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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

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.


Med School Postdocs Criticize Health Benefits Changes

Nearly 70 Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellows, professors, and administrators signed a letter expressing concern that the University’s new health benefits plan may disproportionately burden postdocs.

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Central Administration

Members of Faculty for Divestment Participate in 'Heat Week'

Amid a weeklong protest by environmental activist group Divest Harvard, at least 18 members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment intend to devote portions of their course meetings this week to the topic of climate change and divestment.


Harvard Reaches Gender Parity in Junior Faculty Hires

Harvard’s total number of junior faculty hires has reached gender parity across the University for the first time ever.


Faculty Approve Theater Concentration, Affirmation of Integrity

Faculty of Arts and Sciences members voted unanimously in favor of legislation requiring students at the College to make an affirmation of integrity, and for the establishment of a new Theater, Dance, and Media concentration.


Faculty To Vote on Elimination of Pre-Term Planning

The College will no longer conduct pre-term planning if members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote in favor of proposed changes to the student handbook at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

Kimberly Theidon

Former Professor Suing University Granted Tenure At Tufts

Theidon, who was an associate anthropology professor at Harvard, will teach courses about human security at the Tufts graduate school when she begins teaching in September.

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Central Administration

Harvard Moves To Open Three New Offices Abroad

Harvard has authorized the opening of three new offices abroad in Cape Town, Beijing, and Mumbai, which would join the 16 existing international offices.

Provost Alan Garber
Central Administration

Committee Considers More Options for 2016 Health Benefits

Changes introduced to the 2015 health benefits plan, which were first unveiled last September and rolled out in January, have come under considerable fire from faculty, who criticized the increase in costs for non-union staff.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Faust Will Convene Climate Change Panel in April

University President Drew G. Faust will hold a panel on climate change on April 13, featuring Harvard science and public policy professors and experts outside the University.

Central Administration

Health Benefits Plan Will ‘Likely’ Change in Future, Committee Members Say

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future.

Your Harvard: New York
Central Administration

Faust To Headline ‘Your Harvard’ Talk in Beijing

A week after visiting Selma, Ala., University President Drew G. Faust is set to appear in China on Sunday to “shar[e] her vision for the future” of Harvard with alumni in Beijing.

Kimberly Theidon
Central Administration

Former Professor Files Federal Lawsuit in Response to Tenure Denial

The complaint—which names Harvard and the Harvard Corporation as defendants—reiterates several allegations that Harvard’s decision to deny her tenure violated federal anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.

Pleasant Street Condominiums

Pleasant Street Condominiums

Condominiums on Pleasant Street in Cambridge are Harvard-owned, and occupants must be University faculty or senior level administrators. Individual units are priced below market value.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard