FAS Administration

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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.

Fly Club

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.


FAS Reserves Dwindling, Dean Says

Cash reserves for Harvard’s flagship Faculty have dwindled to “effectively zero,” Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith said at a meeting of the body Tuesday.


FAS Surpasses $2.5 Billion Campaign Fundraising Goal

​The Faculty of Arts and Sciences passed its $2.5 billion capital campaign goal in June, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Leaders Present to Faculty Council on Final Club, Greek Org. Sanctions

​Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17 fielded questions about campus discussions regarding final clubs and Greek organizations.

Kimberly Theidon

Harvard, Former Professor Spar in Ongoing Tenure Lawsuit

Harvard has gone to great lengths to maintain the secrecy of its tenure process in an ongoing federal civil suit filed by a former professor in March 2015.

Steph Burt: Out in Academia
Student Life

Faculty Offer Guidance on Being 'Out' in Academia

The panel comes in response to GSAS students’ calls for discussions about managing academic life while identifying as queer.


Four Graduate Schools Join my.harvard Student Portal

Four graduate schools joined the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Divinity School on my.harvard, the University’s online student information system, this fall.

Inelastic Demand

Students Criticize New Ec 10 Textbooks; Mankiw Defends

Students in the College’s introductory economics class are criticizing the new textbook. But the course’s professor and the textbook’s author said the new system is worth the pricetag.

Central Administration

Undergrads Uncertain About Unionization

Harvard’s undergraduate teaching assistants have hardly considered unionizing, let alone considered the implications of the NLRB ruling.

University Hall

Faculty Council Discusses Final Club, Greek Org. Sanctions

Members of the Faculty Council discussed single-gender social organizations at their first two meetings of the semester in preparation for a likely Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote on whether to support a new College policy penalizing the groups.​

Farkas Hall

Theater, Dance, and Media Bolsters Program with More Courses

Theater, Dance & Media continues to grow in its second year as a concentration, offering the first dance technique course for credit, a collaboration with an internationally renowned director, and a new Asian American performance class.