FAS Administration

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016
FAS

Professors Fear Loss of Federal Arts, Humanities Funding

Professors and administrators are bracing for the potential elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mike Smith at Convocation
FAS

Admissions Cuts Concern Some Graduate Students

News that FAS will admit 4.4 percent fewer graduate students next year has precipitated concern and disappointment among some current graduate students.

The Protest Lecturer
Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.

Mike Smith at Convocation
FAS

FAS Will Cut Grad Student Admissions by 4.4 Percent

The "drying up of some funds" has prompted Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to reduce the number of admissions slots for graduate students this year.

WGS Department
FAS Administration

WGS Hires First Full-Time Professor

Durba Mitra, a scholar of sexuality in South Asian history, will join WGS as its first full-time faculty member in fall 2017.

Barker Center
Humanities Division

English Department Proposes Diversity Requirement

The English Department proposes new requirements for curricular diversity.

College

Smith to Address Student Textbook Prices, UC Says

At a meeting with Undergraduate Council leaders Friday, University President Drew G. Faust said she will ask Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith to discuss the rising costs of textbooks.

University Hall
Student Life

Faculty Meeting Agenda Set Without Lewis Motion

The agenda for Tuesday’s Faculty meeting, released Friday, includes a notable absence: a motion proposed by former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68.

HGC Meeting
FAS

Harvard Grad Council Discusses Immigration Order, Governance

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council criticized President Donald Trump's immigration order at the body's first meeting of the semester Monday.

Michael D. Smith
Student Life

FAS Dean Calls Faculty Criticism About Lack of Involvement in Sanctions ‘Categorically False’

​FAS Dean Michael D. Smith called Faculty criticism about their lack of involvement in crafting a historic social life policy “categorically false,” expressing his most in-depth comments on the contentious sanctions to date.

Unionization Vote
Student Life

Challenge Ballots Delay Student Unionization Vote

Harvard officials and graduate student organizers will meet again on Dec. 19 at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office to continue sifting through challenge ballots from November’s vote.

FAS

Sanctions Didn’t Receive Proper Faculty Consultation, Professors Charge

During a contentious Faculty meeting Tuesday that adjourned without an expected vote on a motion against Harvard’s unprecedented social life policy, professors offered impassioned remarks about the lack of input members of the Faculty had in shaping the sanctions.

University Hall
College

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.

The FAS Dean
College

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.

FAS

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.