On Harvard FAS Dean Search, Social Sciences Dean Says, ‘Thank Goodness I Don’t Have That Job.’
Harvard’s Dean of Social Sciences Lawrence D. Bobo said he does not want to succeed University President-Elect Claudine Gay as the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, but added that he believes the next dean should come from the University’s own ranks.
Harvard to Offer Tagalog Language Course for First Time in University History
Harvard University’s Department of South Asian Studies will hire a preceptor to teach Tagalog, marking the first time the University will offer courses in the language.
Mizzou Administrator Set to Become Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean of Students
University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Bill Stackman will become the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ new dean of students, Stackman confirmed in a Monday email to The Crimson.
Harvard Faculty Approve Proposals to Amend Simultaneous Enrollment, Language Requirement
Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted to amend the College’s language requirement and its policy on simultaneous enrollment during a virtual meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Former College Dean John Bayley Fox Jr. Remembered as ‘A Defender of the Best Qualities of Harvard’
According to many, John Bayley Fox Jr. strived to make Harvard a more inclusive environment that could respond to every student’s needs. At Harvard, he held positions including assistant dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard College dean, and administrative dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He died on Nov. 27 at the age of 86.
Harvard Administrator Armin Afsahi Appointed VP for Alumni Relations and Development at UChicago
Harvard administrator Armin Afsahi will be joining the University of Chicago, where he will serve as vice president for alumni relations and development, UChicago announced Tuesday.
Faculty Debate Changes to Language Requirement, Simultaneous Enrollment At FAS Meeting
Members of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed proposed changes to Harvard’s language requirement and simultaneous enrollment policies at a virtual meeting Tuesday.
Harvard Launches Search for Next Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The search for Harvard’s next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest academic school, launched Tuesday afternoon, FAS Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS affiliates.
Harvard Kicks Off Search for Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The search for the next dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has officially kicked off, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to SEAS affiliates Thursday afternoon.
Ten Stories That Shaped 2022
In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.
Henry Rosovsky, Former Harvard FAS Dean, Remembered for Contributions to Undergrad Education and African American Studies
Rosovsky, who served as the dean of the FAS from 1973 to 1984, died on Nov. 11 in his home in Cambridge.
Three Harvard Scholars Named University Professors, Highest Faculty Distinction
Harvard scholars Catherine Dulac, Robert J. Sampson, and Arlene H. Sharpe ’75 will become University Professors, Harvard’s highest faculty distinction, next year.
Harvard FAS Releases Schedule for Previous-Term Course Registration
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences set a timeline for the school’s full transition from shopping week into previous-term registration for the spring 2024 semester, FAS Registrar Erika McDonald announced Tuesday.
Public Health Professor Sara Bleich Selected to Lead Legacy of Slavery Initiatives
Harvard School of Public Health professor Sara N. Bleich has been tapped to oversee the implementation of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initiative as the inaugural vice provost for special projects, the University announced on Nov. 14.
Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback
After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.
Does FAS Dean Claudine Gay Have Her Eye on the Harvard Presidency? ‘I Have a Great Job,’ She Says.
Though some faculty members put forward Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay as a candidate for the University’s next president, she remained adamant that her focus is on her current work as dean in an interview Wednesday.
Undergrads Submit Proposal to Remove Sackler Name From Campus Buildings
Members of the Harvard College Overdose Prevention and Education Students, a campus group dedicated to overdose awareness, urged the University to remove Arthur M. Sackler’s name from campus buildings in a proposal submitted Monday.
With Bacow Set to Step Down, Some Faculty Want Harvard’s Next President to be From a Different Mold
In interviews after Bacow's announcement that he would step down next year, faculty members offered a wide range of hopes for Harvard’s next president: Some say they want someone from a different academic background, and many others vie for a candidate who will use the perch of the University presidency to tackle global social issues.
One Third of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe A Colleague in Their Department Was Unjustly Denied Tenure
Around one third of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences reported that they believe at least one colleague in their department has been unjustly denied tenure.
FAS Dean Gay ‘Satisfied’ with Vote to End Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday she is “satisfied” with the faculty’s vote to approve of a new previous-term course registration system that will do away with shopping week, adding that she is “confident” the FAS can still provide a “transformative Harvard College experience.”
Gay Outlines FAS Process for Removing Controversial Names from Spaces, Titles
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay outlined the process the FAS will adopt to consider requests to remove the names or representations of individuals from its buildings, spaces, programs, or professorships in an email to FAS affiliates Thursday.
Harvard College to Combine Four Offices Into New Office of Student Services
Harvard College will combine four existing offices into a new Office of Student Services beginning July 1, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in a Tuesday email to Harvard affiliates.
Students Rally to Save Shopping Week, Urge Faculty to Vote Against Previous-Term Registration
A small group of undergraduates rallied to preserve shopping week in Harvard’s Science Center Plaza Monday, urging faculty to vote against a proposal for previous-term course registration at the next faculty meeting on May 3.
FAS is Hosting Informational Sessions about Tenure Review Process Changes, Gay Says
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview last week the FAS has been hosting informational sessions about upcoming changes to the tenure review process for tenure-track faculty.
Gay ‘Thrilled’ to Invite First Ethnic Studies Faculty, Expand Programs
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday she is “thrilled” to invite Taeku Lee to the FAS and looks forward to the expansion of ethnic studies.