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Luca F. Schroeder

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Boston

Divest Protesters Released, Likely to Settle Case

Four members of the student activist group Divest Harvard were arraigned and charged with trespassing after staging a sit-in in the lobby of the Boston Federal Reserve, home to the offices of the Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard’s $37.6 billion endowment.

Dunster Digs
FAS

Administrators Use Renovated Dunster to Pitch House Renewal

As administrators polish their remaining Harvard-wide fundraising priorities in a record-breaking $6.5 billion capital campaign, they have turned to Dunster House as a platform and venue for pitching the House renewal project, a priority that still needs fulfilling.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
University

Divest Harvard Protesters Arrested At HMC Building

Police arrested several members of the student activist group Divest Harvard after they staged a sit-in within the lobby of the Boston Federal Reserve Tuesday afternoon, protesting Harvard Management Company’s investment in the fossil fuel industry.

Faculty Meeting at University Hall
Visual Arts

'Harvard Time' Could End By Fall 2018

Two pending proposals suggest to eliminate the unofficial seven-minute grace period between classes starting as early as fall 2018, in anticipation of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’s move to its new Allston campus in 2020.

Visual Arts

Allston Move Could Mean the End of 'Harvard Time'

At Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris will give a presentation summarizing the work of a task force charged with suggesting course scheduling changes in anticipation of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’s move to Allston in 2020.

Harvard Law School

Title IX Interpretations Could Threaten Academic Freedom, Report Says

Recent interpretations of Title IX by the Office of Civil Rights that broadly define sexual harassment have created a “chilling” effect at America’s colleges and universities, threatening academic freedom, due process, and free speech, argues a recent report released by the American Association of University Professors.

Alison Frank Johnson
Harvard Business School

In Campus Sexual Assault Conversation, Faculty Grapple with Role

Across Harvard's schools, faculty members are learning about sexual assault prevention and seeking to create courses to foster discussion on sex and sexuality, after the release of a sexual assault prevention report last month.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
College Administration

Faculty Diversity Still a Work in Progress, Administrators Say

​Administrators at a town hall acknowledged that diversifying the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is still a work in progress.

Chemistry

Years-Long Royalties Dispute Moves to Questions of Liability and Relief

After a federal judge allowed two claims to move forward last month in a multimillion-dollar patent royalties lawsuit filed against Harvard by a former graduate student, both parties filed statements on Monday, highlighting sharp, unresolved divides on issues of liability and relief.

College

Robin Kelsey to Head Arts and Humanities Division

Robin Kelsey, chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, will become the Dean of the Arts and Humanities division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences starting in July.

FAS

VES Would House Doctoral Program With Proposed Merger

The undergraduate-only Department of Visual and Environmental Studies could formally house its own graduate program for the first time in 50 years, should the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve a proposed merger between VES and the Standing Committee on the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies.

University Hall
FAS

Faculty Approve General Education Overhaul

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday to approve a new General Education program that would allow students to take as many as half of their requirements pass-fail.

Central Administration

Court Declines Motion to Protect Names in Tenure Denial Case

An ongoing lawsuit that alleges Harvard discriminated against a former associate professor on the basis of gender has now provoked a broader dispute about the confidentiality of the University’​s tenure process.

SEAS

SEAS Neighbors Eye Soon-to-be Vacated Space

As Harvard finalizes plans for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s new Allston campus, the school’s current neighbors, from the Museum of Comparative Zoology to the Physics Department, are eagerly eyeing the space in Cambridge it will vacate.

GSAS

Departments Instruct Graduate Students On Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the recent release of a campus sexual climate survey, some departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences aim to clarify reporting procedures and promote clear departmental expectations regarding sexual harassment.