FAS Administration

GSAS's Dudley House

After Outcry, Grad Students to Receive Summer Stipend Lump Sum Option

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will allow students to receive their stipend in one lump sum on June 1, as it has in past years.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Modest Pay Bump Exacerbates Financial Worries Among Profs

“We would like to hire more faculty, we would like to have smaller sections, we would like better compensation,” Hochschild said.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Faculty Salaries to Increase by Only 1.5 Percent

Members of Harvard’s faculty and non-unionized staff will see their salaries increase by only 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2018, an atypically low increase outpaced by the current rate of inflation.

Faculty Meeting

Smith Says College Isn’t Asking for Oath in Sanctions Enforcement

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he does not believe the College’s new social group policy requires an oath pledging a student is not a member of a final club or Greek organization.

Dunster Construction
House Life

‘It’s Gifts and It’s Debt'

Between an underperforming endowment, dwindling reserves, cumbersome architectural regulations, and lukewarm support from donors, House renewal is an uphill battle.


Harvard Launches Data Science Initiative

Harvard has launched the Data Science Initiative, a University-wide program that aims to bring together data scientists in different fields.

Sachee and Khansarinia
Undergraduate Council

UC Leaders Have ‘Concerns’ About Social Group Policy Recommendations

Members of the Undergraduate Council met with Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana on Tuesday night to discuss the recommended expansion of the College's penalties on members of single-gender social groups.

Proposed Class Schedule of Allston and Cambridge Classes
FAS Administration

Proposal Would Restructure FAS Course Day, End Harvard Time

​Harvard students could find their daily course schedules reshuffled—with classes lasting 75 minutes followed by 15 minutes of passing time—as early as fall 2018.


Gov Department to Lose a Second Female Professor

The Government department will lose its second female professor in a single year—a trend department administrators hope to combat with future hires.


FM Imagines: Emails From Leslie Kirwan

Everyone's favorite inbox update.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016

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

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 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.