I hope that you have had a chance to read the report from the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging that President Faust shared earlier this week. The Task Force did thoughtful and thorough consultation, engaging each of Harvard’s Schools to learn from all their many programs and approaches, structures and committees, challenges and successes. Their report speaks eloquently to what we have long known to be true: that academic excellence requires diversity—of perspectives, methods, and experiences. It also requires an environment characterized by the free exchange of ideas. These principles are fundamentally linked and mutually reinforcing.
It is with a profound sense of gratitude for the opportunity to have served the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences that I write today to inform you of my decision to step down as dean. While I am genuinely excited by the promise of incoming President Bacow’s tenure, after more than a decade serving the FAS, I am very much looking forward to returning to the classroom and...
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) today awarded the Centennial Medal to four outstanding alumni whose contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society have made a fundamental and lasting impact.... Read more about Centennial Medals awarded by GSAS
Nearly 84 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2021 have chosen to matriculate at Harvard College. The last time the yield reached this level was in 1969, when 83.1 percent of the Class of 1973 chose to attend.... Read more about Harvard yield highest since 1960s