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Meg P. Bernhard

Meg covers the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Administration for the 143rd guard.

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Central Administration

FAS Creates International Affairs Deanship

​Margot Gill, currently the administrative dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will become the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ first administrative dean for international affairs.

Harry Lewis Q&A

Q & A with Harry R. Lewis

Harry R. Lewis '68, interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, sat down with The Crimson to discuss fundraising, computer science, and SEAS’s move to Allston.

Arthur M. Kleinman
Central Administration

A Seat at the Table

After two Mass. Hall decisions prompt controversy, some Harvard professors are calling for a centralization of faculty governance.

Non-Ladder Faculty

In Flux: Non-Ladder Life at Harvard

For the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ many lecturers, Harvard can be a pit stop riddled with job insecurity and uncertainty for what comes next.

The Founders
Central Administration

The Founders: The Evolution of edX at Harvard and MIT

While the two schools co-founded the online learning platform three years ago, some say its effect has been greater on MIT’s campus.

Acceptance Letters

Groups File Federal Complaint Alleging Discrimination in Harvard Admissions Process

Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint against Harvard calling for an investigation into what they charge is the College’s “unlawful use of race” in its admissions process.

Central Administration

Francis Doyle, Professor at UCSB, Named Next SEAS Dean

Doyle will assume leadership of the school on August 1 as it seeks to raise $450 million in advance of its 2019 move to a new campus in Allston.

Minority Faculty at FAS
Central Administration

Few in Number, Harvard's Minority Faculty Face Additional Burdens

While Harvard has institutionalized a hiring process designed to draw in more a racially and ethnically diverse faculty, some professors say there is more work to do to improve the work environment for those faculty after they enter Harvard’s gates.


Semester’s Final Faculty Meeting Focuses on Gen Ed Criticisms

While Faculty members largely said they agree with the founding principles of the program, they denounced the program for counting departmental courses for Gen Ed credit.

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.


Report Says Gen Ed Program Is 'Failing' on Many Fronts

The report lists about two dozen grievances about the program, voiced by undergraduates, teaching fellows, administrators, and faculty members in the past year.

Faculty Contributions Feature

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.


Claudine Gay Named Next FAS Social Science Divisional Dean

Gay joined the Government department in 2006 and is currently its director of graduate studies. She will take over the deanship from Sociology professor Peter Marsden on July 1.

Central Administration

Overseer Connects Harvard Fundraising Apparatus to West Coast, Sony Emails Suggest

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael M. Lynton '82 is heavily involved in Harvard business both in his capacity as a member of the University’s second-highest governing body and as a donor and active alumnus.

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Natalie Portman Will Speak at College Class Day

The academy-award winning actress, known for her roles in psychological thriller “Black Swan” and the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, will address the Class of 2015 on May 27.

Beauty After Ruin

Beauty After Ruin

Harvard Ed Portal Opening

Year In Review 2015

Fischer Touchdown

Year in Sports 2015

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers