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Joshua J. Florence

Joshua J. Florence is the News Comp Director for the 145th guard. He can be reached at

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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.

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.

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.

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.

University Hall

Harvard’s Social Group Policy, Explained

Confused about Harvard's social group policy? Here's a brief guide.

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.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Three Spots Open on Cambridge City Council

​Three seats will be open on the Cambridge City Council for the first time in recent memory, opening a door for new faces in the upcoming election on a council where turnover is rare.

Drew Faust

Faculty Praise Faust Following Resignation Announcement

While Faculty members are scattered across the globe for academic research and summer breaks, their absence from campus did not diminish their support for Harvard’s first female president.

SEAS Allston Construction

Allston Rising

As steel begins to rise in Allston, faculty and administrators are preparing for the imminent move across the Charles River.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

The University's 'Bedrock'

The College's controversial social group policy has awoken a historically formidable contingent: the Faculty.

Curious George Store Closing

Gatekeepers of the Square

As developers propose ambitious renovations, the Cambridge Historical Commission has been thrust into a city-wide debate about the future of Harvard Square.