Dean Today, President Tomorrow: Gay Reflects on 5 Years Leading Harvard FAS
As Harvard students packed up to scatter across the globe for winter vacation, the University dropped a surprise announcement: Claudine Gay, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, had been chosen to become Harvard’s next president. After the celebrations, however, the FAS geared up to face its next big challenge: replacing its leader.
Harvard Lifted Sanctions on Epstein-Associated Professor Martin Nowak in March
Martin A. Nowak, the Harvard professor sanctioned in 2021 for his association with sex trafficker Jeffrey E. Epstein, had all his advising and research privileges restored in March, a faculty department chair confirmed last week.
Harvard Faculty Approve Leave of Absence Policy Changes, Bid Bacow Farewell at Last Meeting of Semester
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted to approve an amended Harvard College Student Handbook with an updated leave of absence policy at a Tuesday afternoon meeting in Sanders Theatre — the final meeting of the semester.
Jeffrey Epstein Met With Harvard Professor Martin Nowak and Noam Chomsky in 2015 in Harvard Office
Financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey E. Epstein met with Harvard professor Martin A. Nowak, linguist Noam Chomsky, and other unidentified academics in March 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Harvard SEAS Faculty Reflect on Outgoing Dean, Say Successor Should Be Top Scholar
As Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III prepares to depart from Harvard after eight years at the school, SEAS professors reflected on his tenure and voiced preferences for a successor who builds on his key initiatives.
Dan Schrag, Top Harvard Climate Scientist, Faces Allegations of Bullying and Toxicity Spanning Two Decades
A nationally respected voice on climate science and policy, Harvard professor Daniel P. Schrag faced disciplinary measures in 2021 after students and staff raised concerns about his professional conduct. In interviews over the past year, more than two dozen people have said Schrag created a poor working environment for those around him over the past two decades.
As Gay Ascends to Presidency, 61 Percent of Surveyed Faculty Say They’re Satisfied With Her Election
Harvard faculty who responded to The Crimson’s annual survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they were largely satisfied with FAS Dean Claudine Gay’s tenure and recent election to Harvard’s presidency.
Ex-Harvard Chemist Charles Lieber Spared Additional Prison Time, Will Serve 6 Months House Arrest
Former Harvard chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber was spared additional time in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday and ordered to serve six months of house arrest, after he was convicted of lying to government investigators about his ties to China.
Former Harvard Professor Charles Lieber Asks for No Prison Time Ahead of Sentencing, Citing Cancer Battle
As convicted ex-Harvard professor Charles M. Lieber awaits his sentencing hearing on Wednesday for lying to federal investigators about his ties to China, his attorneys asked a federal judge to spare him from prison, while prosecutors requested a 90-day sentence last week.
Amid FAS Dean Search, Divest Harvard Demands New Dean Reject Fossil Fuel Funding
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, a student climate advocacy organization, released a letter calling on Harvard to select a Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean who will restrict the influence of the fossil fuel industry on academic research.
Harvard Provost Garber Says ‘No Announcement is Imminent’ in FAS Dean Search
Two months after Harvard launched the search for the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said during an interview on Thursday that the process is “well underway,” but “no announcement is imminent.”
Who the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Want as Harvard’s Most Powerful Dean
As Claudine Gay prepares to move from her station in University Hall to the president’s office across Harvard Yard, one of her most important tasks will be to select her own successor as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. With the search now in motion, several FAS professors spoke with The Crimson about their hopes for the successor to Harvard’s most powerful dean.
Harvard Sciences Dean Stubbs Offers No Comment on Interest in FAS Dean Vacancy
Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs declined to comment on whether he is interested in succeeding University President-elect Claudine Gay as the next Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean, calling the position a very “demanding” role.
Judge Allows Most Counts in Comaroff Harassment Lawsuit Against Harvard to Proceed
A federal judge on Monday allowed a majority of the counts in a lawsuit filed last year against Harvard alleging that the University ignored sexual harassment and retaliation complaints against professor John L. Comaroff to proceed while dismissing one count.
On Harvard FAS Dean Search, Social Sciences Dean Says, ‘Thank Goodness I Don’t Have That Job.’
Harvard’s Dean of Social Sciences Lawrence D. Bobo said he does not want to succeed University President-Elect Claudine Gay as the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, but added that he believes the next dean should come from the University’s own ranks.