Faculty News


Physics Department Celebrates Julian Schwinger’s Life and Work

Former colleagues and students of Julian S. Schwinger remembered the late physicist for giving exceptional lectures.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
Computer Science

Computer Science Professor Seltzer to Leave Harvard

Seltzer has taught at Harvard since 1992; in 2000, she became the one of the first female junior faculty members at Harvard to receive internal tenure in Computer Science.

Social Sciences Division

Sociology Professor Michèle Lamont Wins Erasmus Prize

The prize’s foundation cited Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”

Students of Color in the 2016 Elections

Teaching Trump

At a university derided by some as a "Kremlin on the Charles," President Donald Trump's election is casting some classes and curricula in a new light.

Faculty Retention

Internal Report Shows Poor Retention for Harvard Women in STEM

The report claims the retention rate for female faculty in STEM departments at the University is almost 20 percent lower than the retention rate for male faculty since 2000.

Faculty Meeting

Faculty Council Moves On From Sanctions Discussion

In a stark change of pace, the Faculty Council did not discuss the College’s controversial social policy at their biweekly meeting last Wednesday.

Dean Smith

Smith Says Faculty Discussion on Sanctions Isn’t Over

“This is just one phase, one piece of the larger discussion,” he said. “I think we’ll discuss issues around the policy moving forward.”

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall

Sanctions Vote A Sigh of Relief for Administrators

For now at least, what some consider Khurana’s signature initiative as Dean of the College is safe.

Harry Lewis After the Meeting

In Victory for Administrators, Anti-Sanctions Faculty Motion Fails

​The Faculty voted down a motion designed to nullify the College’s penalties on single-gender social groups.

Deadly Double Helix
Student Groups

Allen Withdraws Social Group Motion

Government Professor Danielle S. Allen is withdrawing her faculty motion that affirms Harvard’s authority over unrecognized social groups.

Presidential Search and SEAS Mass Hall Code

Bridge Over the River Charles

Whether or not Harvard’s next president holds an engineering degree, SEAS and its role in Harvard’s future will constitute a central part of their tenure.


SEAS Runs Largest Deficit in FAS

SEAS ran a $9.1 million deficit in fiscal year 2017, a shortfall that made up the vast majority of the FAS's total $11.7 million deficit.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling

Students Promote Computer Science Professor for Harvard Presidency

Some students are launching an online campaign in an unconventional effort to promote Computer Science professor Margo I. Seltzer ’83 as a possible candidate for Harvard's presidency.

Faust at the Economic Club
University Finances

Faust Lobbies Congress to Maintain Research Funding Levels

On her most recent trips to Washington, Faust has added yet another pressing, albeit more quotidian, item to her lobbying agenda: keeping the lights on in Harvard’s labs.

GSAS's Dudley House

Faculty Question Administrators over Rejection of Michelle Jones

Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Emma Dench said there was nothing “unusual” about Harvard’s decision to not admit Michelle Jones.