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Luke W. Xu

Staff writer Luke W. Xu can be reached at luke.xu@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @duke_of_luke_.

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College

Claybaugh to Serve as Interim Faculty Director of the Program in General Education

Faculty Director of the Program in General Education Jason P. Mitchell has stepped down after serving a year in the position.

A Tale of Two Larrys
Faculty

A Tale of Two Larrys

But for all of Bacow’s and Summers’s differences and similarities, one element will likely remain as constant for the second Larry as it did for the first: an attentive Faculty eager to push the boundaries of its governing power.

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Race

No Room For New Blood: Harvard’s Aging Faculty

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.

Approval Ratings of Admin and Departmental Breakdown
FAS

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Do Not Believe Harvard Provides Sufficient Departmental Support

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.

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FAS

Eighty-Eight Percent of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe Trump Has Done a ‘Very Poor’ Job as President

The faculty survey revealed that the vast majority of respondents identify as “liberal” or “very liberal,” and that a similarly large majority of FAS voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Along the Charles River
Bacow

On a Run with Harvard’s Next President

Heavy rain qualifies as weather most runners would consider demoralizing. But rain plunges Bacow into a state of determination, calm, understanding, even zen.

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Harvard Business School

SEAS Dean Looks to Expand Collaborations with HBS

​In anticipation of the fall 2020 SEAS expansion to Allston, SEAS is preparing a number of collaborative initiatives with their neighbor to-be, Harvard Business School.

Francis J. Doyle III
SEAS

SEAS Dean Doyle Looks Ahead to Allston Campus Move

Even though the Allston School of Engineering and Applied Sciences campus will not open until the fall of 2020, Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said he is already excited about “the new future of Harvard.”

Tufts University School of Engineering
SEAS

From Somerville to Allston: Bacow and the Future of SEAS

It will fall to Bacow to make sure this “unprecedented opportunity” does not become, as some faculty called it in 2013, an “Allston bomb.” Many of his colleagues at Harvard said they think he is up to the task.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

President-Elect Bacow Launches FAS Dean Search

The president-elect also formed an advisory body for the search, comprising a group of faculty who will work closely with himself and with University Provost Garber.

Mike Smith at Convocation
FAS

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.

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Crime

News Analysis: #MeToo Reaches Harvard

When recent allegations of sexual harassment against a prominent Government professor surfaced last month, Harvard saw the direct effects of the #MeToo movement for the first time.

Francis J. Doyle III
SEAS

Doyle Reaffirms Importance of SEAS Diversity Initiatives

As its student body grows more diverse, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will continue to prioritize diversity initiatives, according to SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III.

Francis J. Doyle III
SEAS

SEAS Dean Doyle Aims for Industry Partnerships

Doyle said one of his priorities is to establish a stronger connection between SEAS and corporations, a move that will bring the school more in line with traditional engineering heavyweights including Stanford and MIT.

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Scrutiny

Harvard and the Atomic Bomb

For 70 years, the light a Harvard president helped ignite has continued to burn. Entire movements have sprung to extinguish it, as have generations of academics; neither have succeeded.

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