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Claudine Gay Named Next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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.

Dominguez Accusers Call Harvard 'Ill-Equipped' to Investigate Prof.

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.

Smith Details FAS Diversity Initiatives Following Report

​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.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Smith to Step Down

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.

Smith Says Endowment Tax Will Limit New Projects

Following a new university endowment tax, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he will not commit to long-term projects for the time being.

Smith Urges Students to Carefully Weigh UC Referenda

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.

Faculty Could Have Final Say on Social Group Policy

Smith's comments come as University President Drew G. Faust prepares to choose one of three options for the future of undergraduate social life.

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FAS Dean Michael D. Smith speaks to the Class of 2021 at Convocation earlier this semester.

Once Again, Faculty To Debate Social Life Sanctions

One year after Faculty discussion formally began on Harvard’s historic penalties on final clubs and Greek organizations, two critical developments may change the nature of the debate at Tuesday’s meeting of the full Faculty.

Adams House Expected to Begin Renovations in June 2019

Adams construction is expected to overlap slightly with the two years of construction on Lowell House, which is set to begin in June and end in August 2019, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.

Faculty to Tackle Marijuana Policy, Vaping

The student handbook currently states that the “possession, use, or distribution” of marijuana is a violation of Harvard policy. Proposed handbook changes would keep this prohibition, but add a clarifying statement about the change in state law.

Modest Pay Bump Exacerbates Financial Worries Among Profs

“We would like to hire more faculty, we would like to have smaller sections, we would like better compensation,” Hochschild said.

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