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Central Administration

Francis Doyle, Professor at UCSB, Named Next SEAS Dean

Doyle will assume leadership of the school on August 1 as it seeks to raise $450 million in advance of its 2019 move to a new campus in Allston.

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Junior Faculty Win Abramson Award for Teaching

Associate professors Ruth Bielfeldt and Sarah S. Richardson were awarded the annual Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

College

With Gen Ed Under Fire, Faculty Critique Undergraduate Academics More Broadly

An interim report that detailed the failings of the College’s program in General Education has prompted faculty members to critique how their peers teach and assess undergraduate students more broadly.

For Sale
On Campus

For Sale

Shaiba Rather '17 inspects some of the items for sale in Currier House on Saturday. As the academic year ends, many departing seniors seek to sell much of their used goods, ranging from furniture to clothing.

Minority Faculty at FAS
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Minority Faculty at FAS

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is making efforts to recruit more minority faculty members.

Women in FAS
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Women in FAS

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is trying to improve its gender balance.

Minority Faculty at FAS
Central Administration

Few in Number, Harvard's Minority Faculty Face Additional Burdens

While Harvard has institutionalized a hiring process designed to draw in more a racially and ethnically diverse faculty, some professors say there is more work to do to improve the work environment for those faculty after they enter Harvard’s gates.

College

Committee Finds Attendance Study Did Not Violate Harvard Policy

The Committee on the Oversight of Electronic Communications found that a controversial attendance study conducted last spring did not violate the University’s Policy on Access to Electronic Information.

FAS

Semester’s Final Faculty Meeting Focuses on Gen Ed Criticisms

While Faculty members largely said they agree with the founding principles of the program, they denounced the program for counting departmental courses for Gen Ed credit.

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Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.

College

Proposal Would Change Faculty Council Election Procedures

If approved, the new system would replace a proportional representation system created in the fall of 1969, according to a proposal distributed to the Faculty in advance of their meeting Tuesday.

College

Report Says Gen Ed Program Is 'Failing' on Many Fronts

The report lists about two dozen grievances about the program, voiced by undergraduates, teaching fellows, administrators, and faculty members in the past year.

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College

Harvard Will Renovate Lowell House in 2017-2018

Pending funding approval, planners will begin full construction on Lowell House in the summer of 2017, and administrators hope to finish the project the next summer, in 2018.

FAS

Claudine Gay Named Next FAS Social Science Divisional Dean

Gay joined the Government department in 2006 and is currently its director of graduate studies. She will take over the deanship from Sociology professor Peter Marsden on July 1.

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Stanford Professor Combines Machine Learning and Econometrics

As part of the Economics Department’s Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Lecture Series, Stanford economics professor Susan Athey lectured on new methods of including machine learning in econometrics late Tuesday afternoon.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Massachusetts Hall
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Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize