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Faculty Council Approves Tweaks to New Course Schedule Legislation

The Faculty Council voted to approve tweaks to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences course schedule — which underwent an overhaul last year — at its biweekly meeting Wednesday, according to council member Kirsten A. Weld.

Industrial Revolution Lecture
FAS

At Harvard Economics Talk, Northwestern Professor Reinterprets Industrial Revolution

Economic historian Joel Mokyr argued that the expertise of British craftsmen fueled that country’s rise to dominance during the Industrial Revolution in a lecture sponsored by the Economics Department Wednesday.

William G. Kaelin doing lab work
Medicine

William G. Kaelin doing lab work

William G. Kaelin — professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital — has been named a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

William G. Kaelin, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Recipient
Awards

William G. Kaelin, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Recipient

William G. Kaelin is the Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital at the Harvard Medical School.

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FAS

FAS Prioritizing Ethnic Studies Faculty Searches Despite Stagnant Overall Hiring, Dean Gay Says

Though mounting financial hardships mean the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not grow for the foreseeable future, the school is nonetheless making a concerted effort to increase its ranks of ethnic studies faculty.

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FAS

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Ends FY 2019 with $13.6 Million Surplus

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences ended fiscal year 2019 with a reported $13.6 million surplus, according to the Dean’s annual report.

Joint Concentrations
College

Harvard College to Study Joint Concentrations

Administrators plan to convene a student-faculty group to review and possibly change the system, according to Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh.

Armin Afsahi
FAS Administration

Afsahi Named New FAS Chief Development Officer

Armin Afsahi will serve as new associate vice president and dean of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University announced in a press release Tuesday.

Khurana in Winthrop
Winthrop

Khurana in Winthrop

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana speaks to students in Winthrop dining hall about the recent decision not to renew the house's Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan and Stephanie R. Robinson.

Sullivan Leaves Weinstein Legal Team
Winthrop

Sullivan Leaves Weinstein Legal Team

The day before Harvard announced Saturday it would not be renewing Winthrop Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan and Stephanie R. Robinson after this school year, Sullivan told a Manhattan judge he would no longer be representing alleged sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein.

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FAS

Harvard Prof. Dominguez Stripped of Emeritus Status Following Conclusion of Title IX Investigation

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced that she has stripped former Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez of his emeritus status and disinvited him from campus following the conclusion of a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Gen Ed

Shopping Week To Stay — For Now

The Faculty also sparred over and ultimately approved a proposed Quantitative Reasoning with Data requirement for the General Education program. Students beginning with the Class of 2023 must now take a class that allows them to “think critically about data.”

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Faculty

National Academy of Sciences Elects Nine Harvard Professors

These 100 new members elevate the Academy’s active membership to 2,347 scientists. Election to the small and exclusive group, comprising “the country’s leading researchers,” is one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive, according to the Academy’s website.

Faculty Pay Gap
FAS

Female Tenured Harvard Profs Paid On Average 92.5 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Men, Survey Shows

Harvard’s female tenured faculty members are on average paid 92.5 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, according to a recent nationwide survey on higher education compensation.

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Government

Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield Disinvited from Speaking at Canadian College Over 'Conservative' Views

Government Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. ’53 was disinvited to speak at a gala at Concordia Liberal Arts College in Canada because of his “conservative” views.

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