A day after the Faculty of Arts and Sciences released a program for early faculty retirement, professors said that they found the plan “generous,” but expressed concern that vacated positions would not be filled as FAS continues to face a $110 million deficit.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and four of the University's professional schools offered retirement plans to members of their faculty earlier today, marking the realization of an idea that surfaced when it became clear last fall that the University's endowment would be hard-hit by the financial crisis.
University President Drew G. Faust announced a collaborative effort with a South African university to improve the country’s education systems last Thursday during a six-day trip there, the first time a sitting University president has travelled to the African continent.
Harvard and five other institutions of higher learning signed a statement articulating their commitment to promoting medical technology accessibility to developing countries on Monday, stirring both criticism among students that the University did not do enough.
Marking the start of the University’s Public Service Week on Monday, University President Drew G. Faust called upon the Harvard community to renew its commitment to service, as administrators seek to strengthen connections to career opportunities in the federal government.