FAS Administration

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.

Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief
FAS

Grad Student Council Condemns Amicus Brief Against Unionization

Clashing over issues ranging from the meaning of true democracy to the role of the Graduate Student Council, graduate students voted to pass a hotly contested resolution to condemn Harvard’s filing of a joint amicus brief against graduate student unionization at this month’s GSC meeting.

One Proposed Class Schedule for Cambridge and Allston Campuses
FAS

One Proposed Class Schedule for Cambridge and Allston Campuses

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.

FAS

German Department Prematurely Publicizes Potential Joint Concentration

​Though the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has yet to approve a proposed special joint concentration with Germanic Languages and Literatures, the German department has been aggressively publicizing the initiative, often “jumping the gun” and referring to the proposal as a done deal, according to German Department Chair John T. Hamilton.

Harvard Thinks Global
FAS

Professors Warming to Prospect of Education Studies Secondary

An education secondary did not see initial success in gaining traction. But FAS members are now renewing their interest in the field.

Littauer
College

Full-Time Advisers Make Economics Department More Intimate

As freshmen interested in Economics flood the department's Advising Fortnight events, they will interact with an advising structure that looks very different from five years ago.

FAS

EdX Inaugurates Financial Aid Program

The virtual education platform co-founded by Harvard and MIT now allows financially disadvantaged students to receive a 90-percent discount on course certificates.

Vampire Vibes: The Dark Side of Modern Culture
FAS

Vampires Come Alive at Humanities Conference

Students and scholars across several departments gathered around a “vampirian round table” on Friday to discuss the importance of supernatural elements in media and literature in understanding society’s age-old thirst for tales of the undead.

FAS

Contested Unionization Effort Tries to Drum Up Support

Members of the Harvard graduate student union effort formally launched the campaign “Working for a Healthy Harvard” last Wednesday in order to promote visibility for the issues graduate students face and to drum up support for their movement to unionize.

College

Students in Gen Ed Transition Will Choose Between Programs

During the transition to the revamped Gen Ed program, students will choose to fulfill requirements under either the new or the old system, according to Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke.

FAS

Professors Criticize Landmark Study Undermining Psychology Research

Psychology professor Daniel Gilbert and University professor Gary King criticized a 2015 study claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated, finding that the study itself contains replication flaws.

FAS

Harvard Graduate Students: The Faces Behind Union Effort

Even students from schools as different as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School share many of the same concerns, ranging from health benefits and financial stability to teaching position availability.

College

Administrators Eye Fall 2018 for Launch of New Gen Ed

Administrators are considering a fall 2018 launch for the revamped General Education program, according to Gen Ed committee chair Edward J. Hall, a move that could make access to the new program a possibility for current freshmen.