In light of the fall 2020 opening of the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex in Allston, Harvard has been ramping up its involvement in the local area.
In many ways, the Harvard name sells itself—so the University spends its millions-strong marketing budget on short-term and traditionally less-emphasized programs.
The Faculty Council approved a preliminary list of courses for the 2018-2019 academic year and heard presentations on a potential Extension School program.
Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.
Even though the Allston School of Engineering and Applied Sciences campus will not open until the fall of 2020, Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said he is already excited about “the new future of Harvard.”
At their Wednesday meeting, the Faculty Council heard a proposal to dissolve a FAS committee on human subjects in research, as well as updates on unionization and SEAS.
Wealthy Brazilian investor Jorge P. Lemann '61 recently made a donation to Harvard in order to support classes in entrepreneurship and engineering.
At Harvard and Stanford, different school cultures and environments create differences in experiences, size of the engineering schools.
It will fall to Bacow to make sure this “unprecedented opportunity” does not become, as some faculty called it in 2013, an “Allston bomb.” Many of his colleagues at Harvard said they think he is up to the task.
The Faculty unanimously voted for its creation, bringing the total number of concentrations offered to undergraduates up to 50.