Social Sciences Division

University President Drew G. Faust

Social Science Chairs Meet with Presidential Search Committee Representatives

Chairs from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed their preferences for a presidential candidate, but agreed not to bring up names of specific candidates for the job.

Patents and Innovation
Social Sciences Division

Economist Heidi Williams Talks Patents and Cancer Research

MIT Economics professor Heidi L. Williams explored the economic incentives behind cancer research in a lecture Wednesday.


Economics Department Looks to Hire Faculty, Increase Department's Diversity

The Economics department has been working with Psychology professor Mahzarin R. Banaji to recruit female faculty and faculty of color.


Gov Department to Lose a Second Female Professor

The Government department will lose its second female professor in a single year—a trend department administrators hope to combat with future hires.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016

Professors Fear Loss of Federal Arts, Humanities Funding

Professors and administrators are bracing for the potential elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

Social Sciences Division

Ethnic Studies Proponents Plan Advocacy Efforts

Students and alumni emphasized the need to recruit new ethnic studies advocates, as many of the movement’s organizers will soon graduate.

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The Most Savage Q-Guide Comments of 2016

If you're looking for another way to procrastinate in the course search for this semester, check out these Q-Guide comments. Some are hilarious, some are desperate, and some are just truly disturbing.


Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.

Social Sciences Division

Students Say Trump Adviser Díaz Rosillo Not Partisan in Class

Students say lecturer Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo, who teaches the popular class Government 1359: “The Road to the White House,” has largely hidden his political leanings during his classes.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Ethics Center Director Danielle Allen Named University Professor

​Government professor Danielle S. Allen was appointed a University Professor on Monday, the highest honor a Harvard faculty member can receive.


Sociology Professor Explores Racial Identities in New Book

Professor Michèle Lamont explores the experiences with racism faced by five distinct ethnic groups spanning three cities on three continents in her latest book.


Faculty Will Discuss Motion Opposing Sanctions

​Tuesday marks the first time that the full Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a motion opposing the College’s controversial policy on unrecognized single-gender social organizations.

Updates on the Honor Council

Sophomores, Sciences Saw Most Honor Council Cases Last Year

The vast majority of 115 academic dishonesty cases the College’s Honor Council heard last academic year occurred in courses offered in the Sciences Division or the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, according to the adjudicating body’s first-ever annual report.

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Students Raise Concerns About Supplement Disparities Across Graduate Schools

The “top-up,” a supplement for Ph.D. students in Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments intended to equalize funding, has been a source of confusion for some students.