FAS Dean Gay Says She Feels ‘Encouraged’ for the Future of Race-Conscious Admissions After SCOTUS Hearings
After Monday’s Supreme Court hearings for the pair of anti-affirmative action lawsuits, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said she “felt encouraged” that the case for race-conscious admissions “was laid out in a really compelling way” in an interview Wednesday.
Despite pandemic-related limitations, Cambridge will proceed with its annual round of participatory budgeting, City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said in a press release last week.
In the face of a financial crisis, Harvard Athletics has deferred all capital projects and is considering other cost-cutting moves.
The UC voted to allocate $15,000 to student programming during Wintersession — the period marking the last 10 days of winter break — at its meeting Sunday.
“The hope is that the proceeds from the sale of that building will allow us to pay off a significant part of our debt," Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 said.
Cambridge city councillors lauded a recently proposed $574 million city budget for the 2017 fiscal year that appropriated millions of dollars for projects in Harvard Square, and increased educational funding while holding property taxes relatively steady.
For the city's first participatory budget, Cambridge residents 12 and up will be able to vote on projects proposed by residents for city improvements.
Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future.
Harvard’s small surplus is a move into the black after recent years of deficits large and small. The progress was largely fueled by the first public year of fundraising for the Harvard Campaign.
Eliot House Committee leaders agreed midday Thursday to allow their proposed budget to be published by the Undergraduate Council alongside other House committee budgets, but only after a tense back-and-forth.
The University will significantly restructure the benefit plans it offers to non-union employees, cutting premiums but introducing, for the first time, a deductible at the point of care.
The day before Undergraduate Council leaders plan to ask University President Drew G. Faust for $250,000 in additional funding, Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister said that “it makes sense” to give the UC more money to fund student groups.