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.
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.
Though the environment for women faculty at Harvard has improved over the past 20 years, many say that there is still room for improvement.
If approved, the new system would replace a proportional representation system created in the fall of 1969, according to a proposal distributed to the Faculty in advance of their meeting Tuesday.
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.
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.
Supporters of the Harvard Teaching Campaign proceed through the Yard before submitting a petition to cap section sizes at 12 students to Massachusetts Hall.
At the time of delivery, the petition had garnered 2,273 signatures, with 1,103 undergraduates, 685 graduate students, 113 faculty members, and 81 alumni as signatories.
Twenty members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment have agreed to speak about divestment to their students amid demonstrations by activist group Divest Harvard.
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.
Harvard’s total number of junior faculty hires has reached gender parity across the University for the first time ever.
The total cost of attendance will increase by 3.5 percent to $60,659 next year, continuing to surpass the national inflation rate.
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.
Students in Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” processed around Harvard Yard on Thursday morning, hanging signs and quotations on trees and reciting poetry and prose.
Harvard’s more than $1 billion House renewal project, which has been underway since 2012, previously included a planned one-year break in construction during the 2015-2016 academic year.