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Kevin J. Wu

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Higher Education

Faculty Enthusiastic About Harvard's Move to Online Education

Faculty response to the announcement has been largely positive, with professors across a wide range of disciplines citing not only increased public access but also on-campus advantages and applications of edX.


Faculty Meeting Draws Large Numbers

The semester’s last meeting drew the largest crowd since last December, when the courses of Harvard Summer School instructor Subramaniam Swamy were removed from the catalogue.


Faculty Tackle Final Concerns in Last Meeting of the Semester

The meeting saw the approval of courses of instruction for 2012-2013 across the University and at the University Extension School. It concluded with an update on the restructuring of the Harvard Library.


Professors Call Q Guide "Worthless" Tool for Assessing Courses

Christopher A. Hopper ’13 rates his classes in the Q guide based on how they “make him feel.” If a ...

College Administration

Associate Dean Kopstain Leaves Harvard for Vanderbilt

Associate Dean for Finance in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Eric Kopstain—who played a key role in steering FAS through the 2008 financial crisis—will leave Harvard to take on the position of associate vice chancellor for finance at Vanderbilt University, according to an email sent to senior administrators and financial officers Wednesday afternoon.


Smith Assembles Committee To Find GSAS Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith has convened an advisory committee to begin the search for a new dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Faculty Explore Engineering Sciences Concentrations

The introduction of two new engineering concentrations faced criticism from humanities professors when proposed at Tuesday’s Faculty Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


Regional Centers Suffer Cuts in FAS Financial Assistance

As several of Harvard’s regional centers continue to cope with a 50 percent reduction in federal support, they must also suffer sustained cuts in financial assistance from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


Federal Funding for Harvard Declines

Following a nearly 50 percent reduction in federal funding, several of Harvard’s regional centers have relied on alternative sources of funding to maintain the quality of the academic and extracurricular opportunities offered to students.


FAS Highlights Pedagogy in Videos

The Faculty of Arts Sciences launched its “Great Teachers” video series Wednesday, a project which highlights pedagogy in video clips that showcase the teaching methods of prominent professors across the University.


Notebook: Faculty Revisits Topics

Tuesday’s meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences began with a major case of deja vu. Two items on the agenda looked especially familiar.


Faculty To Report All Financial Interests

Faculty members will have one month to disclose their significant financial interests to the University, under the proposed implementation plan of university conflict of interest policies presented for the first time yesterday.


FAS Reduces Use of External Consultants

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences reduced the amount it spends on hiring external consulting firms by 30 percent between 2009 and 2011.

Student Life

Undergraduate Costs Will Reach $54,496

The price of a Harvard education continues to rise, with total costs for undergraduates increasing 3.5 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year—to $54,496.


HUIT Unification Continues

Nearly a dozen unification projects are still in the works nine months after Harvard announced the creation of Harvard University Information Technology and are projected for completion by the end of this academic year, according to Anne H. Margulies, University chief information officer.