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Undergraduate Access to Campus

July 30, 2020
Dear Colleagues,
 
We are preparing for a fall semester unlike any we have previously encountered. Over the past several months, we have engaged hundreds of colleagues in considering how best to return to campus, with the health and safety of our community as our primary consideration. Now, as our planning goes into practice, we need your help to implement new procedures.... Read more about Undergraduate Access to Campus
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Fighting bigotry with art

July 15, 2020

This past spring, Eric Zhou and Jerrica Li launched The Wave, a new, student-run, pan-Asian literary and arts magazine, with the goal of bringing people together to celebrate art and identity. Their mission took on new urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which first emerged in China, and the ensuing rise of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia here and elsewhere in the world.... Read more about Fighting bigotry with art

Support for our International Students and Scholars

July 8, 2020
Dear members of the FAS community,
 
Shortly after Monday’s announcement about our plans for the fall semester, we learned that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced new regulations that imperil the lives and academic progress of our international students and scholars. These new guidelines directly undermine the careful planning and approach we have taken for fall, specifically our plans to deliver all graduate and... Read more about Support for our International Students and Scholars

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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