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Faculty Review Honors, Expos 30

In the first Faculty meeting of the new semester, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris introduced a proposal for a new advanced course, Expository Writing 30.

College Administration

Faculty Notebook: Professors Debate Honors Criteria

“I have been teaching at Harvard for 37 years now, and the two students I’ve taught who have had the biggest impact on the world didn’t even earn their degrees, much less with honors,” Computer Science Professor Harry R. Lewis ’68 wrote in an e-mail to the Crimson after the meeting.


FAS Concentration Satisfaction Ratings Increase

Almost every academic department within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences saw its concentration satisfaction scores increase from 2002 to 2010.

Central Administration

Faust Names New Library Board

University President Drew G. Faust named eleven professors and administrators last Friday to serve as members of the first Harvard Library Board—an overseeing body that will name an executive director of the newly designed, centralized library structure as its first order of business.

LGBT Books Vandalized

LGBT Books Vandalized With Urine in Lamont Library

Approximately 40 books dealing with LGBT issues were vandalized with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library on November 24.


Grad Student Robbed on Brattle Street Tuesday Night

A Harvard graduate student was the victim of an unarmed robbery at the intersection of Brattle Street and Church Street Tuesday night, according to local police reports.

FAS Administration

FAS Discusses Dept. Renaming, Teaching Mission

Faculty members expressed favor for a proposal to rename the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies the Department of South Asian Studies as of July 1. The proposal, conceived this April, also involves incorporating faculty members from other departments in pursuit of a more interdisciplinary approach to the study of the subcontinent.

FAS Administration

Faculty Write a Paper of its Own, Dept. Moves on top of Coffee Shop

As students spend reading period writing papers, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences got together to write a paper of their own, and it was not easy.


FAS Introduces Retirement Package

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has introduced a new retirement program for faculty members that will make permanent a revised version of last year’s one-time retirement offer that allows professors to gradually lessen their teaching duties, according to an e-mail FAS Dean Michael D. Smith sent to faculty members yesterday.


Library Administration To Be Redefined

Harvard’s Library Implementation Work Group announced yesterday a major change to the administrative organization of the Harvard University Library, following through on recommendations presented by a task force last fall.






Harvard Continues Extra Yard Officers

Additional police officers hired in response to a robbery outside Thayer Hall last Thursday will continue to patrol the Yard this weekend, according to a Harvard University Police Department spokesman.

Cambridge Schools

City Council Celebrates Public High School Renovation

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School celebrated the progress made on its renovation during a special session in the Cambridge City Council yesterday.


Cambridge Man Arrested after Attempting to Rob Students, Shooting at Officer

A Cambridge man was arrested early Saturday morning after shooting a gun at a Cambridge Police Officer and attempting to rob three Harvard freshmen at gunpoint on Brattle Street, according to reports from the Cambridge Police Department and Harvard University Department.