“What are the unique values that the sciences and humanities bring? And how can we put them in conversation together to solve big questions?”
Harvard's non-tenure-track faculty must balance their teaching, research, and personal obligations for lower pay, fewer benefits, and less respect than their tenure-track colleagues — all the while knowing that regardless of these efforts, they’ll be forced to leave the University in a few short years.
In the early 1960s, the Harvard Psilocybin Project made national headlines for its unethical research methods and controversial leader, psychologist Timothy F. Leary. Now, sixty years after Leary's departure, Harvard is again part of the conversation around the future of psychedelics. From research in the lab to conversations among the student body, psychedelics are making a tentative yet undeniable renaissance on campus — a renaissance conscious of Harvard’s checkered history with the substances, yet working to move beyond it.
Amidst a combination of record-high student enrollment and labor shortages caused by the pandemic, HUDS employees claim that the University’s hiring practices and unsympathetic culture have mentally and physically worn them down.