Rakesh Khurana

Faculty to Discuss Fall Courses, Simultaneous Enrollment; Extension School Courses Likely Online Only

In its first monthly meeting since faculty and students cleared Harvard’s campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote over Zoom on course lists for the fall semester Tuesday, as well as a motion to simplify procedures for simultaneous enrollment.

Khurana Praises Harvard College’s Adaptability in Transition to Online Learning

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said in a Tuesday interview that he sees the transition to online learning as an opportunity for students and faculty to innovate in pedagogy and practice adaptability.

Inside Harvard College’s Decision to Send Students Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nguyen’s email marked the first of many Harvard undergraduates would receive about the coronavirus. At first, they concerned Harvard’s centers and activities in far off places. But while students received emails about travel restrictions and hygiene tips, behind the scenes College administrators began to discuss more extreme changes the virus might bring about on campus.

Khurana Says He Hopes to Expand College’s Definition of Public Service

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview last Tuesday that he hopes to expand the way Harvard College and its students define public service.

Dean Khurana on Lottery System

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said further changes to Harvard's General Education system are slated for upcoming semesters.

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Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in November that he and his wife Stephanie R. Khurana will step down from their role as faculty deans of Cabot House at the end of the school year.

Khurana Says College Preparing For Strike Spilling Into Second Semester

Dean Khurana said Tuesday that his office is focused on “minimizing the disruptions” for College students in the event that the graduate student union’s strike continues through the beginning of next semester.

Athletics Review Will Focus on Student-Athletes’ Health and Wellness, Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he hopes the athletics review — which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced earlier this semester — will center around improving student-athletes’ health and wellness.

Khurana Says Harvard College Needs More Information Before Pursuing Multicultural Center

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that Harvard will need to continue research and planning before making any decisions regarding a possible multicultural center.

In Wake of Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Khurana Agrees Harvard Must Become Aware of Biases

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he agrees with the verdict in the Harvard admissions lawsuit asserting that the College’s admissions processes are not perfect.

OSAPR and Harvard College to Pilot Bystander Training, Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday he will work with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to pilot new forms of bystander training after survey results showed rates of sexual misconduct among undergraduates have remained stagnant over the past several years.

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Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana speaks to students in Winthrop dining hall about the recent decision not to renew the house's Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan and Stephanie R. Robinson.

Dean for Administration Says Harvard College Looking to Limit Spending

Harvard College is exploring ways to limit spending in preparation for a future fiscal downturn more than ten years after the 2008 financial crisis hit the University, College Dean for Administration Sheila C. Thimba said in an April 30 interview.

Khurana Says He Supports Students’ Right to Protest for Divestment

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Tuesday that he has met with students advocating for the University’s divestment from fossil fuels and companies with ties to the prison industry and that he supports their right to engage in activism — including through protest.


Dean Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College, says that he supports students' right to protest against Harvard's fossil fuel investments.

Dean Khurana on Winthrop

Rakesh Khurana remained largely silent on the Winthrop House climate review and a lawsuit brought by Winthrop tutors Carl L. Miller and Valencia Miller against Eliot House Faculty Dean Gail A. O'Keefe during an interview Tuesday.

Asked About Winthrop Climate Review, Harvard College Dean Khurana Says House System Should Support Students

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana emphasized the “unique” nature of the House system and the faculty dean role in response to questions on student concerns about living in Winthrop House amid controversy over Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Khurana Speaks at Cultural Rhythms

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana spoke during the Cultural Rhythms performance on Saturday.

Harvard Announces Inaugural Gender Equity Summit

University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s office announced Harvard will host its first gender equity summit — “Harvard Hears You: The 2019 Summit for Gender Equality” — on April 2 in an email to University affiliates Monday.

Khurana Pleased With Recognized Social Organization Transition Progress

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he is “pleased” with the recent progress students have made in transitioning their social organizations into compliance with the College’s social groups policies.

Harvard College Reviewing Amnesty Policy, Khurana Says

The College is reviewing its “amnesty policy” in response to a fall report on the April 2018 forcible arrest of a black undergraduate, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Friday.

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