FAS

Deadly Double Helix
Books

Deadly Double Helix

The Cambridge Forum hosted Danielle Allen, Harvard University Professor and author of “Cuz”, a memoir that looks at the “deadly double helix” of narcotics and street gangs.

First Day of CS50
College

As Gen Ed Transitions, Unexpected Courses Fulfill Requirements

This change in the categorization of some classes is the byproduct of a transition to a new General Education system set to take full effect in the fall of 2018.

New Dean of Arts and Humanities at Barker Center
FAS

Arts and Humanities Dean Forms Undergraduate Committee

The committee will work to more directly engage undergraduates, Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey said last week.

Course Enrollment Fall 2017
College

Ec10, CS50 Once Again Top Course Enrollment

Keeping in line with last fall’s enrollment numbers, Economics 10 edged out Computer Science 50 as the College's most sought-after class.

Barker Center
FAS

History and Literature Increases Ethnic Studies Offerings

​This semester, students concentrating in History and Literature can take a course on fashion and slavery—and receive credit toward the concentration’s newly-created Ethnic Studies track.

University Hall
FAS

News Analysis: As Faculty Return to Campus, Future of Lewis Motion Uncertain

According to Faculty Council member and professor David L. Howell, it is likely that Lewis’s motion will not go to a vote until the December Faculty meeting.

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
FAS

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.