Mike Smith

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Persuading Professors

Harvard will go to great lengths to recruit and retain faculty members. But sometimes, it doesn’t have everything a professor wants.

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The Women Who Leave

A combination of formal processes and informal forces disadvantage women on the FAS tenure track, pushing some to leave before they come up for tenure review.

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6,700 and Not Counting

As Harvard approaches the opening of a new campus in Allston, some administrators are weighing in on whether Harvard should expand its undergraduate population.

Harvard Business School

Faust Made $1.2 Million in 2014

Harvard Management Company CEO Stephen Blyth made less in 2014 as head of public markets than he did the previous year in that position, while University President Drew G. Faust earned more than she did in 2013.

Outside Research Funding Dips in 2015

Harvard’s Outside Research Funding Continues To Fall

Harvard received just under $800 million in outside research funding in fiscal year 2015, continuing a years-long decline, according to a recent University report.

Before The Meeting

Faculty Praise Proposal To Overhaul Gen Ed Program

​Faculty members overwhelmingly praised a proposal for a renewed General Education program—a drastic overhaul of the program’s current structure—at the semester’s final meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Hear Emerging Details on Renewed Gen Ed Program

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences together heard emerging details of what a renewed program in General Education could look like in the aftermath of the release of a report that deemed the College’s foundational curriculum “failing on a variety of fronts.”

Student Life

Graduate Students Respond to Sexual Assault Survey Findings

Graduate students who reported being sexually harassed at Harvard when surveyed last spring were more likely to identify an offender as a faculty member than their undergraduate counterparts.

First Faculty Meeting of the Year Takes Place in University Hall

Faculty Decry Attrition of Tenure-Track Women

Only 66 percent of women on schedule to be considered for promotions to full professors last year remained at Harvard for the final stage of that process, compared with 78 percent of men.

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Faculty Growth Stalls Again in 2015, Report Says

After a year that saw a spike in faculty growth for the first time since the financial crisis, the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences stalled again in fiscal year 2015.

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Harvard Kicks Off ‘Theater, Dance, and Media’ Concentration

The launch on Thursday night marked the culmination of several years of effort to incorporate the dramatic arts more fully into the University’s academic offerings.

Administrators on the Stage

At Convocation, Khurana Reiterates Vision of Personal ‘Transformation’

From his self-deprecating humor to emphasis on “transformation,” Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana delivered a familiar speech to freshmen.

University Hall

An Autopsy of General Education

Deemed “failing on a variety of fronts,” Harvard College’s core curriculum was doomed to start.


Opportunity in Crisis: Selling the Humanities

As universities nationwide experience a crisis in the humanities, Harvard embarks on its first major fundraising campaign for the arts.

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.