As the aftershocks of the Corporation’s decision continue to reverberate through campus, and as a former Corporation member prepares to take Harvard’s top job, some wonder whether the University is entering a new era: the age of the Corporation.
While older professors bring years of experience to the classroom and are often sought out as mentors, when hiring budgets are tight, they can also preclude younger academics from finding a foothold at the University.
The distaste is mutual. Harvard faculty don’t want to work for Trump—and the administration likely doesn’t want to elevate academic elites.
As the Law School enters its third century, questions about its purpose and duty to the world have caught the attention of its students, faculty, and alumni.
Students want to make the Kennedy School a more welcoming place for minorities—a priority some say gets lost in administrators’ push for ideological diversity.
In addition to setting firsts herself, Seltzer advocated for other women in the field and worked to improve the confidence of and retention rates for female students in Computer Science.
They’re known on campus as committee kids—the students whose names appear time and time again on the rosters of Harvard’s student committees. But some charge the committee kids do not accurately represent the College's student body.
The Medical School has closed nine out of the last 10 fiscal years in the red.
The shape of the College administration differs radically from that of even a couple decades ago.
As the number of recognized student groups on campus has spiked, funding has failed to keep pace. Now, the College is upping the student activities fee from $75 to $200.
In many ways, the Harvard name sells itself—so the University spends its millions-strong marketing budget on short-term and traditionally less-emphasized programs.
A lifelong Cantabrigian, former social worker, four-term Cambridge School Committee worker, two-term City Councillor, and Vice Mayor, McGovern has the responsibility of leading—and uniting—Cambridge for the next two years.
Now several years into legal proceedings, much remains at stake as a lawsuit over Harvard's admissions policies advances.
Many graduate students and faculty applaud these efforts for adding needed diversity to the department and improving departmental climate, some female department affiliates say it remains a challenge to constitute a minority in their field.