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House Life

‘The Best Job at Harvard’: Diana Eck and Twenty Years of Lowell Tea and Loyalty

Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin have served as the faculty deans of Lowell House for twenty years. This spring they will step down.

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Meet Harvard’s Professor-Activist Power Couple

As activism on Harvard’s campus proliferates during the Trump presidency, Ahmed Ragab and Soha Bayoumi represent models of a new politically engaged professor.

Monthly Faculty Meeting

Bacow Discusses Importance of Academic Freedom at Year's Shortest Faculty Meeting

The Faculty voted to add new class start times at 12:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m, approved other agenda items, and were done with this month's meeting in 25 minutes.

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SEAS Researchers Invent Technology to Improve Lenses

Professor Federico Capasso, postdoctoral fellow Wei-Ting Chen, and graduate student Alexander Y. Zhu pioneered the technology, alongside other members of the Capasso Group and researchers at other institutions.

Gates to Extension School

Division of Continuing Education Sees Significant Growth in Revenue, Enrollment

Last year, continuing and executive education brought in over $450 million in tuition revenue — a growth of over 11.5 percent from the previous year and over 60 percent over the past seven years.

Roland Fryer

Harvard Concludes Investigation Into Fryer, Admins Now Mulling Possible Punishment

Harvard has concluded its Title IX investigation into sexual harassment allegations brought against Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who must now wait for administrators to determine how — if at all — they will punish him.

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Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harvard Prof. Fryer Racks Up Second Prestigious Award

Harvard Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been named a fellow of the Econometric Society, collecting a second prestigious award in as many months — and as he faces allegations of sexual harassment.

Devah Pager

Devah Pager, Harvard Sociology Professor and Pioneer, Dies at 46

Harvard Sociology Professor Devah I. Pager, a groundbreaking researcher, advisor, teacher, and mother beloved by her students and family, died on Nov. 2. She was 46 years old.

University Hall

Faculty to Vote On Altered Foreign Language Requirement at November Meeting

A new proposal would eliminate the “written component” of the requirement, allowing students to instead use languages such as American Sign Language and Ancient Greek to fulfill that demand.

Faculty Meeting

Harvard Rolls Out Mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Training for Faculty, Staff

An estimated 18,000 faculty and staff across the University will take a sexual assault prevention training module starting Monday. The new program comes on the heels of a year that saw the #MeToo movement hit Harvard in a big way.

Raj Chetty

Back at Harvard, Chetty Explores Economic Inequality Through 'Opportunity Insights' Initiative

Economist Raj Chetty ’00 returned to Harvard this fall not just to teach, but also to develop Opportunity Insights, a new institute of researchers and policy analysts focused on addressing economic inequality in America.


UChicago Philosophy Professor Discusses Ethics of Animal Rights

The lecture was co-sponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Harvard University Department of Government.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Gallery

With Rising Enrollment Numbers, EPS 10 Explores Earth’s History

The course offers EPS concentrators and non-concentrators alike a glimpse into important processes in the history of the Earth.

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Faculty Council Hears Proposal to Add New Course Times, Presentation on Admissions Suit

The Faculty Council discussed a proposal to add additional course start times to the new schedule and heard a presentation on the lawsuit alleging Harvard's admissions process is discriminatory at its biweekly meeting Wednesday.

GSAS Shopping Week

Grad Students Hear Proposal for Early Registration, 'Digital' Shopping Week at Town Hall

FAS Registrar Burke detailed what a replacement for shopping week could look like at a Graduate Student Council town hall Wednesday evening, suggesting the College is seriously exploring a move to an early registration system.