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.
For the second year in a row, a record number of students applied to and enrolled in the English department’s creative writing workshops. This spring, the program includes 24 workshops — another all-time high — in both fiction and non-fiction disciplines.
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.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said Monday she is working to recruit three professors who study ethnicity, after the loss of two tenure-track professors specializing in Asian-American studies angered ethnic studies advocates.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay called Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.’s response to students’ concerns over his decision to represent Harvey Weinstein “insufficient” in an interview Monday.
Harvard raised $1.42 billion in fiscal year 2018, the University’s largest-ever annual fundraising sum, and a higher education record. The total represents a more than 10 percent growth over its fiscal year 2017 donation income.
Allegations of plagiarism embroiled former New York Times Executive Editor and Harvard lecturer Jill E. Abramson ’76, whose latest book, “Merchants of Truth,” came under scrutiny from journalists Wednesday.
Harvard astronomers have identified a cosmic signature that might help scientists understand what happened before the Big Bang. The paper provides a possible test to determine what happened before the Big Bang, a question that has long puzzled physicists and astronomers alike.
The University has asked graduate students working on departmental mental health surveys to temporarily stop submitting reports containing the results, the Graduate Student Council announced at its first monthly meeting of the year Wednesday.
Harvard officials responded positively to a memo suggesting Harvard commission an external review of the University’s response to accusations of sexual harassment against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez, according to a report released Wednesday morning.
Bacow Announces Anti-Harassment Initiatives, Faculty Spar Over Concurrent Degree Proposal at Meeting
Harvard will join a group of higher education institutions focused on combating harassment and discrimination, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced at the faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality — though currently a small program offering only undergraduate degrees and graduate secondary fields — is working towards one day becoming a “full-fledged” department, Acting Chair of WGS Françoise Lionnet said in an interview Friday.
Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. sharply criticized Harvard’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. in a Jan. 29 RealClearInvestigations article that identifies him multiple times as Fryer’s lawyer.