Messages from the Dean

University Hall with tourists around the John Harvard statue
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FAS Fall 2020 Plans

July 6, 2020

Dear members of the FAS community,

On June 15, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences provided an interim report on fall planning efforts that outlined three possible pathways for how we might return students to campus. After careful deliberation, and informed by extensive input from our community, we write today to announce our...

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New Dean of the Division of Continuing Education

June 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

It is with great excitement that I write to announce that Dr. Nancy Coleman has been named the next Dean of the Division of Continuing Education. She will assume the role on July 13, 2020. 

Nancy is an accomplished and nationally recognized leader in professional, continuing, and online learning who leads with a passion for student success and a deep commitment to expanding access and opportunities for non-traditional...

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Report on the Study of Harvard Athletics

June 5, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I am writing to share the results of the first-ever study of Harvard’s Department of Athletics. As we approach the Department’s centennial anniversary in 2026, we sought to gain insights that would help answer a fundamental question—how can Harvard build on a century of success to continue to set the standard for collegiate athletics for the next hundred years? To that end, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences commissioned the organizational research firm Mercer to study the culture of athletics at Harvard and document the experience of our student-athletes...

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FAS Response to Report Regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s Connections to Harvard

May 1, 2020

Dear members of the FAS community,
 
The disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender who solicited minors for prostitution, used charitable donations to establish relationships with a number of leading universities, including Harvard. In September, the University launched a review of Epstein’s donations and ties to Harvard, which was conducted by the Office of the General Counsel with the assistance of the law firm Foley Hoag. This afternoon President Bacow announced the results of that review to the Harvard community.... Read more about FAS Response to Report Regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s Connections to Harvard

Director of Athletics Search

November 14, 2019
Dear members of the Harvard Athletics community,
 
Following the announcement on October 17th that Bob Scalise would retire from his role as the Nichols Family Director of Athletics at the end of this academic year, I am writing to share information about the search for his successor.
 
The John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics at Harvard oversees the largest athletics program in the Ivy League, a broad club and intramural sports program, and an array of health and wellness resources that serve the entire University community. In leading the Department in... Read more about Director of Athletics Search

Dean of DCE Search

December 2, 2019

Dear colleagues,
 


Following the announcement earlier this fall that Hunt Lambert would retire from his role as Dean of the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) at the end of this calendar year, I write today to share information about the search for his successor.... Read more about Dean of DCE Search