“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.