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Harvard Professors Jasanoff, Laibson to Lead Classroom Norms Committee

History professor Maya R. Jasanoff ’96 and Economics professor David I. Laibson ’88 will lead the newly announced Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee on classroom norms, Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced Wednesday.


Harvard Extension School Administrator Accused of Plagiarism in Anonymous Complaint

Harvard Extension School administrator Shirley R. Greene was accused of 42 instances of plagiarism in her 2008 University of Michigan dissertation in a complaint sent to the University Friday — the latest in a string of anonymous plagiarism complaints against Black Harvard officials.


Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Convenes Committee on Classroom Norms

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra is convening a faculty committee to address classroom norms, she announced at an FAS meeting Tuesday amid heightened concerns over academic freedom and about classroom disruptions by pro-Palestine student activists.


Harvard Taps Holly Jensen to Lead Communications for Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Holly Jensen will serve as the next Associate Dean for Communications of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, FAS Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced Tuesday.


Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra ‘Extremely Disappointed’ by Capitol Hill Antisemitism Hearing

Harvard Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Hopi E. Hoekstra said she was “extremely disappointed at the missed opportunity” in response to University President Claudine Gay’s testimony on Capitol Hill last week.


Hoekstra Announces FAS Civil Discourse Initiative at December Faculty Meeting

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced the creation of an FAS initiative on promoting civil discourse and previewed a Harvard-wide “comprehensive strategy” to respond to antisemitism and Islamophobia during a faculty meeting Tuesday afternoon.


‘Bullied Into Leaving’: Harvard Research Admin File Workplace Complaints, Leave Department En Masse

Top Harvard officials repeatedly failed to address workplace complaints against Associate Dean for Research Administration Services Lauren Ferrell that accused her of creating a toxic work environment, according to 10 current and former University administrators.


Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Sets Sights on Interdisciplinary Work in First Year

With two major academic leadership positions to fill, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said she wants to focus on facilitating interdisciplinary research and scholarship during a recent interview with The Crimson.


Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey To Step Down At End of Academic Year

Robin E. Kelsey, Harvard’s dean of Arts and Humanities, will step down from his post at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, according to a Monday afternoon email to divisional faculty from Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra obtained by The Crimson.


Ahead of Previous-Term Course Registration Debut, Harvard Faculty and Staff Remain Divided on New System

As Harvard transitions to a new previous-term course registration model, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences remains split on the system, with some members saying it allows for better course preparation and others saying it limits students’ ability to explore classes.


Harvard Sophomores Flock to Concentration Declaration Day for Pizza, Advising, and Photo Ops

Concentration Declaration Day is an initiative led by the HUA’s Academic Team to celebrate sophomores declaring their concentrations. Hundreds of students swamped Harvard Yard for this year’s festivities, which featured a string of banners listing individual concentrations, free food, photo opportunities, and chats with concentration advisers.


Harvard Dean of Faculty Hoekstra Confirms Anthropology Prof. John Comaroff Still Sanctioned

John L. Comaroff — the Harvard professor accused of sexual harassment and professional retaliation — is still prohibited from teaching required college courses, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said in an interview last week.


Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Says Eliminating Legacy Admissions ‘Under Consideration’

Removing legacy admissions preferences in Harvard’s admissions process “is one of the things that’s under consideration,” Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Hopi E. Hoekstra said in an interview with The Crimson last week.


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