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Government Department Appoints Title IX Liaison, In Communication With External Review Committee

Government department leaders have appointed a new Title IX liaison and are in communication with the external committee tasked with reviewing the department, Government chair Jeffry A. Frieden announced at a town hall meeting Tuesday.

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FAS Prioritizing Ethnic Studies Faculty Searches Despite Stagnant Overall Hiring, Dean Gay Says

Though mounting financial hardships mean the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not grow for the foreseeable future, the school is nonetheless making a concerted effort to increase its ranks of ethnic studies faculty.

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Harvard Athletics Study Unrelated to Fencing Scandal, FAS Dean Gay Says

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ review of the athletics department is unrelated to the recent firing of former head fencing coach Peter Brand, FAS Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday.

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FAS Dean of Finances Warns of ‘Ominous’ Financial Outlook at Harvard Faculty Meeting

In a presentation of the FAS Dean’s annual report on the school’s finances and hiring, Dean of Administration and Finance Leslie A. Kirwan warned the faculty of “ominous financial signs on the horizon,” including uncertain federal research funding and the endowment tax that took effect this year.

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Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Ends FY 2019 with $13.6 Million Surplus

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences ended fiscal year 2019 with a reported $13.6 million surplus, according to the Dean’s annual report.

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Harvard Police Investigate ‘Hateful’ Attack Against Faculty Member

The note insulted the unnamed FAS faculty member’s “ethnicity and immigrant status, challenged her right to be at Harvard, and wished her ill,” according to an email signed jointly by FAS Dean Claudine Gay and University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

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Harvard Debuts New Web Tool for Faculty and Staff

Harvard launched an online platform this semester to give faculty and staff tailor-made web pages with articles, events, and other information from University sources based on their academic interests.

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Harvard College to Study Joint Concentrations

Administrators plan to convene a student-faculty group to review and possibly change the system, according to Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh.


Harvard Forms External Committee to Assess Harassment Policies in Wake of Dominguez Allegations

Harvard has appointed a committee to conduct an external review into the circumstances that allowed former Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez to harass multiple women over four decades, University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote in an email Friday.

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Harvard to Launch Study of Athletics Department

Harvard is launching a review of the “culture” and “structure” of its athletics department, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Claudine Gay announced in an email to athletes, coaches, and other athletics staff Thursday.

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Harvard Launched Sweeping Changes to Undergrad Education This Semester. Here’s What You Need to Know.

As returning students begin another year at Harvard, many will confront different requirements for completing their degrees than those in effect when the graduating class left last spring.

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Gay Announces Plans to Hire New Ethnic Studies Faculty

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay will hire three to four senior faculty to specialize in Asian American, Latinx, and Muslim American studies during the upcoming academic year, the University announced Monday.

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A Changing Funding Landscape

Harvard researchers are pivoting away from the federal government to private companies for funding.

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Balancing the Professorial and Professional

Harvard Law School Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. is not the first faculty member to conduct outside work during his time at the University.

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62 Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Call for End to Appointment Time Caps

Sixty-two lecturers, preceptors, and fellows sent a letter to administrators Thursday asking the Faculty of Arts and Sciences not to terminate them once their teaching appointments automatically end.