Nicholas P. Fandos
Starting in 1946—when he helped relaunch The Crimson as a daily after World War II—through a long career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning legal correspondent and columnist for the New York Times, until his death Monday at the age of 85, J. Anthony Lewis ’48 helped steer modern liberal journalism through his pioneering coverage of the Supreme Court and coached some of The Crimson’s brightest stars.
Thirty-two members of the History Department sent a letter to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith last Thursday, lodging “strong opposition” to Harvard’s decision to secretly search the email accounts of its 16 resident deans and imploring the administration to address what they characterized as a growing gap of trust within the University.
Four days after news broke that Harvard administrators secretly searched the email accounts of 16 resident deans last September, professors called on administrators to address what one called a corroding of a “culture of trust” between the faculty and its leaders.
Senior Resident Dean Sharon L. Howell became the first of Harvard’s resident deans to publicly challenge the way that administrators handled their covert search of resident deans’ email accounts last fall and the fallout since the search came to light on Saturday.
University President Drew G. Faust was kept in the dark about the secret administrative search of resident deans’ email accounts to trace the origin of a media leak, she said in a statement Monday.
Just a day after news broke that Harvard administrators had secretly searched the email accounts of 16 resident deans, professors said the University may have overstepped its bound, calling its own policies into question.
Mather residents will be the first to tell you that the best thing about living in Mather is that you don't have to look at it. Inside the Brutal exterior, Matherites enjoy some of the nicest spaces on the river: singles all three years, a cozy dining hall with a river view, and spacious common spaces, among other top-notch amenities. Once you're in Mather, most say, you won't want to leave. The trouble is getting there in the first place. For all of the House's benefits, location is not one of them.
A month after administrators announced to a packed University Hall that the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences would move to Allston, Tuesday’s Faculty Meeting was comparatively uneventful, with few attendees and fewer announcements.
Juniors across the College have dedicated time this week to hiding unwanted messes and unflattering alcohol containers in advance of their parents’ arrival for Junior Parents Weekend.
Some agencies have already reduced grant totals in advance of unprecedented federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday, forcing labs across the University to proactively trim costs and refocus their research. At the same time, administrators have begun the process of reorienting the way the University solicits funding.
Biology professor of practice Robert A. Lue was named the first Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Thursday, a sign of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ increased emphasis on innovative teaching, both in person and online.
Enumerating the developments and cures made possible by federal sponsorship, medical researchers warned that a roughly five percent cut to all non-military programs would be devastating to Boston’s hospitals and universities—including Harvard.
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