Anthropology professor Gary Urton told colleagues in the department that he plans to retire in August, two months after he was placed on leave amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Though all courses will be virtual this fall, Harvard College expects professors to guarantee every student — regardless of time zone — between two and four hours of live interaction with course staff or peers each week, according to official College guidelines.
Harvard undergraduates will pre-register for courses for the first time this fall, according to an internal email circulated to Government department faculty.
Jeff Sessions Appears to Refer to Renowned Black Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as ‘Some Criminal’ in New York Times Interview
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to refer to prominent Black Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. as “some criminal” in an interview for a New York Times story published Tuesday.
The Library of Congress named University Professor Danielle S. Allen as the 2020 recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize Monday, an international award for scholarly achievement in disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prizes.
Thousands of Harvard affiliates received a racist email to their Harvard University email accounts on Saturday and Sunday from an account identifying itself as Equity Prime Mortgage.
The Black Teacher Archives, a research project archiving content about the history of African American education, was recently launched at the Graduate School of Education.
Graduate Students Protest Potential Police Partnerships at African and African American Studies Meeting
Tensions flared in Harvard’s African and African American Studies Department this week after a professor proposed a forum to discuss potential partnerships with local police departments.
Former Harvard Chemistry department chair Charles M. Lieber pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he lied to federal investigators about research funding he received from China.
More than 120 Harvard faculty signed a letter sent to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Thursday questioning the Harvard Corporation’s decision to cut this year’s endowment payout.
According to a recent paper from a team of Harvard economists, not only do partisans see things differently, but their political views distort their basic understanding of the issues — even when reality may be contrary.
Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana announced that five new faculty deans will join Cabot House, Eliot House, Kirkland House, Quincy House, and Winthrop House beginning July 1 in Thursday emails to affiliates of those Houses.
Members of the Harvard Law School faculty published an open letter to students and Harvard affiliates Monday criticizing President Donald J. Trump for calling for a military response to ongoing protests against police brutality.
Anthropology Faculty Call for Urton’s Resignation as More Former Students Accuse Him of Sexual Misconduct
Twenty-five members of the Harvard Anthropology faculty requested professor Gary Urton’s immediate resignation Thursday. Two former Ph.D. students told The Crimson this week that Urton sexually harassed them when they were graduate students.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Will Furlough Some ‘Fully or Partially Idled’ Workers Due to Financial Challenges, Gay Says
Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences plans to take a number of additional measures — including furloughing some employees — in the face of hundreds of millions in projected financial impact due to the coronavirus pandemic, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in a Tuesday email to faculty and staff.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay has placed Anthropology professor Gary Urton on paid administrative leave following allegations of sexual misconduct against him, she wrote in an email to Anthropology students, faculty, and staff Wednesday morning.
Anthropology Department Removes Urton as Undergrad Studies Director After Sexual Misconduct Allegation
Harvard’s Anthropology department has removed professor Gary Urton as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in light of allegations that he pressured a former student into “unwelcome sex,” per an email sent to undergraduate concentrators Tuesday.
Several colleagues agreed that Alberto Alesina’s warmth and humility pervaded the Economics Department at Harvard, where he had been a faculty member since 1988 and served as chair from 2003 to 2006.
Harvard’s Anthropology department chairs wrote in an email Saturday that they will “work to dismantle” structures that contributed to “an environment in which abuses continue to manifest and go undetected” in response to a story published by The Crimson Thursday.
Protected by Decades-Old Power Structures, Three Renowned Harvard Anthropologists Face Allegations of Sexual Harassment
Senior Anthropology professors Theodore C. Bestor, Gary Urton, and John L. Comaroff have weathered allegations of sexual harassment, including some leveled by students. But affiliates said gender issues in the department stretch beyond them.
The World Bank named Harvard Kennedy School professor Carmen M. Reinhart its new chief economist Wednesday amid predictions of a prolonged global recession.
Richard M. Hunt, a former faculty member and associate dean, died peacefully at home on Apr. 10 at the age of 93.
Harvard administrators have yet to respond to a petition they received over a month ago calling for an extension on non-tenure-track faculty appointments due to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of non-tenure-track faculty wrote in a press release Monday.
Government professor Daniel P. Carpenter called for a "new New Deal" to jumpstart the American economy in a white paper published in late April.
Harvard is unlikely to “return to normal” by September, University President Lawrence S. Bacow told the Faculty of Arts and Sciences over Zoom during its final meeting of the academic year Tuesday.