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Faculty Form AAUP Chapter, Decry ‘Structural Problems’ in Harvard’s Governance

A group of Harvard faculty formed a chapter of the American Association of University Professors on Wednesday, the latest move by professors to organize in support of shared goals following a year of heightened faculty activism at the University.


Harvard Faculty Slam Social Science Dean’s Proposal to Limit Faculty Speech

Several Harvard faculty members blasted Dean of Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo for suggesting certain faculty speech should face “sanctionable limits” and argued that Bobo’s proposals would restrict academic freedom.


Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Will No Longer Require Diversity Statements

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will stop requiring a diversity, inclusion, and belonging statement as part of its faculty hiring process, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser announced in a Monday morning email.


Harvard Corporation’s Newest Member Donates $20 Million for Arts & Humanities, Financial Aid

Billionaires Joseph Y. Bae ’94 and Janice Y.K. Lee ’94 donated $20 million to Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to endow the Arts and Humanities deanship and bolster financial aid for undergraduates.


FAS Dean Hopi Hoekstra Takes Victory Lap After Peaceful End to Harvard Yard Encampment

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra praised interim University President Alan M. Garber ’76 for his handling of the pro-Palestine encampment and called for “true and meaningful dialogue” in her first public statement about the nearly three-week occupation of Harvard Yard that ended Tuesday morning.


FAS Advances Vote on Harvard Faculty Senate Planning Body After Spirited Debate

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences took its first step toward a University-wide faculty senate on Tuesday by voting to hold a special meeting on whether the FAS will send delegates to a “planning body.”


Manning Addresses Harvard Yard Encampment, Draws Groans, Laughter From FAS Faculty

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences pressed interim Harvard Provost John F. Manning ’82 over the University’s reluctance to negotiate with pro-Palestine student activists, at one point laughing incredulously at his defensive answers, during a Tuesday FAS meeting.


Harvard Employee Fired Following Online Heated Exchange With Jewish Student

Harvard terminated the employment of Gustavo Espada, a staff member in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations department, following an online exchange with a student over the defacing of posters displaying Israeli hostages.


Harvard Corporation Discusses Gay’s Testimony, Donor Revolt in FAS Town Hall

Harvard’s top brass offered their most extensive comments to date about the University’s fall semester of controversy, including Claudine Gay’s congressional testimony and the ongoing donor revolt, at a rare FAS town hall on Tuesday.


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