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Crimson staff writer

Neil H. Shah

Neil H. Shah is the Technology Chair of The Crimson's 151st Guard. He also covers the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Administration.

Crimson staff writer Neil H. Shah can be reached at neil.shah@thecrimson.com. Follow him on X @neilhshah15.

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Faculty Form AAUP Chapter, Decry ‘Structural Problems’ in Harvard’s Governance

A group of Harvard faculty formed a chapter of the American Association of University Professors on Wednesday, the latest move by professors to organize in support of shared goals following a year of heightened faculty activism at the University.

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3 Harvard Faculty Divisions Approve Motion to Select Delegates to Design a Faculty Senate

Three Harvard faculties, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, overwhelmingly voted in favor of selecting delegates to a body tasked with designing a University-wide faculty senate.

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Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Will No Longer Require Diversity Statements

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will stop requiring a diversity, inclusion, and belonging statement as part of its faculty hiring process, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser announced in a Monday morning email.

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Co-Chairs of Harvard Legacy of Slavery Memorial Committee Slam University in Resignation Letter

The co-chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery memorial project committee slammed the University in their resignation letter, alleging that their timeline was rushed by administrators.

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Harvard Corporation’s Newest Member Donates $20 Million for Arts & Humanities, Financial Aid

Billionaires Joseph Y. Bae ’94 and Janice Y.K. Lee ’94 donated $20 million to Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to endow the Arts and Humanities deanship and bolster financial aid for undergraduates.

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‘He Liked to Provoke’: Foreshadowing Tom Cotton ’99

More than 25 years ago, Tom B. Cotton ’99 helped organize Harvard Model Congress. But playing pretend apparently wasn’t enough.

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Jensen Leaves Harvard After 4-Month Tenure as FAS Communications Chief

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Communications Holly J. Jensen has departed from Harvard after less than four months in the role.

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Chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Memorial Committee Resign Over Timeline Disagreement

Tracy K. Smith ’94 and Dan I. Byers resigned as co-chairs of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery memorial committee over frustrations that senior Harvard administrators were trying to rush their process.

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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Talks Justice, Civic Engagement at Radcliffe Day

Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor discussed the strains of serving on a rightward-shifting court while speaking  at Harvard’s annual Radcliffe Day ceremony, at which she was awarded the 2024 Radcliffe Medal.​​​​​​​

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West Point Colonel Addresses Harvard Graduates at First-Ever Veterans’ Affinity Celebration

U.S. Army Colonel and West Point professor Everett Spain urged graduating Harvard veterans to treat their degree as a “commission to do good” during the University’s first annual veterans’ affinity graduation celebration.

Chabad Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi Walks Out of Commencement 2024
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Rabbi Zarchi Confronted Maria Ressa, Walked Off Stage Over Her Harvard Commencement Speech

Harvard Chabad Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi confronted Maria Ressa on stage at Commencement after he took issue with a remark in her speech that he considered to be antisemitic.

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Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Harvard’s Faculty Push for a Role in Governance

After months of watching Harvard endure crisis after crisis, the faculty — the University’s “sleeping giant” — have risen from their slumber. And they are demanding a seat at the table.

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Copy-and-Paste: How Allegations of Plagiarism Became the Culture War’s New Frontier

Harvard had already found itself in the crossfires of the culture war. But with new software at their disposal and a trove of unscrutinized scholarship to dive into, the plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay had opened up a new frontier.

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Central Administration

Nearly 400 Pro-Israel Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Urging ‘Significant Consequences’ for Protesters

Nearly 400 pro-Israel Harvard alumni and affiliates signed an open letter to interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 condemning “the alarming escalation of antisemitism” on campus during the pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard.

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The FAS Undermined the Ad Board. Now, the Harvard Corporation Must Take a Side.

The notion that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is Harvard’s most powerful faculty is something of a cliché. But the FAS put any lingering doubts to rest on Monday.

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