FAS Spring Term Update

January 5, 2022

Dear FAS community,

Yesterday the University shared a comprehensive update on Omicron and its implications for our campus operations. As was noted, we continue to see record high numbers of positive cases among members of the Harvard community, consistent with trends in the region and the nation, driven by this highly transmissible variant....

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FAS Activities in January

December 18, 2021

Dear colleagues,

As you saw in the message this morning, the University is carefully monitoring the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases, and particularly the spread of the Omicron variant, which is proving to be highly transmissible. The University has asked Schools to move to remote learning during January term, and to reduce the density of on-campus activities for the first three weeks of...

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Report of the FAS Task Force on Visual Culture and Signage

December 6, 2021

Dear members of the FAS community,

Last fall, as one of several steps the FAS is taking to advance racial justice in our community, I charged the FAS Task Force on Visual Culture and Signage with articulating a vision for how we evolve a more inclusive visual culture in FAS spaces, connecting our past with our present and our hopes for the future. After extensive outreach within our community and...

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Becoming founders of a future FAS

November 2, 2021

Dean launches 3-year strategic planning process to open door to greater flexibility, innovation in teaching, research.

Strike authorization vote: FAS resources for contingency planning

September 27, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Last week, faculty across the University received an update on student unionization from Provost Alan Garber. While contract negotiations continue, the Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW) has put a strike authorization vote (SAV) forward to its members, and voting is expected to conclude on Thursday, September 30. If the SAV passes, it would authorize...

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Welcome back!

August 23, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, and researcher colleagues,

As the summer months wane and we begin to welcome our full student body to campus for the first time in over eighteen months, the anticipation to be together again is palpable. Returning to the classroom, reengaging in the transformative work of in-person teaching and research, and reclaiming the animated campus experience so central to our institutional identity are finally within reach. After months of intense planning and preparation, it’s an exciting moment full of possibility, deep significance, and heightened emotion. In...

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