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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.

Performing Latinidad

Around the Yard, Spanish Class Uses Performance Art To Discuss Identity

Students in Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” processed around Harvard Yard on Thursday morning, hanging signs and quotations on trees and reciting poetry and prose.

Winthrop Site Plan

Winthrop East Construction Will Likely Begin Before Summer 2016

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.


Faculty Hear Proposals on Theater Concentration, Honor Code Affirmation

Under the honor code legislation, students would be required to affirm their awareness of the honor code each time they register for the semester and would be unable to register should they not make that affirmation.

Honor Code Meeting

Honor Code Affirmation Legislation Details Frequency

In addition to these requirements, faculty members would be “encouraged to ask students to affirm their awareness of the Honor Code on assignments when appropriate” when the honor code goes into effect in the fall of 2015.


Structure of Theater Concentration Outlined for Faculty

The structure of a concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media to be discussed at the March 3 Faculty meeting has been outlined in a proposal.


Faculty Council Approves New Concentration, Discusses Schedule Changes

The Faculty Council, FAS's highest elected body, approved the proposed concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media on Wednesday.

East Asian Languages and Civilizations Housed at 5 Bryant St.

As Faculty Reaches Largest Size, Departments Face Space Constraints

Occupying old buildings, adapted residential homes, and shared spaces, several departments in the social sciences and arts and humanities divisions must use every available inch of office space in order to accommodate instructors, classrooms, and events.

Divest Protest in Mass Hall
Student Groups

Faculty for Divestment Support Goals of Student Sit-In

Members of Harvard Faculty for Divestment praised the goals of a recent student sit-in of Massachusetts Hall, arguing that the protest returned attention to demands that the University withdraw its investments in fossil fuel companies.

Divest Protest in Mass Hall

Honor Code Affirmation Likely to Be Required for Final Exams, Papers

Students will likely be required to make an affirmation of integrity before taking final exams and writing final papers should members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve the legislation of the College’s first-ever honor code.

Provost Alan Garber

Garber Discusses Transparency Between Faculty and Administration at Meeting

The meeting comes on the heels of faculty criticisms of changes to the health benefits policy for Harvard’s non-union employees and the University’s approach to announcing and devising the changes.

SEAS Will Move to Allston Science Complex

Faculty Discuss Potential Arts Spaces in Allston

Three major affiliates of the Arts and Humanities Division—the American Repertory Theater and the departments of Music and Visual and Environmental Studies—are considering finding spaces in Allston.

UC Meeting - Alison Johnson

Professors Praise New FAS Sexual Harassment Procedures

Professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences say new procedures clarify the boundaries between the school's different constituencies.

Provost Alan Garber

Two College Students Dismissed for Sexual Misconduct

The cases were the last reviewed under the school’s interim sexual harassment policies and procedures, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said at Tuesday's meeting of the Faculty.

UC Meeting - Alison Johnson
Central Administration

Central Office To Hear FAS Faculty Sexual Harassment Cases

FAS's finalized sexual harassment procedures were released Monday afternoon and remain largely unchanged from a draft version presented at December’s Faculty meeting.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'