University Hall

Faculty Shopping Week Committee Stakes Out Its Case, Encourages Student Input

Forty-four percent of Faculty of Arts and Sciences courses with teaching fellows last year had to add or drop discussion sections based on unexpected enrollment numbers, according to a website launched Friday by a faculty committee tasked with proposing potential changes to “shopping week.”

Monthly Faculty Meeting

FAS Council Approves Transcript Change for Population Health Sciences Students

The Faculty Council voted in favor of adding field of study to the transcripts of Ph.D. students in the Population Health Studies program at its biweekly meeting.

Lowell Tea
House Life

‘The Best Job at Harvard’: Diana Eck and Twenty Years of Lowell Tea and Loyalty

Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin have served as the faculty deans of Lowell House for twenty years. This spring they will step down.

Family Portrait

Meet Harvard’s Professor-Activist Power Couple

As activism on Harvard’s campus proliferates during the Trump presidency, Ahmed Ragab and Soha Bayoumi represent models of a new politically engaged professor.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017

Harvard Faculty To Issue ‘Renewed Call’ For Fossil Fuel Divestment

Several Harvard faculty members will once again urge University administrators to divest the school’s holdings in the fossil fuel industry, according to an update on their website posted this month.

Monthly Faculty Meeting

Bacow Discusses Importance of Academic Freedom at Year's Shortest Faculty Meeting

The Faculty voted to add new class start times at 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m, approved other agenda items, and were done with this month's meeting in 25 minutes.

Monthly Faculty Meeting
On Campus

Monthly Faculty Meeting

Faculty members enter University Hall for the December Faculty meeting.

March Faculty Meeting

FAS to Vote On Schedule Changes, Hear Council Election Report

The Faculty previously discussed the potential change at its last meeting in November when presented with the proposal to add class times so students would have more time to eat lunch.

Farkas Hall

Yvette J. Jackson to Become Assistant Professor in Harvard’s Music Department

Jackson, who currently serves as a visiting assistant professor of music at Amherst College, holds a doctorate in music-integrative studies.

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SEAS Researchers Invent Technology to Improve Lenses

Professor Federico Capasso, postdoctoral fellow Wei-Ting Chen, and graduate student Alexander Y. Zhu pioneered the technology, alongside other members of the Capasso Group and researchers at other institutions.

Gates to Extension School

Division of Continuing Education Sees Significant Growth in Revenue, Enrollment

Last year, continuing and executive education brought in over $450 million in tuition revenue — a growth of over 11.5 percent from the previous year and over 60 percent over the past seven years.

University Hall
FAS Administration

Faculty Council Hears School of Public Health Proposal

Members of the Faculty Council met Wednesday to review election procedures and hear a proposal from the School of Public Health concerning one of its Ph.D. programs in a “very tame” meeting, per Council member David L. Howell.

Roland Fryer

Harvard Concludes Investigation Into Fryer, Admins Now Mulling Possible Punishment

Harvard has concluded its Title IX investigation into sexual harassment allegations brought against Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who must now wait for administrators to determine how — if at all — they will punish him.

Roland Fryer Headshot

Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harvard Prof. Fryer Racks Up Second Prestigious Award

Harvard Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been named a fellow of the Econometric Society, collecting a second prestigious award in as many months — and as he faces allegations of sexual harassment.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

American Economics Association Elects Fryer to High-Ranking Post, Says It Was Unaware of Sexual Harassment Allegations

The AEA announced in fall 2018 that it was adding Fryer — along with four other top economists including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen — to the 2019 iteration of its Executive Committee.