Faculty Escape the Rain for a Meeting

Faculty Course Registration Committee Proposes Keeping Shopping Week Until At Least 2022

The faculty committee tasked with recommending changes to undergraduate course registration proposed that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences keep “shopping week” until at least 2022 at the Faculty Council’s biweekly meeting Wednesday.


SEAS Now Requires Faculty to Submit Diversity Reports

Incoming and current faculty members at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are now required to report their involvement in promoting diversity and inclusion, which could then affect the assignment of faculty bonuses.


University Professor Emeritus and Former Library Director Sidney Verba Dies at Age 86

Professor Sidney Verba ’53 — an expert in comparative politics, a leader in library organization, and a creator of policy compromises — died on Monday in his Cambridge home at the age of 86.

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House Life

In Email to Winthrop Residents, Sullivan Criticizes The Harvard Crimson's Coverage

Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. emailed residents Thursday criticizing The Harvard Crimson’s coverage of his announcement that he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces charges of sexual assault, and students' responses to his decision.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Non-Profit CEO Alan Jenkins Appointed Harvard Law School Professor

Former Harvard Law School Lecturer Alan Jenkins ’85 will join the school’s faculty as a professor of practice in July and teach courses on race, communications, and social justice, the Law School announced Tuesday.

Monthly Faculty Meeting

Bacow Details DACA Lobbying Efforts, Faculty Vote on Concurrent Degree Proposal at Monthly Meeting

University President Lawrence S. Bacow updated faculty on his recent meetings with Congressional leaders about the endowment tax and protections for University affiliates whose immigration status is currently in peril at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

First Day Blues

Mankiw to Leave Flagship Harvard Ec 10 Course

After more than a decade at the helm of one of Harvard’s largest courses, Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw announced in an email to graduate students Monday that he will step down from teaching Economics 10: “Principles of Economics” at the end of this semester.

VES Library

VES Library

The fourth floor of Sever Hall houses the Visual and Environmental Studies department's film library. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a potential change to the department's name.

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HUPD Investigating Winthrop House Graffiti Calling for Sullivan’s Removal

Harvard University police are investigating graffiti found Monday morning that called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., to step down from his position. A vandal used white spray paint to cover exterior doors and walls of each of the house’s three buildings with slogans reading “Down w Sullivan!,” “Your Silence is Violence,” “Whose Side Are You On?,” and “Our Rage is Self Defense.”

Winthrop House Commencement

Association of Black Harvard Women Calls on Winthrop Dean Sullivan to Resign

The Association of Black Harvard Women executive board emailed University administrators Thursday afternoon, calling on Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., to step down from his post following his decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein as he stands accused of rape.

Math Common Room

Some Math Faculty Chafe at Administrators’ Role in Faculty Hiring Process

Math Professor Wilfried Schmid publicly criticized what he viewed as administrators’ undue influence in the department’s current search at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ meeting earlier this month.


Gov. Students Discuss Recent Survey, How to Move Forward at Post-Dominguez Town Halls

Government students discussed department culture, course offerings, and responses to allegations of sexual misconduct against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez at consecutive town halls Friday.

Jill Abramson

Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

University Hall

FAS Council Ponders 'In-Between' Resolution to Shopping Week Debate

Members of the Faculty Council considered potential “in-between” resolutions to the ongoing debate over shopping week. Council member David L. Howell estimated that the full faculty may not hear and vote upon a formal proposal on the subject for more than a year.

Widener Library

Whitehead Appointed New Head of Harvard Library

Her selection comes after an international search conducted by a committee comprising University faculty members, administrators, and library leaders. The search process also included two town-hall meetings.