Three men, one at each end and one at the middle, slowly and gingerly lifted the wooden lid as if handling a giant eggshell. Quietly offering each other direction and status reports, they glided a few steps and placed the lid atop a Styrofoam support structure for safekeeping.... Read more about Good things come in ancient packages
Today, the internet is a sensory free-for-all: Pop-up ads burst into articles every few paragraphs, stealing the screen with lollipop colors and music, shouting product information from unseen corners. The human body is not so different. Every fingernail, elbow, nostril, and eyebrow is constantly vying for the brain’s attention.... Read more about Getting the brain’s attention
Over the last few days I have heard from students, alumni, friends, and colleagues expressing support for ethnic studies at Harvard and calling for an institutional commitment to the field. I write today to state unequivocally my commitment to building ethnic studies at Harvard and to describe how I am working toward that goal.... Read more about Building the Future of Ethnic Studies at Harvard
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
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
Yesterday, a member of our faculty returned to her office in the company of graduate students to find a note tacked to her door bearing hateful and obscene language that insulted her ethnicity and immigrant status, challenged her right to be at Harvard, and wished her ill.... Read more about A message from President Bacow and Dean Gay