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Ruth A. Hailu

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SEAS Now Requires Faculty to Submit Diversity Reports

Incoming and current faculty members at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are now required to report their involvement in promoting diversity and inclusion, which could then affect the assignment of faculty bonuses.

Dean Francis J. Doyle III

SEAS Dean Doyle Outlines Efforts to ‘Close the Gap’ Between Allston and Cambridge Campuses

With the construction of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ new complex in Allston almost complete, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said one of his foremost priorities is to “close the gap” — both physical and perceptual — between the new facilities and the main campus in Cambridge.

Francis J. Doyle III

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Pursues Industry Partnerships

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said in a February interview that creating corporate partnerships continues to be one of his top priorities. He said Harvard has historically lagged behind its peer institutions in these efforts and stressed the numerous benefits these industry relationships could bring.

Philosophy Department

Joint CS and Philosophy Initiative, Embedded EthiCS, Triples in Size to 12 Courses

Embedded EthiCS — an interdisciplinary initiative between the Computer Science and Philosophy departments — has expanded to a dozen courses in the Computer Science department this semester and will extend to other disciplines in the near future.


In Wake of Climate Survey, SEAS Administrators and Students Reflect on Diversity Initiatives

SEAS has implemented a number of diversity and inclusion measures following a survey that found more than a quarter of respondents have experienced harassment or discrimination.

Soldiers Field Road

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.


Nada Amin To Join Harvard Computer Science Faculty

Nada Amin will join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty this fall as an associate, the school announced Tuesday.

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Student Life

Harvard Students Recall Loss, Fear, Hope After California Wildfires

On Nov. 8, two major wind-driven wildfires began to ravage cities in California, worrying undergraduates from throughout the state as they watched the unpredictable firestorm.

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Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergrads Form First Campus Group for All Mixed-Race Students

The Undergrad Union of Mixed Students received official recognition from the UC earlier this month as the first group on campus for all mixed race students.

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House Life

Harvard Administrators Investigating Racist Drawings Found in Leverett House

Leverett House staff and the Dean of Students Office are currently investigating “deeply disturbing and offensive images” drawn on a House public whiteboard.

DACA Protest

As Harvard Responds to Immigration Policy Changes, Faculty Want a Bigger Role

Harvard faculty say they hope they can use their platform and expertise to support staff and students directly affected by immigration issues.

John Pomeroy
House Life

Beloved Dunster Security Guard John Pomeroy Dies at Age 74

Throughout his 14 years at Dunster, John Pomeroy was a fixture of the House. He was a jokester, a storyteller, and a true friend to all who stepped into his office.

Kavanaugh Rally

Harvard Students Vow Continued Activism After Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

A number of students expressed frustration and disappointment at Kavanaugh’s confirmation, while several stated the news was a “shock but not a surprise.”

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Student Groups

Advocates for Undocumented Harvard Affiliates Meet with Bacow to Discuss Goals

A coalition of faculty, staff, and students aiming to protect Harvard’s undocumented population met with University President Lawrence S. Bacow Wednesday to discuss their goals with the new president.

Student Life

Hurricane Florence Hits Close to Home for Harvard Students

Since Florence made landfall, there have been at least 43 confirmed deaths, flooding as high as 30 inches, and possible contamination of rivers due to flood damage to a dam in North Carolina.