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Philosophy Department Honors Late Professor Emeritus Stanley L. Cavell

Harvard’s Philosophy Department held a tribute at Memorial Church followed by an all-day conference on Friday and Saturday.

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Devah Pager, Harvard Sociology Professor and Pioneer, Dies at 46

Harvard Sociology Professor Devah I. Pager, a groundbreaking researcher, advisor, teacher, and mother beloved by her students and family, died on Nov. 2. She was 46 years old.

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SEAS Allston Campus on Track to Open in 2020, Gay Says

Though some smaller details remain undecided, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is still set to complete its long-awaited move into Allston by September 2020, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.

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Harvard's Faculty Council Votes to Dismiss College Student for Sexual Misconduct

In the "most serious" cases, the College's Administrative Board can recommend that the Faculty Council dismiss a student from the College.

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Changing the Distribution: The Transformation of Harvard’s Statistics Department

For its first 58 years, Harvard's Statistics Department did not have a single female tenured faculty member. In recent years, the tides have turned.

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Faculty to Vote On Altered Foreign Language Requirement at November Meeting

A new proposal would eliminate the “written component” of the requirement, allowing students to instead use languages such as American Sign Language and Ancient Greek to fulfill that demand.

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Xiaowei Zhuang Awarded 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Zhuang’s laboratory invented Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy, an imaging technique that surpasses the limitations of traditional light microscopes to create 3-D, ultra-high resolution images of cells and tissues.

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After Barrier-Breaking Appointment, FAS Dean Claudine Gay Gets Right to Work

Claudine Gay is the first new FAS Dean in 11 years — but her assumption of the deanship attracted still more attention due to its unprecedented nature. She is both the first woman and the first person of color to hold the position.

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With Rising Enrollment Numbers, EPS 10 Explores Earth’s History

The course offers EPS concentrators and non-concentrators alike a glimpse into important processes in the history of the Earth.

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Alumnus Gifts $100 Million to Advance the Sciences

In a press release, Bacow wrote that the gift will “provide powerful momentum” for Harvard’s science initiatives.

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FAS Dean Gay Says She Supports Early Registration

FAS Dean Claudine Gay has thrown her support behind the proposed early registration system, which would replace shopping week.

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New FAS Dean Gay Recruiting Faculty Who Study Race, Ethnicity

New dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview last week that she is actively recruiting faculty who study race and ethnicity.

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Claybaugh Discusses 'Serious' Shopping Week Problems with Undergrad Council

Eliminating shopping week would ultimately require a vote of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and that vote will not happen until FAS conducts further research on possible alternatives, Claybaugh said.

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Claudine Gay Reflects on First Weeks of FAS Deanship

“My motivation has been if I can understand the people and where they're coming from, and what their aspirations are that my priorities will kind of emerge organically out of those conversations,” Claudine Gay said.

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Harvard Launches Survey to Assess Government Dept. Culture After Dominguez Controversy

The survey includes questions asking whether affiliates feel included, whether they have experienced harassment, and how they would rate their professional well-being.

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