discussion Ahead of Student Union Vote

A student union—which, if approved, would include all eligible voters regardless of their preference—would collect fees from its members to pay for union services.

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Professors Postpone Exams After Trump’s Win

While undergraduates and faculty members alike came to terms with Donald Trump’s unexpected win Wednesday, several professors said they postponed assignments or altered lesson plans to ease students' schedules.


Meeting the Demand: Harvard’s Economics Department Works Past Challenges

The Economics Department had " a particularly dark year" in 2015, the department chair said. Now, things are changing.


Faculty Will Discuss Motion Opposing Sanctions

​Tuesday marks the first time that the full Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a motion opposing the College’s controversial policy on unrecognized single-gender social organizations.


Former FAS Dean Reflects on Harvard’s Past and Present

Former Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Henry Rosovsky mused recently on current issues on campus, as well as his time at Harvard.

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Students Raise Concerns About Supplement Disparities Across Graduate Schools

The “top-up,” a supplement for Ph.D. students in Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments intended to equalize funding, has been a source of confusion for some students.


Harvard Economics Professor Oliver Hart Wins Joint Nobel Prize

Economics professor Oliver Hart became the most recent in a long line of Harvard faculty members to earn the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, receiving the award in conjunction with MIT professor Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory."


Harvard Calls on Employees to Volunteer During Strike

Administrators are ratcheting up efforts to minimize campus disruption and calling for volunteers from the exempt employees within several of its schools to help out HUDS.

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Final Clubs, Greek Orgs. Remain Waiting on Faculty Motion

​Following the delay on discussion of a Faculty motion that could spell trouble for a new College policy, Harvard’s single-gender final clubs have settled into a familiar activity: playing the waiting game.


FAS Holds Meetings for Faculty to Discuss Graduate Student Unionization

​Responding to suggestions from the Faculty Council, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is hosting town hall sessions for professors, administrators, and the University’s labor representatives to discuss graduate student unionization.