Boylston Hall

A Report Suggested Big Changes to the Arts & Humanities. The Division’s New Dean Is Taking It Slow.

Harvard’s Arts and Humanities division will centralize its administrative services and develop new introductory courses, Sean D. Kelly announced on Tuesday in his email as the division’s new dean.​​​​​​​

Sunset Over Harvard Yard Encampment on May 7

Harvard Reverses Decision to Suspend 5 Pro-Palestine Protesters Following Faculty Council Appeal

The Harvard College Administrative Board reversed its decision to suspend five students for their participation in the pro-Palestine encampment after the Faculty Council weighed in on the disciplinary cases.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi Hoekstra

Harvard FAS Dean Hoekstra Distances Herself from Social Science Dean’s Calls for Faculty Speech Limits

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said on Monday that she would not sanction faculty members who criticize Harvard’s administration, forcefully distancing herself from an op-ed written by one of her own top deans.

University Hall Door

Faculty Form AAUP Chapter, Decry ‘Structural Problems’ in Harvard’s Governance

A group of Harvard faculty formed a chapter of the American Association of University Professors on Wednesday, the latest move by professors to organize in support of shared goals following a year of heightened faculty activism at the University.

Christopher Edley Jr.

‘Ask the Big, Hard Questions’: HLS Professor Christopher Edley Jr. Dies at 71

Christopher F. Edley Jr., a former Harvard Law School professor who advised U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton on affirmative action, died earlier last month. He was 71.

Zoe Marks
Harvard Kennedy School

Zoe Marks Named Director of Harvard Center for African Studies

Zoe Marks, a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will serve as the next faculty director of the Center for African Studies, the center announced Thursday.

Karen Thornber

Karen Thornber Named Harvard’s Next Faculty Director of Derek Bok Center

Karen L. Thornber, a professor of Literature and East Asian Studies, will serve as the next Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Will No Longer Require Diversity Statements

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will stop requiring a diversity, inclusion, and belonging statement as part of its faculty hiring process, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser announced in a Monday morning email.

CS50 Lecture
Computer Science

‘CS50 Changed My Life’: 25 Years After Shuttleboy, David J. Malan ’99 Reflects on Path to Teaching

Every fall, hundreds of students — sometimes as many as 800 — pack into Sanders Theatre for a course that promises to be “an experience,” unlike any other the College has to offer.

Cornel West at 2023 Department of Peace Awards Ceremony

2024 Presidential Candidate Cornel West ’74’s Life as a ‘Love Warrior’

Cornel R. West ’74 brought a book with him just in case the party quieted down.

Afro Protest

Affirmative Action, Activism, and Afro-American Studies: The Class of 1974 Looks Back on Racial Progress

Between debate over affirmative action, the inception of an Afro-American Studies department, and the rise of student activism and groups like the African and African American Resistance Organizations, the Class of 1974 went through Harvard at a pivotal time in the history of race relations and Black students on campus.

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Central Administration

Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Harvard’s Faculty Push for a Role in Governance

After months of watching Harvard endure crisis after crisis, the faculty — the University’s “sleeping giant” — have risen from their slumber. And they are demanding a seat at the table.

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Copy-and-Paste: How Allegations of Plagiarism Became the Culture War’s New Frontier

Harvard had already found itself in the crossfires of the culture war. But with new software at their disposal and a trove of unscrutinized scholarship to dive into, the plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay had opened up a new frontier.

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Central Administration

Harvard’s Academic Workers Unionized. But in a Year of Labor Ups and Downs, How Did They Win?

Harvard’s cohort of unionized student workers nearly doubled over the past year. The largest successful union — Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto workers — now represents more than 3,000 non-tenure-track faculty. Ahead of its first contract, the group is taking aim at the very structure of academic employment.

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Central Administration

‘No One is Doing More’: Harvard President Alan Garber Looks To Reverse Donor Revolt

As the University prepares for a long-term downturn in giving, interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is leading the charge to woo back disillusioned donors.