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FAS

John Briscoe, Winner of Water's Nobel, Dies

Originally from South Africa, John Briscoe also spent two decades working for the World Bank, where he served as the country director for Brazil, the organization’s biggest borrower.

College

Controversial Study Photographed 29 Courses in Total

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching researchers photographed students in 29 courses during a controversial attendance study last spring, the researchers said Thursday when pressed to disclose the exact number of courses studied.

FAS

Harvard Will Keep Controversial Health Plans, Faust Says, But Will Subsidize Some Affected Employees

University President Drew G. Faust wrote Thursday night that Harvard will keep the controversial changes in place for 2015 but will also establish a fund to mitigate cost increases for some employees and explore alternative plan designs for the future.

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College

Bol Notifies Students Affected by Controversial Attendance Study

While it did not offer more information on the courses involved, Bol’s email to affected students provided details on how cameras were used in classrooms.

Undergraduate Council

Committee on Study of Religion Endorses Section Cap

The body became the sixth department or committee to extend its support of the Harvard Teaching Campaign, a group of teaching fellows and students calling for smaller sections.

Central Administration

Corporation Silent on Faculty Health Plans Vote

The Harvard Corporation has yet to discuss a unanimous vote made Tuesday by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences requesting that it reverse changes to the health plans Harvard offers to non-union employees, according to Corporation member James T. Rothenberg ’68.

FAS

Benefits Changes Roll Out as Planned, Despite Uproar

A day after FAS Faculty unanimously voted to condemn the changes, controversial health benefits changes rolled out as planned Wednesday.

FAS

HMS Profs Defending Benefits Changes at Meeting Violated FAS Procedures

Two Harvard Medical School professors who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in defense of the University’s new health care policy were present in violation of FAS policies.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
Central Administration

Faculty Unanimously Passes Motion Asking Corp. To Reverse Health Benefits Changes

A tense back and forth between administrators defending the policy changes and FAS professors, who loudly applauded each other after each statement condemning the policy, followed the introduction of the motion.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
FAS

Prof. Files Motion Requesting Health Benefits Changes Reversal

If the motion passes—by a majority vote of the present Faculty members—Faust would not be compelled to make any changes to the benefits plans, but the request would carry the formal support of the full Faculty.

Cherry A. Murray
FAS

Murray To Resign as SEAS Dean at Year's End

Murray has served as dean since July 2009 and is the second dean this year to announce her impending departure, following the announcement earlier this month that David T. Ellwood ’75 will resign as dean of the Kennedy School of Government at the end of the academic year.

Cornel R. West
Scrutiny

Cornel R. West

Former University Professor Cornel R. West '74 spoke at a teach-in the weekend he announced he would leave Harvard for Princeton in 2002.

Protesting Summers
Scrutiny

Protesting Summers

Jyothi L. Ramakrishnan '06, left, and Ohnmar Khin '07, right protested Summers' remarks and his tenure outside of Lowell Lecture Hall.

Summers and the Media
Scrutiny

Summers and the Media

Summers is surrounded by reporters just before entering a Faculty meeting.

SEAS Will Move to Allston Science Complex
FAS

Two-Thirds of SEAS Faculty Will Move to Allston in 2019

Computer science, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering faculty and facilities will move to Allston in 2019, SEAS officials said.

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Falling In Line
Football

Behind the Scenes: Game Day at Harvard Stadium

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads