Government and African and African American Studies Professor Claudine Gay will serve as the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her appointment marks one of the first major decisions of Bacow's fledgling presidency.
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.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has filed a formal Title IX complaint against Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez, according to correspondence obtained by The Crimson.
Dean of FAS Michael D. Smith emailed out various ways FAS is working to promote diversity following the release of a University report on diversity and inclusion.
The authors of the letter wrote that, based on their interactions with the Title IX Office, Harvard is incapable of conducting its avowed “full and fair” investigation into the allegations against Dominguez.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced he will step down from his position in an email sent to FAS affiliates Monday morning.
“I have no insider knowledge of what the search committee is doing,” Smith said. “I’m sure they’re looking at lots and lots of people.”
While students will take to the polls this week to vote to extend Thanksgiving break and retain “Harvard Time,” Smith said it’s not that simple.
“This is just one phase, one piece of the larger discussion,” he said. “I think we’ll discuss issues around the policy moving forward.”
Smith's comments come as University President Drew G. Faust prepares to choose one of three options for the future of undergraduate social life.