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Biology Professor Jeff Lichtman To Be Next Harvard FAS Dean of Sciences

Biology professor Jeff W. Lichtman will serve as the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ next dean of Science, FAS Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced Tuesday afternoon.​​​​​​​

GSAS Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Emma Dench
FAS

Harvard GSAS Dean Says Students Should Pursue Grad Degrees for ‘Love of the Discipline,’ Not Professorship

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Emma Dench said students should pursue graduate degrees out of passion for their research rather than a desire for professorship during a Tuesday interview with The Crimson.

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FAS

Philosophy Professor Sean Kelly To Serve as Next Arts and Humanities Dean

Philosophy professor Sean D. Kelly will serve as the next Arts and Humanities dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced Wednesday morning.

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Hoekstra Addresses Plagiarism Allegations Against Black Harvard Scholars, Condemns Attacks on Identity

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra “unequivocally” condemned “attacks targeting a person’s identity” in a Wednesday interview.

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FAS

3 Months After Gay Resigned, Harvard FAS Dean Says Presidential Search ‘Has Not Begun Yet’

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said in a Wednesday interview that Harvard’s governing boards have not launched the search for the University’s 31st president — even behind closed doors.

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In Sudden Reversal, Harvard To Require Standardized Testing for Next Admissions Cycle

Harvard will reinstate its standardized testing requirement in admissions beginning with the Class of 2029, a surprise reversal that could leave some students scrambling ahead of fall’s application deadlines.

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Harvard Prof. Eric Rentschler Sanctioned for Violating Sexual Harassment Policies

Germanic Languages and Literatures professor Eric Rentschler was placed on two-year administrative leave for violating the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ sexual and gender-based harassment and professional conduct policies, Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced in an internal email.​​​​​​​

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FAS

Garber, Corporation Members to Hold Town Hall with Harvard Faculty

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 and members of the Harvard Corporation will hold a town hall with faculty in the University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, FAS Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced in a Tuesday meeting.

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FAS

Harvard Faculty Extend Pass-Fail Deadline, Reject Earlier Deadline for Adding Classes

Harvard faculty narrowly rejected a contentious proposal to shift up the deadline for adding classes to the third Monday of the term, while overwhelmingly approving a proposal allowing undergraduates to switch to pass-fail grading through the eleventh Monday.

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FAS

Starting This Spring, Google to Limit Storage on Higher Education Accounts

Harvard University Information Technology will begin enforcing a default storage limit of 25 gigabytes on Google accounts starting this spring, according to a statement released by Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators last week.

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FAS

Arts and Humanities Faculty Say Next Dean Must Combat Declining Interest in the Division

With the search for the next Arts and Humanities dean underway, faculty said they want to be included in conversations about any divisional restructuring that takes place under the next dean.

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Central Administration

Sadun Resigned Over Concern Harvard Wouldn’t Implement Antisemitism Task Force Recommendations

Harvard Business School professor Raffaella Sadun resigned on Sunday as co-chair of the presidential task force on antisemitism after repeatedly considering stepping down because she felt the University would not commit to acting on its suggestions, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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‘This Has to Stop’: Harvard Set to Consider Institutional Neutrality

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is expected to announce a working group that will consider a policy of institutional neutrality, a move that comes just months after the University became embroiled in controversy over its response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

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FAS

Hoekstra Likely to Pick Arts and Humanities, Science Deans In ‘Next Few Months’

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra hopes to select two new divisional deans — in Science and in Arts and Humanities — within “the next few months,” she said in a Wednesday interview.

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FAS Dean Hoekstra Says Harvard Protest Guidance Lends ‘Clarity,’ Not Censorship

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra denied charges from student organizers that Harvard was looking to repress pro-Palestine protest during an interview Thursday, her first of the spring semester.

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