FAS Authorizes Three Ethnic Studies Faculty Candidates For Appointment
Harvard has authorized three faculty candidates specializing in ethnic studies for appointment, a significant step in its long-running cluster hire for professors in the field.
Grad Student Union Strike Disrupts Freshman Parents Weekend
Harvard’s graduate student union picketed freshman parents weekend events Thursday and Friday, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s welcoming address and lectures open to visiting parents, to maximize the effects of its three-day strike.
Strike Day 1: Graduate Students Begin Picketing in Harvard Yard and Longwood
Shouts echoed across campus Wednesday as Harvard’s graduate student union launched a three-day strike, its second walkout in two years.
Hutchins Center Explores the Legacy of Eugenics in New England, at Harvard
Prominent historians and scholars convened virtually on Wednesday to discuss the legacy of eugenics in New England and at Harvard in a conference hosted by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
Twenty Years Later, Faculty, Alums Recall Experiencing 9/11 at Harvard
Twenty years after the attacks of Sept. 11, Harvard affiliates recall what campus was like following the news of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the U.S. Pentagon and the hijacking of four planes.
Psychology Professor James Sidanius, Leading Scholar and ‘Renaissance Man,’ Dies at 75
Harvard Psychology and African and African American Studies professor James H. Sidanius died on June 29 at age 75.
Harvard Researchers Identify Accuracy Concerns in Census Bureau’s New Privacy System
Harvard Government and Statistics researchers found in a study published last month that a new method used by the United States Census Bureau to increase privacy could potentially bias data used for redistricting.
Economics Professor Isaiah Andrews Awarded Clark Medal
Professor of Economics Isaiah S. Andrews won the John Bates Clark Medal earlier this month for his contributions to the field of econometrics.
First Amendment Experts Discuss Inclusion and Free Speech in Academia
First Amendment legal scholars convened to discuss the complexities of supporting freedom of speech and fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging in academia during a Tuesday webinar.
Researchers at Harvard’s GenderSci Lab Explore Connections Among Race, Sex, and Covid-19 Mortalities
Researchers at Harvard’s GenderSci Lab investigated the intersectionality of race, sex, and Covid-19 mortalities, as detailed in a study published earlier this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Democrats and Republicans Live Segregated Even within Neighborhoods, Harvard Researchers Find
Harvard researchers found that partisan sorting occurs not only on the regional, state, and county level, but even within cities and neighborhoods.
‘Steering Your Own Ship’: Committee Concentrations Forge Unique Paths for Students and Faculty
In addition to the full departments under the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 10 nondepartmental degree programs overseen by Standing Committees of the FAS offer undergraduate concentrations. Both faculty on these committees and students under these concentrations acknowledge the unique characteristics of pursuing one’s studies under such an administration.
‘Part of the Colonial Enterprise’: Scholars, Advocates React to Discovery of the Remains of Enslaved People in Peabody Museum Collections
In the wake of Harvard’s announcement that the Peabody Museum had found the remains of fifteen people who had possibly been enslaved in its collections, scholars and curation advocates reacted to the implications of the Museum’s discovery.
Survivors, Advocates Respond to Domínguez External Review
Two women who were harassed by Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez said they were pleased with some aspects of the University's external review released Thursday, but feel deeper systematic changes are still needed at Harvard to protect women from harassment.
Advising from Afar: Tutors Adapt to a Virtual Year
As the pandemic scattered Harvard students across the world this semester, resident and non-resident tutors alike have endeavored to preserve a sense of community that has long defined Harvard residential life.
Harvard Kennedy School Student Mateo Gomez Remembered as ‘Caring, Calm, and Selfless’
Tom Hanks Named Harvard 2023 Commencement Speaker
Yoshito Kishi, Organic Chemist Who Climbed ‘Mount Everest’ of Synthesis, Dies at 85
Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey to Undergo External Investigation Amid Allegations Against Coach
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions