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Post-Tenure Denial Backlash, 'Ethnic Studies Rise' Initiative Lauds Professor García Peña

Students and scholars around the country tweeted passages from associate Romance Languages and Literatures professor Lorgia García Peña’s book “The Borders of Dominicanidad” last week to recognize her scholarly work following a controversy over her tenure denial at Harvard.


Peabody Director Proposes Increasing Public Access to Slave Photos at Center of Lawsuit

The Faculty Executive Committee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will develop initiatives to increase public access to a set of historic photographs of enslaved people at the center of a lawsuit against Harvard, according to an email museum director Jane Pickering sent to the Committee.


Harvard Professors Sign Letter Supporting President Trump’s Impeachment

Twenty-five Harvard faculty joined more than 1,500 historians to sign an open letter Monday denouncing President Donald J. Trump’s “numerous and flagrant abuses of power” and calling for his impeachment.


Scholars Criticize Bacow’s Response to Their Letter Demanding Review of Prof’s Tenure Case

A group of more than 200 senior scholars from across the United States is dissatisfied with University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s response to their letter decrying associate Romance Languages and Literatures professor Lorgia García Peña’s tenure denial, according to a statement the group released Thursday.


Bacow Says He Has Never Reversed a Tenure Decision in Response to García Peña Backlash

Amid controversy over the tenure denial of associate professor Lorgia García Peña, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said he has never reversed a tenure decision during his time at Harvard, nor did he as president of Tufts.


Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition and Grad Student Union Rally Together in Protest of Prof’s Tenure Denial

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates crowded on the steps of Widener Library Thursday to protest the decision to deny Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia García Peña tenure and demand an ethnic studies program.


Faculty Meeting Bacow

University President Lawrence S. Bacow faced protestors in Emerson Hall on his way to a faculty meeting Tuesday. Protestors decried the university's denial of tenure to Professor Lorgia García Peña.


Faculty Meeting Protest

Protestors lined the walls of Emerson Hall outside of a faculty meeting on Tuesday after professor Lorgia García Peña was denied tenure.


Faculty to Consider Proposal Demanding Harvard Divest from Fossil Fuels

A group of Harvard faculty will formally propose that the Harvard Corporation divest the University’s $40.9 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies, according to documents shared with members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tuesday afternoon.


FAS Strengthens Grant Compliance Procedures

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is now giving faculty “mandatory training packets” on grant proposal disclosure responsibilities and will recommit to enforcing a rule that faculty submit their grant proposals early, Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in a Tuesday interview.


Harvard Grad Strike May Delay Grades, Faculty Say

Several departments may delay grading or change final exam formats in the event that Harvard’s graduate student union goes on strike next month, according to faculty members across the University.


Former Winthrop Dean Sullivan Criticizes Admins During Constitutional Law Society Event

Former Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. accused Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay of repeatedly lying about their reasons for dismissing him last semester at an event held Friday.


Faculty Search Committee Paring Down List of Ethnic Studies Hires, FAS Dean Gay Says

A faculty search committee has compiled a long list of candidates for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’s ongoing ethnic studies faculty search, FAS Dean Claudine Gay said Tuesday.


Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell, a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology, teaches a popular General Education course titled "The Science of Happiness", in which students review historical and cross-cultural views on the meaning of “happiness” and discuss the limitations of scientific approaches to the topic.


Harvard Faculty Debate Fossil Fuel Divestment at Monthly Meeting

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences debated whether Harvard should divest its $40 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry — among other possible responses to climate change — at its monthly meeting Tuesday.


Harvard Forms New Oversight Bodies After Federal Agency Inquires Into ‘Academic Espionage’

Harvard has formed two new oversight committees in response to National Institutes of Health inquiries into potential “academic espionage” by faculty members at American universities, Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs announced at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.


Faculty to Push Bacow for Divestment at Upcoming Meeting

History professor Joyce E. Chaplin, Economics professor Stephen A. Marglin, and Astronomy professor Charles Conroy will address whether Harvard’s response to climate change should include divestment from “fossil fuel interests,” according to the meeting agenda.


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