When Faust formed a committee to "review" the forcible arrest of a black Harvard student last spring, she said it should work with "special urgency" to complete its task before the start of the fall semester. That hasn't happened.
The committee — formed in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against retired Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez — detailed in its first report preliminary plans for a departmental climate survey.
Government and African and African American Studies Professor Claudine Gay will serve as the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her appointment marks one of the first major decisions of Bacow's fledgling presidency.
Comprised of nearly 50 Harvard student and alumni organizations, the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition signed a letter last week calling on President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow to choose a FAS Dean who will develop a formalized ethnic studies program.
As the aftershocks of the Corporation’s decision continue to reverberate through campus, and as a former Corporation member prepares to take Harvard’s top job, some wonder whether the University is entering a new era: the age of the Corporation.
The Crimson annotates an official timeline of the arrest of a black undergraduate April 13 that sparked allegations of police brutality and led to questions over who was contacted to come to the student's aid and why.