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Faculty Council Approves New Committee to Propose Shopping Week Replacement

The Faculty Council voted Wednesday to move one step closer to eliminating “shopping week,” a Harvard tradition popular among undergraduates.

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Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Among Du Bois Medal Awardees

The medal — the University’s highest honor in the field of African and African American studies — recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American culture.

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Dominguez Retains Emeritus Privileges Pending Results of Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Pending the results of an investigation into his alleged sexual harassment of at least 20 women, Dominguez will continue to receive the perks that come with emeritus status, including access to University spaces and research support.

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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 Time is Gone. Here's How to Navigate the New Schedule

The fall term and the new course schedule kick off Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.


Government Department Climate Committee Releases First Report

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.

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In First, Four Harvard Schools to be Led by Black Women

Come Aug. 15, for the first time in Harvard’s history, four of the University’s schools will be led by African-American women.

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Claudine Gay Named Next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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.

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Harvard Employee Apologizes For Asking Neighbor with Biracial Daughter If She Lives in Affordable Housing

“Are you in one of the affordable units? Or are you in one of the Harvard units?” the Harvard employee asked her neighbor, who has a biracial daughter.

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Revelations in Harvard Admissions Suit Unlikely to Prove Discrimination, Experts Say

Legal experts say Students for Fair Admissions' claims of intentional discrimination in Harvard's admissions process demand a “very high standard” of proof.

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Sciences Division

Christopher Stubbs Appointed Interim Dean of Science in FAS

Stubbs will be the second ever administrator in the role. His predecessor, Geophysics professor Jeremy Bloxham, became the inaugural holder of the position in 2007.

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Student and Alumni Groups Advocate for FAS Dean Who Will Prioritize Ethnic Studies

​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.

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Forty Years in the Making: Dominguez and Sexual Misconduct At Harvard

As a single case, Dominguez forms a powerful example of how Harvard has grappled with issues of sexual harassment throughout its history, both today and in decades prior.

Margo Seltzer

Margo Seltzer, the 'Soul' of SEAS, Leaves Legacy

In addition to setting firsts herself, Seltzer advocated for other women in the field and worked to improve the confidence of and retention rates for female students in Computer Science.

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Star Economics Prof Fryer Facing Harvard and State-Level Investigations, Barred from Lab He Heads

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.