Evelynn Hammonds


Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s

The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and financial troubles, lawsuits and strikes. Here, The Crimson takes a look back at stories that defined Harvard over the past ten years.


Professors Kick Off Lecture Series with Exploration of Race and Biology

​In the first part of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values on Wednesday, University of Pennsylvania Law and Sociology Professor Dorothy E. Roberts rooted recent police violence against unarmed black men in a history of racial discrimination based on perceived biological differences.


Out of Spotlight, Hammonds Quietly Prepares for New Research Initiative

Nine months after she left University Hall and her tenure as dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds is laying the groundwork for a new research initiative and her return to the classroom.


One Year After Secret Searches, Faculty Say Governance Grievances Fading

In the days and weeks following the announcement of the email search scandal, faculty members loudly voiced concerns over faculty governance and consultation, as well as a loss of trust in administrators that they said had violated their privacy policy and reasonable expectations. But one year later, professors say those concerns have faded within the minds of members of the University’s flagship faculty.


A Year After Scandal, Task Force Recommends University-wide Privacy Policy for Electronic Information

The group was conceived amid a scandal within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last spring, when then-Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and FAS Dean Michael D. Smith broke faculty privacy policy by authorizing secret searches of resident dean email accounts.


The Dean of the College: Leading with Limits

Within the next year, the man or woman whom Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith names as the 19th Dean of Harvard College will take charge of 6,700 undergraduates and a host of employees and administrators. But despite the breadth of this charge, the new Dean will find that many of the aspects of University life most relevant to the student body do not fall directly under his or her control.


Evelynn Hammonds Honored in University Hall Tribute

Alternating between laughter and tears, Evelynn M. Hammonds stood at the front of a crowded faculty room in University Hall Thursday afternoon as former administrative colleagues and fellow faculty members paid tribute to her five-year tenure as Dean of the Harvard College.


5 Questions You’ve Got About Last School Year, Answered

If you weren't on campus last year and feel like you're returning to a strange new world of over-emphasized collaboration policies and construction sites, you might have a few questions about what happened here at Harvard during the 2012-2013 school year. Flyby's here to answer them for you.


Former Hammonds Adviser Steps Down from Post in College Administration

D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, one of former Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds’s close advisers, is leaving her position as College dean for administration, Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister announced Thursday.


Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds walks around Memorial Church before the Baccalaureate Service on Tuesday. Dean Hammonds's resignation was officially announced Tuesday morning.


Hammonds's Exit Made Official

Evelynn M. Hammonds will step down as the Dean of Harvard College on July 1, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced in an email to the Harvard community today, ending nearly two months of speculation about the embattled dean’s future.


Beset by Crises, Hammonds Sought To Protect

With Hammonds’s five-year tenure drawing to a close this summer, students and faculty say that this strong commitment to safeguarding her students was often impeded by unforeseen crises and administrative shortcomings. The dean who cared so much about protecting students, they say, could not get the job done.


Evelynn M. Hammonds walks in Memorial Church prior to the Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2013 on Tuesday afternoon. Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith had sent out an email to the Harvard community Tuesday morning announcing that Hammonds will step down as Dean of the College on July 1.


Evelynn M. Hammonds, who will step down as Dean of the College on July 1, speaks about Wintersession programming at a reception in the Barker Center last September.


Evelynn Hammonds Expected To End Tenure as Dean of the College This Summer

Evelynn M. Hammonds has been in negotiations about a possible departure from her position as Dean of Harvard College and is expected not to return to the post in the fall, a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.


Evelynn M. Hammonds, shown speaking at the Harvard College Governance panel in a file photo from last November, is expected not to return as Dean of the College in the fall, a source confirmed Friday. The confirmation comes weeks after news broke that she and other administrators had authorized two sets of secret searches of resident deans' email accounts, including one that explicitly violated the Faculty of Arts and Sciences privacy policy.


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