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Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Will No Longer Require Diversity Statements

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will stop requiring a diversity, inclusion, and belonging statement as part of its faculty hiring process, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser announced in a Monday morning email.


Affirmative Action, Activism, and Afro-American Studies: The Class of 1974 Looks Back on Racial Progress

Between debate over affirmative action, the inception of an Afro-American Studies department, and the rise of student activism and groups like the African and African American Resistance Organizations, the Class of 1974 went through Harvard at a pivotal time in the history of race relations and Black students on campus.


Copy-and-Paste: How Allegations of Plagiarism Became the Culture War’s New Frontier

Harvard had already found itself in the crossfires of the culture war. But with new software at their disposal and a trove of unscrutinized scholarship to dive into, the plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay had opened up a new frontier.


Harvard’s Academic Workers Unionized. But in a Year of Labor Ups and Downs, How Did They Win?

Harvard’s cohort of unionized student workers nearly doubled over the past year. The largest successful union — Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto workers — now represents more than 3,000 non-tenure-track faculty. Ahead of its first contract, the group is taking aim at the very structure of academic employment.


Harvard Corporation Rejects FAS Effort to Let 13 Pro-Palestine Student Protesters Graduate

The Harvard Corporation rejected an effort by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to confer degrees on 13 seniors facing disciplinary charges for participating in the pro-Palestine encampment, opening a new front in the standoff between faculty and the board.


Nearly 400 Pro-Israel Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Urging ‘Significant Consequences’ for Protesters

Nearly 400 pro-Israel Harvard alumni and affiliates signed an open letter to interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 condemning “the alarming escalation of antisemitism” on campus during the pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard.


Nearly 500 Harvard Faculty, Staff Blast Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Protesters in Open Letter

Nearly 500 Harvard faculty and staff members signed an open letter Monday condemning the “unprecedented, disproportionate, and arbitrary” level of sanctions against pro-Palestine demonstrators who camped in Harvard Yard.


FAS to Consider Formation of Faculty Senate Planning Body Over Online Ballot

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will hold an online vote on whether to elect delegates to a planning body for a University-wide faculty senate, delaying a final decision on the proposal until the summer during a special FAS meeting Tuesday.


FAS Advances Vote on Harvard Faculty Senate Planning Body After Spirited Debate

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences took its first step toward a University-wide faculty senate on Tuesday by voting to hold a special meeting on whether the FAS will send delegates to a “planning body.”


Manning Addresses Harvard Yard Encampment, Draws Groans, Laughter From FAS Faculty

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences pressed interim Harvard Provost John F. Manning ’82 over the University’s reluctance to negotiate with pro-Palestine student activists, at one point laughing incredulously at his defensive answers, during a Tuesday FAS meeting.


More Than 300 Harvard Faculty Urge Garber To Negotiate with Pro-Palestine Protesters

More than 300 Harvard faculty members signed a letter sent to interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 that urged his administration to negotiate with the pro-Palestine student protesters staging an encampment in Harvard Yard.


Harvard Corporation Discusses Gay’s Testimony, Donor Revolt in FAS Town Hall

Harvard’s top brass offered their most extensive comments to date about the University’s fall semester of controversy, including Claudine Gay’s congressional testimony and the ongoing donor revolt, at a rare FAS town hall on Tuesday.


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