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Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty Hotly Debate Social Policy Motions, Report

At the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ monthly meeting Tuesday, professors did not mince words describing Harvard’s unrecognized social organizations.

University President Drew G. Faust

Social Science Chairs Meet with Presidential Search Committee Representatives

Chairs from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed their preferences for a presidential candidate, but agreed not to bring up names of specific candidates for the job.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Once Again, Faculty To Debate Social Life Sanctions

One year after Faculty discussion formally began on Harvard’s historic penalties on final clubs and Greek organizations, two critical developments may change the nature of the debate at Tuesday’s meeting of the full Faculty.

Lowell House Construction
Mike Smith

Financial Woes Slow House Renewal

FAS receives about half of its income from the University’s endowment, so it’s been hit particularly hard by several years of lackluster returns.

Fly Club
Final Clubs

Faculty Committee Offers Alternatives to Social Group Ban in Final Report

The committee suggested that the University instead consider a full social group ban as one of several possible options for reshaping social life at the College.

University Hall

Professors Condemn Rejection of Michelle Jones

Over 150 professors are condemning Harvard’s decisions to deny Ph.D. program admission to ex-inmate Michelle Jones and rescind a fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning.

Postdocs Graphic

Grad Student Who Obtained Restraining Order Against Adviser Expelled

The Harvard graduate student who obtained a restraining order against his adviser has been expelled, though his battle in court continues.

University Hall
Student Groups

Faculty Will Discuss Lewis Motion at October Meeting, Vote in November

The controversial faculty motion that may decide the future of Harvard undergraduate social life will go before the full Faculty at their monthly meeting on October 3, but will not be voted on until November, according to Faculty Council member David L. Howell.

First Day of CS50

As Gen Ed Transitions, Unexpected Courses Fulfill Requirements

This change in the categorization of some classes is the byproduct of a transition to a new General Education system set to take full effect in the fall of 2018.

New Dean of Arts and Humanities at Barker Center

Arts and Humanities Dean Forms Undergraduate Committee

The committee will work to more directly engage undergraduates, Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey said last week.

Barker Center

History and Literature Increases Ethnic Studies Offerings

​This semester, students concentrating in History and Literature can take a course on fashion and slavery—and receive credit toward the concentration’s newly-created Ethnic Studies track.

CS50 Lecture

CS50 Updates Course Policies, Asks Students To Go To Class

Students shopping one of Harvard’s most popular undergraduate courses will arrive in Sanders Theater tomorrow to a changed CS50.

University Hall

News Analysis: As Faculty Return to Campus, Future of Lewis Motion Uncertain

According to Faculty Council member and professor David L. Howell, it is likely that Lewis’s motion will not go to a vote until the December Faculty meeting.

Admissions Office

Justice Department May Join Admissions Lawsuit Against Harvard, Experts Say

The Justice Department’s decision to reopen an investigation into Harvard’s admissions process may result in the government joining an existing lawsuit on the issue.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Justice Department to Investigate Harvard's Admissions Process

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will investigate allegations that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process, according to a department spokesperson.