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FAS Administration

FAS

FAS Reduces Budget Deficit

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has cut down its deficit to $80 million, which amounts to a $30 million decrease since FAS Dean Michael D. Smith announced in September that the University’s largest school had cut half of its projected deficit, according to a high-ranking FAS administrator.

FAS

Dean Smith Presents Positive Picture of FAS Finances at Faculty Meeting

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith delivered a notably optimistic financial outlook for FAS yesterday, though the University’s largest school faced a projected $110 million annual deficit as of Sept. 15.

FAS

FAS To Lift Salary Freeze

In what may be an early sign that the budget is recovering, Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Michael D. Smith announced yesterday that he would end the salary freezes placed on faculty and staff last December.

College Administration

Faculty Calls For Library Funding

With budget cuts looming over Harvard’s numerous libraries, more than a hundred faculty members signed off on an impassioned letter calling on top University administrators to increase funding for library acquisitions.

FAS

FAS, Four Other University Schools Offer Retirement Plan for Faculty Members

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and four of the University’s professional schools offered a voluntary retirement program yesterday to eligible members of their faculties, marking the culmination of months of planning initiated by the fiscal troubles of the last academic year.

Central Administration

Professors in Several Parts of University Offered Retirement Package

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.

FAS Administration

Faculty Finance Dean Departs

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has lost another top financial administrator in the midst of its struggle with a $110 million budget deficit.

Social Sciences Division

Social Sciences Departments Share Staff

As Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences struggles to reduce a $110 million deficit, two social science departments have merged ...

FAS

New Law To Help University Finances

University officials may increase endowment spending by as much as $50 million this year in light of a Massachusetts state ...

FAS

Faculty Voices Library Unease

Members of the task force on Harvard’s libraries emphasized the dire problems confronting one of the University's most cherished resources.

FAS

FAS Reports Surplus, Stresses Continuing Deficit Threat

In a move that clarified why administrators have tamed fiscal messages of late after months of stressing the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ impending financial deficit, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith delivered the news Friday that the school had posted a $58.6 million surplus in its unrestricted funds for the fiscal year that ended June 2009.

FAS Administration

FAS Reports Windfall Surplus

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith delivered the news Friday that the school had posted a $58.6 million surplus in its unrestricted funds for the fiscal year that closed in June 2009.

FAS Administration

Harvard Looks To Rename A School

The Faculty of Arts and Science held an open discussion to update the name of the Harvard Extension School at yesterday’s Faculty meeting in an effort to align the name with that of peer institutions and with the century-old program’s current mission.

FAS Administration

Ciotti Appointed FAS HR Dean

Christine C. Ciotti, the Harvard School of Public Health’s head of human resources, has been named the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ new Associate Dean for Human Resources, effective Nov. 9, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith announced in an e-mail to staff yesterday.

FAS Administration

Faculty Meeting Lacks Usual Cookies

The first Faculty meeting of the year kicked off without a regular staple: cookies to complement professors’ tea and coffee.

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