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Ruth A. Hailu

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Dean Francis J. Doyle III

SEAS Dean Doyle Moves 'Full Steam Ahead' In Face of Challenges

From his time at Santa Barbara as a professor, researcher, and director, to his time here at Harvard as dean, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III’s colleagues have consistently praised his ability to prioritize students and mentorship while also balancing administrative commitments.

Student Groups

In Second Annual BRIDGE Week, Harvard SEAS Celebrates Diversity in STEM

BRIDGE Week originated as an effort by the leaders of three student organizations at SEAS to celebrate a SEAS alumnus who had contributed to engineering and advanced diversity in STEM.

Harvard Business School

First Undergrad Cohort Chosen for Harvard Technology Innovation Fellows Program

Fourteen Harvard College juniors have been selected as members of the first cohort of the Undergraduate Technology Innovation Fellows Program, an initiative between SEAS and the Business School that seeks to bridge technology and entrepreneurship through courses, workshops, and seminars.


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.

Dean Francis J. Doyle III

SEAS Dean Doyle Outlines Efforts to ‘Close the Gap’ Between Allston and Cambridge Campuses

With the construction of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ new complex in Allston almost complete, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said one of his foremost priorities is to “close the gap” — both physical and perceptual — between the new facilities and the main campus in Cambridge.

Francis J. Doyle III

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Pursues Industry Partnerships

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said in a February interview that creating corporate partnerships continues to be one of his top priorities. He said Harvard has historically lagged behind its peer institutions in these efforts and stressed the numerous benefits these industry relationships could bring.

Philosophy Department

Joint CS and Philosophy Initiative, Embedded EthiCS, Triples in Size to 12 Courses

Embedded EthiCS — an interdisciplinary initiative between the Computer Science and Philosophy departments — has expanded to a dozen courses in the Computer Science department this semester and will extend to other disciplines in the near future.


In Wake of Climate Survey, SEAS Administrators and Students Reflect on Diversity Initiatives

SEAS has implemented a number of diversity and inclusion measures following a survey that found more than a quarter of respondents have experienced harassment or discrimination.

Soldiers Field Road

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.


Nada Amin To Join Harvard Computer Science Faculty

Nada Amin will join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty this fall as an associate, the school announced Tuesday.

Camp Fire Smoke
Student Life

Harvard Students Recall Loss, Fear, Hope After California Wildfires

On Nov. 8, two major wind-driven wildfires began to ravage cities in California, worrying undergraduates from throughout the state as they watched the unpredictable firestorm.

Leverett: McKinlock Courtyard
House Life

Harvard Administrators Investigating Racist Drawings Found in Leverett House

Leverett House staff and the Dean of Students Office are currently investigating “deeply disturbing and offensive images” drawn on a House public whiteboard.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergrads Form First Campus Group for All Mixed-Race Students

The Undergrad Union of Mixed Students received official recognition from the UC earlier this month as the first group on campus for all mixed race students.

John Pomeroy
House Life

Beloved Dunster Security Guard John Pomeroy Dies at Age 74

Throughout his 14 years at Dunster, John Pomeroy was a fixture of the House. He was a jokester, a storyteller, and a true friend to all who stepped into his office.

DACA Protest

As Harvard Responds to Immigration Policy Changes, Faculty Want a Bigger Role

Harvard faculty say they hope they can use their platform and expertise to support staff and students directly affected by immigration issues.