Congress Members Call on Harvard and Grad Union to ‘Resolve Their Differences’ and Settle a Contract
United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Andrew S. Levin (D-Mich.) called on Harvard and its graduate student union to set apart their differences and settle the union’s first labor contract in a virtual conversation posted to Twitter in late April.
Faculty to Discuss Fall Courses, Simultaneous Enrollment; Extension School Courses Likely Online Only
In its first monthly meeting since faculty and students cleared Harvard’s campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote over Zoom on course lists for the fall semester Tuesday, as well as a motion to simplify procedures for simultaneous enrollment.
Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences placed Physics professor Martin A. Nowak on paid administrative leave Friday after a review into Harvard’s ties to Jeffrey E. Epstein found extensive and previously unreported contact between the professor and the convicted sex offender, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in an email to affiliates Friday afternoon.
After Harvard administrators announced Monday that the fall semester may take place online, faculty have begun preparing in earnest for the possibility of continued remote teaching.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences expects to reach a decision on the format of its fall semester no later than July, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in an email to faculty and staff Monday.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Thursday that a multitude of reviews and administrator searches underway across the FAS remain on schedule, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Harvard will name its next Athletics Director by the end of the academic year despite a University-wide hiring freeze implemented in response to the coronavirus crisis.
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Thursday that she and other higher education administrators are looking for “rigorous and creative” solutions to ensure academic progress for all students this fall.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Suspends Capital Projects and Faculty Searches After University-Wide Freezes
After Harvard announced University-wide hiring and salary freezes, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences indefinitely placed faculty searches and capital projects on hold.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Unable to Cover FY2020 Budget After Netting $30 Million in Coronavirus Losses
Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences is unable to cover its budget for Fiscal Year 2020 after incurring more than $30 million in “unforeseen expenses and lost revenue” due to the coronavirus pandemic, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in an email to faculty and staff Friday.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not convene its monthly meeting in April, Secretary of the Faculty Susan L. Lively announced in an email to faculty and guests Wednesday.
Harvard College Adopts Universal Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading for Spring 2020 Due to Coronavirus
Harvard College will adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay and Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh announced in respective emails to faculty and students Friday afternoon.
Almost as soon as Harvard College announced Friday that it would adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester, undergraduates variously responded with elation, relief, and fury at the change.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay wrote in an email to FAS tenure-track faculty Thursday that Harvard will offer many of them the option to extend their current appointments and postpone their promotion reviews by up to a year in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Schools and administrative units across the University will pilot a remote work system for staff next week to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will pilot a remote work system for staff to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, FAS Dean Claudine Gay wrote in an email Thursday.
Majority of Surveyed Faculty Say Harvard Should Review Circumstances Behind García Peña’s Tenure Denial
A majority — 61 percent — of respondents to a Crimson survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences said the University should review the circumstances behind its decision to deny tenure to Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia García Peña, whose research engages with race and ethnicity.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said her office’s fall 2020 review of tenure procedures will examine neither Harvard’s use of ad hoc committees nor individual tenure denials.
Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in a Friday interview that he is planning to hire two new junior faculty members after engaging in a search that sought out job candidates specifically for their teaching, scholarship, and ability to strengthen “diversity, inclusion, and belonging” in the Sciences division.
A federal appeals court last month affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit by former Harvard associate professor Kimberly S. Theidon, ending her long-running lawsuit alleging that the University unfairly denied her tenure.
More than 100 faculty members signed a Dec. 11 letter to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay that prompted Gay to initiate a review of the FAS tenure promotion system.