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FAS Dean Affirms Commitment to Ethnic Studies Faculty Search
Despite a prolonged delay in the search for ethnic studies faculty, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said that “there’s no wavering of commitment” in her promise to hire a cluster of scholars in the field.
FAS Committee Recommends Scrapping Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration
A Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee released a proposal recommending the College replace its current “shopping week” course registration system with a system of previous-term registration.
Harvard Will ‘Likely Not Be Fully Back to Normal in the Spring,’ Garber Tells Faculty
The emergence of the Omicron variant means that Harvard will “likely not be fully back to normal in the spring,” but the University remains in “very good shape” on the public health front, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said during a faculty meeting Tuesday.
College Developing Proposal for Double Concentrations Without Combined Thesis
A committee within Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Education is developing a proposal to introduce double concentrations at the College, which it hopes to submit to a faculty vote in spring 2022.
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Harvard’s Office of Undergraduate Education established a committee in September to develop a proposal to introduce double concentrations at the College. Currently, undergrads may only pursue joint concentrations, in which students pursue work in two departments and write a thesis that integrates the methods of the two fields.
Harvard Affiliates Help Found New University In Response To Free Speech Concerns in Higher Ed
Several current and former Harvard professors are helping establish the University of Austin, a private liberal arts school in Texas launched in response to what some of its founders see as a culture of censorship within higher education.
Judges Skeptical as Lieber Reiterates Harvard Should Pay His Legal Fees in Appeal Hearing
Justices on the Supreme Judicial Court appeared skeptical Wednesday as lawyers for former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber — who is preparing for trial on federal criminal charges — argued on appeal that Harvard should be obligated to pay for his legal defense.
FAS Dean Gay Outlines Plan for Diversifying Faculty, Supporting Junior Faculty
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay outlined her vision for recruiting new and more diverse faculty in an interview Thursday.
Defying Projections, FAS Ends Fiscal Year with $51M Surplus
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences ended fiscal year 2021 with a $51 million surplus, according to the Dean’s annual report, which was presented during a monthly faculty meeting Tuesday.