The new number comes after an unusually low increase of 1.5 percent last year, which then-GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng attributed to poor returns on Harvard’s endowment.
The same day the graduate students sent the letter, administrators announced the department was undertaking several initiatives in response to the allegations.
Administrators also outlined a series of steps the department is taking to address academic and cultural concerns surrounding the allegations.
The FAS has placed Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez on “administrative leave” following reports that at least 10 women are accusing him of sexual harassment over the past 30 years.
The Faculty Council heard a proposal from the Business School concerning a new Ph.D. program and voted to dissolve the Council on Asian Studies at their biweekly meeting.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote to either accept or reject the appearance of the College’s policy on single-gender social organizations in the Harvard student handbook.
Harvard’s Faculty Council voted in favor of a new engineering concentration and discussed proposals concerning the Neurobiology department and the Asia Center.
Ultimately, a proposal on advanced standing drew more argument at Tuesday’s meeting than the fate of the College’s unprecedented penalties against single-gender groups.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will likely vote on a final motion associated with the College’s controversial social group policy at their monthly meeting Tuesday.