The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.
Danielle S. Allen’s meteoric rise at Harvard is the latest step in a distinguished career as a political theorist and classicist.
Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be found.
Years of anemic endowment returns have forced FAS to make difficult choices to cope with a financial reality far from the halcyon days of the early 2000s.
“We would like to hire more faculty, we would like to have smaller sections, we would like better compensation,” Hochschild said.
Members of Harvard’s faculty and non-unionized staff will see their salaries increase by only 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2018, an atypically low increase outpaced by the current rate of inflation.
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he does not believe the College’s new social group policy requires an oath pledging a student is not a member of a final club or Greek organization.
Several of the students named to the committee have previously voiced opinions on the College’s policy.
Harvard will hold a competition to change the final line of “Fair Harvard,” the University’s 181-year-old alma mater, which has read “Till the stock of the Puritans die” since its composition in 1836.
The seven-minute passing period between courses known as “Harvard Time” will no longer exist beginning in the fall of 2018.
At Tuesday's meeting, professors also pressed Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris on a proposed "Thinking with Data" course requirement.
Future Harvard students may be required to take a required category of course entitled “Thinking with Data” should the Faculty approve a motion that will be first discussed at Tuesday’s Faculty meeting.
Harvard has launched the Data Science Initiative, a University-wide program that aims to bring together data scientists in different fields.
Instead voting in favor of or against the motion, the Faculty Council recommend the motion be taken up by a committee of faculty, staff, and students tasked with examining the policy.
The American debate surrounding race-conscious admissions has centered, to a large extent, on Harvard.