Faculty News

Faculty Escape the Rain for a Meeting

Faculty Council Debates Proposal to Kill Shopping Week

Many students’ worst scheduling fear is one step closer to reality after Wednesday’s Faculty Council meeting. There is now an official proposal on the table to end shopping week — though it's far from implementation.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Former NAACP Head Cornell Brooks Appointed Kennedy School Professor

Former president and CEO of the NAACP Cornell W. Brooks is the first member of a national civil rights organization to join the Kennedy School’s senior faculty.

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

University to Require Faculty and Staff to Complete Title IX Online Training

Faculty and staff across Harvard will be required to complete an online training on the University’s sexual and gender-based harassment policy starting in the fall.

Sarah Lewis
Social Sciences Division

‘A Leader of Growing Stature in the Art World’: Sarah Lewis Makes Her Mark

Lewis holds a joint assistant professorship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies.

Approval Ratings of Admin and Departmental Breakdown

Nearly Half of Surveyed Faculty Do Not Believe Harvard Provides Sufficient Departmental Support

The survey also revealed that a majority of respondents believe University President Drew G. Faust, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and Dean of FAS Michael D. Smith are doing “good” or “very good” jobs.

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Student Life

Faculty, Students Discuss Possible Elimination of Shopping Week

Over two dozen faculty, students, and administrators gathered in Leverett Library Theater Friday afternoon to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of proposed changes to undergraduate course enrollment in an off-the-record meeting.

University Hall

Eight Harvard Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Eight Harvard professors numbered among the 173 scholars, artists, and writers from the United States and Canada awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships earlier this month.

Faculty Survey Results

Majority of Surveyed Faculty Support Fossil Fuel Divestment, Social Group Sanctions

A significant majority of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences—67 percent—believe the University should divest from fossil fuels, while a slightly smaller majority—55 percent—support the College’s controversial social group penalties.

HMS Gets Graded

Racial Equality Advocacy Group Gives Harvard Medical School a B-

White Coats for Black Lives, an advocacy group for racial justice, assigned the grade based on 15 metrics including minority representation and anti-racism training.

University Hall

Faculty Council Approves Courses, Hears Presentations on Extension School, Allston

The Faculty Council approved a preliminary list of courses for the 2018-2019 academic year and heard presentations on a potential Extension School program.

Judith Singer

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Reaches Gender Parity in Sciences Tenure Track

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has reached gender parity in the tenure-track of the sciences division for the first time, according to a diversity report released Thursday.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Professor Jane Mansbridge Wins Top Political Science Award

The committee chose to honor Mansbridge for her “field-defining contributions to our understanding of the theory and practice of democracy, political representation and deliberation as well as feminist theory.'

SEAS Increases Career Advising

Faculty Vote to Approve Environmental Engineering Concentration

The Faculty unanimously voted for its creation, bringing the total number of concentrations offered to undergraduates up to 50.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

President-Elect Bacow Launches FAS Dean Search

The president-elect also formed an advisory body for the search, comprising a group of faculty who will work closely with himself and with University Provost Garber.

Semitic Museum

Augmented Reality App Lets Museum Visitors Experience Sphinx

The app allows viewers to engage with a reproduction of Thutmose IV’s “Dream Stela,” which sits between the legs of the Sphinx.