Mike Smith

University Hall

Sanctions Review Committee To Release Recommendations in 'Coming Weeks’

The committee will also create and share an online forum for Harvard faculty members to post feedback on the committee’s recommendations after they are disseminated.

The Murr Center
Department of Athletics

External Review of Athletics Department Will Not be Made Public

The results of an external review of the culture of Harvard’s Athletics Department will not be made public.


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

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.

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.

Mike Smith at Convocation

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.

Faculty Meeting

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.

University Hall

No Women Elected to Faculty Council

At Tuesday's meeting, professors also pressed Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris on a proposed "Thinking with Data" course requirement.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty Again Clash on Social Group Sanctions

Professors again clashed with administrators over the College’s proposed plan for enforcing penalties on members of single-gender social organizations.

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.

University Hall
Final Clubs

Faculty Social Group Policy Committee to Add Members

The composition of a faculty committee tasked with examining a controversial College policy on social groups is still in flux, according to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Admissions Cuts Concern Some Graduate Students

News that FAS will admit 4.4 percent fewer graduate students next year has precipitated concern and disappointment among some current graduate students.

The Protest Lecturer
Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.


Smith to Address Student Textbook Prices, UC Says

At a meeting with Undergraduate Council leaders Friday, University President Drew G. Faust said she will ask Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith to discuss the rising costs of textbooks.

University Hall
Student Life

Faculty Meeting Agenda Set Without Lewis Motion

The agenda for Tuesday’s Faculty meeting, released Friday, includes a notable absence: a motion proposed by former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68.