FAS

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith
FAS

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith at the HAA meeting Commencement 2017.

Katherine Y. Chen '17
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Katherine Y. Chen '17

Katherine Y. Chen '17 stands during the Morning Exercises. Chen, a resident of Quincy House, received both an A.B. in Computer Science and an A.M. in Statistics on Thursday.

Women's Rugby
FAS

'Unequal Treatment'

Members of the women's rugby team have penned letters to University President Drew G. Faust and sparked investigations into what they call an "intrinsic culture of sexism" in the Athletics Department.

Adams
FAS

Adams House Expected to Begin Renovations in June 2019

Adams construction is expected to overlap slightly with the two years of construction on Lowell House, which is set to begin in June and end in August 2019, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.

The FAS Dean
FAS

With CS50 Cheating Cases, FAS Dean Taking Hands-Off Approach

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he was reluctant “to get involved too deeply” in the Computer Science department, where he still teaches.

Binary Lights
College

Under CS50 Policy, Accused Students Likely Left in Dark

Because of the way CS50 reviews cases of academic dishonesty, students likely did not learn of cheating allegations against them until months after they potentially violated course policy.

Faculty Meeting
College Administration

Faculty to Tackle Marijuana Policy, Vaping

The student handbook currently states that the “possession, use, or distribution” of marijuana is a violation of Harvard policy. Proposed handbook changes would keep this prohibition, but add a clarifying statement about the change in state law.

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.