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Melissa C. Rodman

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FAS Dean Calls Upcoming Unionization Election ‘Fork in the Road’

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith urged professors to encourage their eligible students to participate in the upcoming unionization vote, though he declined to share his opinion on unionization.

University Hall

Faculty Debate Social Club Motion at Monthly Meeting

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences sparred over a motion opposing the College’s historic sanctions of unrecognized single-gender social organizations Tuesday afternoon, filling all of the seats in the meeting hall and crowding by the doors.


Faculty Will Discuss Motion Opposing Sanctions

​Tuesday marks the first time that the full Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a motion opposing the College’s controversial policy on unrecognized single-gender social organizations.


Former FAS Dean Reflects on Harvard’s Past and Present

Former Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Henry Rosovsky mused recently on current issues on campus, as well as his time at Harvard.


FAS May Allow Donors to Endow Faculty Deanships

Selling the name rights to Faculty Dean positions in the House of a donor's choice could be a much-needed revenue source for House renewal, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said.

Mike Smith at Convocation

FAS Pitches Fundraising for Social Life

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has made undergraduate life one of its priorities in its capital campaign fundraising, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.


FAS Reserves Dwindling, Dean Says

Cash reserves for Harvard’s flagship Faculty have dwindled to “effectively zero,” Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith said at a meeting of the body Tuesday.


FAS Surpasses $2.5 Billion Campaign Fundraising Goal

​The Faculty of Arts and Sciences passed its $2.5 billion capital campaign goal in June, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

Committee Co-Chairs to Host Town Hall on Social Clubs

​A committee charged with overseeing the implementation of a new College social life policy will hold a public town hall next week to discuss its work moving forward.

On Campus

Parker Quartet Unlocks Multiple Moods

The Parker Quartet delivered compelling performances of Schubert and Britten string quartets.

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Groups

Faculty Will Not Discuss Final Club Motion at Tuesday’s Meeting

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will wait another month to discuss a motion opposing the College’s policy penalizing members of unrecognized single gender social organizations, according to computer science professor Harry R. Lewis '68.

Shaiba and Danny
Undergraduate Council

UC Leaders Present to Faculty Council on Final Club, Greek Org. Sanctions

​Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17 fielded questions about campus discussions regarding final clubs and Greek organizations.

Kimberly Theidon

Harvard, Former Professor Spar in Ongoing Tenure Lawsuit

Harvard has gone to great lengths to maintain the secrecy of its tenure process in an ongoing federal civil suit filed by a former professor in March 2015.

Steph Burt: Out in Academia
Student Life

Faculty Offer Guidance on Being 'Out' in Academia

The panel comes in response to GSAS students’ calls for discussions about managing academic life while identifying as queer.

Student Life

Center for European Studies Offers Secondary Field

​This fall, the Center for European Studies unveiled a secondary field in European History, Politics, and Societies.