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Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

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FAS

Henry Rosovsky, Former Harvard FAS Dean, Remembered for Contributions to Undergrad Education and African American Studies

Rosovsky, who served as the dean of the FAS from 1973 to 1984, died on Nov. 11 in his home in Cambridge.

Registrar's Office
FAS

Harvard FAS Releases Schedule for Previous-Term Course Registration

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences set a timeline for the school’s full transition from shopping week into previous-term registration for the spring 2024 semester, FAS Registrar Erika McDonald announced Tuesday.

Catherine Dulac, Robert J. Sampson, & Arlene H. Sharpe ’75
FAS

Three Harvard Scholars Named University Professors, Highest Faculty Distinction

Harvard scholars Catherine Dulac, Robert J. Sampson, and Arlene H. Sharpe ’75 will become University Professors, Harvard’s highest faculty distinction, next year.

Sara N. Bleich
FAS Administration

Public Health Professor Sara Bleich Selected to Lead Legacy of Slavery Initiatives

Harvard School of Public Health professor Sara N. Bleich has been tapped to oversee the implementation of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initiative as the inaugural vice provost for special projects, the University announced on Nov. 14.

Dean Claudine Gay
FAS

Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback

After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.

FAS

Does FAS Dean Claudine Gay Have Her Eye on the Harvard Presidency? ‘I Have a Great Job,’ She Says.

Though some faculty members put forward Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay as a candidate for the University’s next president, she remained adamant that her focus is on her current work as dean in an interview Wednesday.

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Student Groups

Undergrads Submit Proposal to Remove Sackler Name From Campus Buildings

Members of the Harvard College Overdose Prevention and Education Students, a campus group dedicated to overdose awareness, urged the University to remove Arthur M. Sackler’s name from campus buildings in a proposal submitted Monday.

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FAS

With Bacow Set to Step Down, Some Faculty Want Harvard’s Next President to be From a Different Mold

In interviews after Bacow's announcement that he would step down next year, faculty members offered a wide range of hopes for Harvard’s next president: Some say they want someone from a different academic background, and many others vie for a candidate who will use the perch of the University presidency to tackle global social issues.

FAS

One Third of Surveyed Harvard Faculty Believe A Colleague in Their Department Was Unjustly Denied Tenure

Around one third of respondents to The Crimson’s annual survey of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences reported that they believe at least one colleague in their department has been unjustly denied tenure.

Dean Claudine Gay
FAS

FAS Dean Gay ‘Satisfied’ with Vote to End Shopping Week in Favor of Previous-Term Registration

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview Wednesday she is “satisfied” with the faculty’s vote to approve of a new previous-term course registration system that will do away with shopping week, adding that she is “confident” the FAS can still provide a “transformative Harvard College experience.”

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College

Harvard College to Combine Four Offices Into New Office of Student Services

Harvard College will combine four existing offices into a new Office of Student Services beginning July 1, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in a Tuesday email to Harvard affiliates.

FAS Dean Gay
FAS

Gay Outlines FAS Process for Removing Controversial Names from Spaces, Titles

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay outlined the process the FAS will adopt to consider requests to remove the names or representations of individuals from its buildings, spaces, programs, or professorships in an email to FAS affiliates Thursday.

Shopping Week
FAS Administration

Students Rally to Save Shopping Week, Urge Faculty to Vote Against Previous-Term Registration

A small group of undergraduates rallied to preserve shopping week in Harvard’s Science Center Plaza Monday, urging faculty to vote against a proposal for previous-term course registration at the next faculty meeting on May 3.

Dean Claudine Gay
FAS

FAS is Hosting Informational Sessions about Tenure Review Process Changes, Gay Says

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview last week the FAS has been hosting informational sessions about upcoming changes to the tenure review process for tenure-track faculty.

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