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Professor Margo Seltzer '83 Reflects
FAS

Professor Margo Seltzer '83 Reflects

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Race

No Room For New Blood: Harvard’s Aging Faculty

While older professors bring years of experience to the classroom and are often sought out as mentors, when hiring budgets are tight, they can also preclude younger academics from finding a foothold at the University.

Margo Seltzer
FAS

Margo Seltzer, the 'Soul' of SEAS, Leaves Legacy

In addition to setting firsts herself, Seltzer advocated for other women in the field and worked to improve the confidence of and retention rates for female students in Computer Science.

Henry Louis Gates
FAS

Rebuilding African and African American Studies

Over the course of the nineties, Harvard’s Afro-American Studies department put itself on the map primarily by increasing faculty recruitment.

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FAS

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Ambivalent About Bacow

​Roughly 45 percent of surveyed Harvard faculty reported feeling neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the choice of Lawrence S. Bacow as Harvard’s next president.

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FAS

More Than Quarter of Surveyed Profs Say They Know Dept Member Who Experienced Sexual Harassment

Roughly 30 percent of surveyed members of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences say they know at least one person in their department who has experienced sexual harassment.

Approval Ratings of Admin and Departmental Breakdown
FAS

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Do Not Believe Harvard Provides Sufficient Departmental Support

The survey also revealed that a majority of respondents believe University President Drew G. Faust, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and Dean of FAS Michael D. Smith are doing “good” or “very good” jobs.

Faculty Meeting
FAS

Bacow Discusses FAS Dean Search at Faculty Meeting

President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow updated meeting attendees on the search and said he is still collecting input from faculty members and department chairs.

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FAS

Eighty-Eight Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe Trump Has Done a ‘Very Poor’ Job as President

The faculty survey revealed that the vast majority of respondents identify as “liberal” or “very liberal,” and that a similarly large majority of FAS voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Faculty Meeting
FAS

Faculty to Vote on New Ph.D. Program, Next Years’ Courses

Though many courses still have not finalized their schedules or section information, the Faculty Council gave its initial approval of the courses at its meeting last week.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

Faculty, Students Discuss Possible Elimination of Shopping Week

Over two dozen faculty, students, and administrators gathered in Leverett Library Theater Friday afternoon to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of proposed changes to undergraduate course enrollment in an off-the-record meeting.

University Hall
FAS

Eight Harvard Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Eight Harvard professors numbered among the 173 scholars, artists, and writers from the United States and Canada awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships earlier this month.

Faculty Survey Results
FAS

Majority of Surveyed Faculty Support Fossil Fuel Divestment, Social Group Sanctions

A significant majority of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences—67 percent—believe the University should divest from fossil fuels, while a slightly smaller majority—55 percent—support the College’s controversial social group penalties.

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College

College Students Excited for New Education Secondary

The new secondary is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to education, with classes focusing on education policy, the sociological and economic impacts of education, as well as pedagogy.

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Visual Arts

Six Undergrads Win Inaugural ‘Transcript Project’

To participate in the inaugural Transcript Project, a contest for undergraduates, students submitted a piece of work that reflected on their academic experiences at Harvard not captured by their grades.

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