Nicholas P. Fandos

Capital Campaign

Letter from the Editors: Is Harvard Worth It?

Six and a half billion dollars. Is Harvard worth it?

Crime

Harvard Sophomore Charged in Bomb Threat

Harvard College sophomore and Quincy House resident Eldo Kim, 20, has been charged in connection with Monday’s unfounded bomb threat against four buildings on Harvard’s campus and will appear in U.S. District Court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning.

College

Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-, Most Common Grade Is A

The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.

Religion

Faculty Hear From SEAS Deans, Faculty Council, and Professors of Religion at Monthly Meeting

Two deans from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences laid out priorities and concerns on behalf of colleagues involved in the planning process for the school’s eventual move to Allston at the monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tuesday afternoon.

A Breakdown of the Harvard Campaign
FAS

FAS Will Seek $2.5 Billion in Its Portion of the Capital Campaign

The goal, which comprises a little more than a third of the record-breaking $6.5 billion the University hopes to raise in the coming years, will likely make The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences the largest subset of the overall fundraising effort.

FAS

Donors Descend on Cambridge for FAS Campaign Launch

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith is expected to unveil the total fundraising goal as well as a more holistic vision for the campaign in an address Saturday morning in Sanders Theatre.

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Harvard Medical School

At Longwood Forum, Email Privacy Policy Task Force Details Challenges Ahead

The nearly hour-long event, held in a Harvard Medical School lecture hall, represents one step in a broader effort by the task force to engage with numerous constituencies on both of Harvard’s campuses before it begins drafting its recommendations.

Science Center Renovation
FAS

Cabot Library and Science Center Atrium To Be Renovated

Though an unnamed donor has been secured for the project, the size of the gift and a timetable for the project have not been determined.

The FAS Dean
Scrutiny

Engineering Mike Smith

The FAS Dean’s proponents describe him as a consensus-building visionary, and his detractors see him as a functionary in an increasingly corporate administration. But seven years into his tenure, many members of the community he leads still don’t have a clear grasp on what drives Mike Smith.

FAS

Facing Tight Budgets, FAS Looks to Harvard Campaign for Financial Support

As the Faculty of Arts and Sciences continues to chart tight budgets in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith and his lieutenants are looking to the Harvard Campaign for financial relief, according to the Dean’s Annual Report for academic year 2012-2013.

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Libraries

Video Production Studio Supporting Digital Pedagogy To Open in Widener

The new space, which will open next month on the concourse level of Widener Library, will aim to provide faculty with an opportunity to create digital material for Harvard courses online and on campus.

College Administration

Evelynn Hammonds Honored in University Hall Tribute

Alternating between laughter and tears, Evelynn M. Hammonds stood at the front of a crowded faculty room in University Hall Thursday afternoon as former administrative colleagues and fellow faculty members paid tribute to her five-year tenure as Dean of the Harvard College.

Research

$15 Million Gift To Launch Center for African and African-American Research

The gift from donor Glenn H. Hutchins ’77 will financially unite seven existing initiatives and fund a handful of new programs in the field.

Government

Matthew Platt, Instructor at Center of Cheating Scandal, Now Off the Tenure Track

It is unclear whether the decision to remove Platt from the tenure track is connected to his involvement in the Government 1310 case.

College Administration

21 Professors Will Advise Smith in College Dean Search

The new committee is tasked with combing through a list of recommended candidates solicited from faculty members, narrowing the roster of candidates, and, ultimately, consulting with the FAS Dean on finalists for the position.

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Transatlanticism

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I Am Not at a Cafe

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Away in Argentina

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Land of Fog