The committee — formed in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against retired Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez — detailed in its first report preliminary plans for a departmental climate survey.
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.
Comprised of nearly 50 Harvard student and alumni organizations, the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition signed a letter last week calling on President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow to choose a FAS Dean who will develop a formalized ethnic studies program.
Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.
The Crimson annotates an official timeline of the arrest of a black undergraduate April 13 that sparked allegations of police brutality and led to questions over who was contacted to come to the student's aid and why.
The survey also revealed that a majority of respondents believe University President Drew G. Faust, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and Dean of FAS Michael D. Smith are doing “good” or “very good” jobs.