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Sciences Dean Outlines Faculty Search Aimed at Strengthening Diversity

Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in a Friday interview that he is planning to hire two new junior faculty members after engaging in a search that sought out job candidates specifically for their teaching, scholarship, and ability to strengthen “diversity, inclusion, and belonging” in the Sciences division.


In Wake of Lieber Leave, Betley and Kahne Appointed Interim Harvard Chemistry Department Chairs

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced the replacements for chemistry department chair Charles M. Lieber at a faculty meeting Tuesday. Lieber was placed on administrative leave last week after being charged in federal court with failing to disclose funding from the Chinese government.


Harvard Researcher Among Group Developing Material for Light-Based Computing

A team of researchers from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, McMaster University, and University of Pittsburgh has discovered a new material that can exhibit chemical and mechanical responses to light — paving the way for computing to be executed with only beams of light and no hard materials.


Dominguez Accusers Criticize Harvard’s External Review During Panel

Four women who have accused former Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez of sexual misconduct criticized Harvard’s external review of the circumstances that enabled that misconduct during a panel Monday.


Appeals Court Dismisses Former Professor’s Tenure Lawsuit

A federal appeals court last month affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit by former Harvard associate professor Kimberly S. Theidon, ending her long-running lawsuit alleging that the University unfairly denied her tenure.


Faculty to Vote on Fossil Fuel Divestment Motion

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will debate a motion that advises Harvard to divest its endowment from fossil fuels at its monthly meeting Tuesday, according to an agenda shared with faculty members Friday.


Symposium Honors Work and Legacy of García Peña in Ethnic Studies

Faculty members, students, and visiting scholars crowded into the Barker Center’s Thompson Room Thursday to attend “The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña,” a day-long panel hosted by the Warren Center for Studies in American History.


Harvard Digitizes Colonial North America Archives

A decade-long project to digitize every 17th- and 18th- century manuscript and archive in Harvard’s collections relating to North America will be finished this semester, according to University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff.


FAS Dean Gay to Review Tenure Promotion Process

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay will launch a review of the FAS tenure promotion process in response to a request by several faculty members, she wrote in a December email to those faculty.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2019

Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful year at Harvard. Students pushed for change via protests, whether they called for an ethnic studies program or for divestment. Outside news touched campus, too, as University affiliates examined Harvard's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined the past twelve months on campus.


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.


FAS Dean Gay 'Hopeful' Faculty Will Develop Ethnic Studies Concentration

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay reiterated her position that the search for faculty who study race and ethnicity must come before the establishment of a formal Ethnic Studies concentration in an interview Friday.


CS50 Releases Report on ‘Regret Clause,’ Cheating Cases

Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” released a report about the long-term efficacy of its “regret clause,” an academic honesty policy that stirred controversy upon its induction in 2014 for allegedly bypassing the Honor Council.


FAS Dean Gay Declares ‘Institutional Commitment’ to Ethnic Studies in Wake of Protests

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay emailed FAS affiliates Monday stating that she would support faculty who wanted to create an undergraduate concentration in ethnic studies and called for an “institutional commitment” to the discipline.


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