Mike Smith

FAS Dean Michael Smith

Smith Claims ‘No Insider Knowledge’ of Presidential Search Progress

“I have no insider knowledge of what the search committee is doing,” Smith said. “I’m sure they’re looking at lots and lots of people.”

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith
Undergraduate Council

Smith Urges Students to Carefully Weigh UC Referenda

While students will take to the polls this week to vote to extend Thanksgiving break and retain “Harvard Time,” Smith said it’s not that simple.

Dean Smith

Smith Says Faculty Discussion on Sanctions Isn’t Over

“This is just one phase, one piece of the larger discussion,” he said. “I think we’ll discuss issues around the policy moving forward.”

Dean Smith

Faculty Could Have Final Say on Social Group Policy

Smith's comments come as University President Drew G. Faust prepares to choose one of three options for the future of undergraduate social life.

Dean Smith
Mike Smith

Dean Smith

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith speaks to the Class of 2021 at Convocation earlier this semester.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Once Again, Faculty To Debate Social Life Sanctions

One year after Faculty discussion formally began on Harvard’s historic penalties on final clubs and Greek organizations, two critical developments may change the nature of the debate at Tuesday’s meeting of the full Faculty.

Lowell House Construction
Mike Smith

Financial Woes Slow House Renewal

FAS receives about half of its income from the University’s endowment, so it’s been hit particularly hard by several years of lackluster returns.

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.