FAS

PBK Recipients
College

24 Juniors Selected to Join Phi Beta Kappa

This week, 24 Harvard juniors were selected to join the country's oldest honor society.

Faculty Meeting
Race

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Barker Center
FAS

Hist & Lit to Offer Ethnic Studies

Undergraduates concentrating in History and Literature will now be able to specialize in an ethnic studies field.

GSAS's Dudley House
FAS

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
FAS

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.

Diversity and Isolation
College

'Party of One': Diversity and Isolation in Harvard's Faculty

These stories provide a window into what it’s like to be an underrepresented minority professor at Harvard, an old and powerful institution that has openly struggled with faculty diversity in the past and present.

Mike Smith at Convocation
FAS

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
FAS

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.

College

Two Years In, Mixed Reviews for Theater, Dance, and Media Concentration

The initial batches of Theater, Dance, and Media concentrators largely laud the program, though some say it can be difficult to balance its multiple components.

New Class Schedule
College

Students Lament Loss of 'Harvard Time'

“I think seven minutes is a good window of time. So I don’t really see a reason to mess with the system,” Allison S. Chang ’19 said.

Cost of Enrollment, 2017-2018
College

Cost of Enrollment Rises 4.1 Percent, Marks Largest Increase in Decade

The cost of attending Harvard College will be $65,609 in the 2017-2018 academic year, representing a 4.10 percent increase from last year.

House Renewal Gift Timeline
FAS

House Renewal Gift Timeline

FAS Endowment Distribution Graphic
FAS

FAS Endowment Distribution Graphic

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.

FAS

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.