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Outcome of Title IX Investigation

May 9, 2019

Dear Members of the FAS Community,
 
I am writing to inform you that the Title IX investigation into allegations concerning Jorge Dominguez is now complete. The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) conducted a thorough and careful review of all formal allegations made against Dominguez, and concluded that he engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct toward several individuals, on multiple occasions over a period spanning nearly four decades.
 
The responsibility for determining appropriate sanctions for documented Title IX policy violations rests with the School of the...

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Onege Maroadi

Overcoming the odds

May 3, 2019

There’s pursuing an advanced degree, and then there’s pursuing an advanced degree while readying for the arrival of your first child, recovering from major surgery, and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Welcome to the life of Lt. Cmdr. Onege Maroadi, whose determination to attend Harvard never faltered.... Read more about Overcoming the odds

A message about Harvard Athletics

April 4, 2019
Dear Members of the FAS Community,
 
I write to you today in my role as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which oversees Harvard Athletics.
 
On Monday, Harvard was made aware of allegations involving Peter Brand, our head fencing coach. Specifically, it is alleged that he conducted real estate and non-profit transactions that involved the family of a current and a former student-athlete. We are now moving quickly to learn more about these claims through an independent review.
 
Three days in, there is a lot we still don’t know. Our current... Read more about A message about Harvard Athletics

Welcome back!

January 28, 2019

Dear FAS community,

It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the start of the spring semester!  I hope you’re returning to campus feeling rested, renewed, and ready for the excitement that spring term will bring. 

My first six months as dean of the FAS have been an eye-opening journey of discovery, as I’ve continued to learn new and inspiring things about the place I’ve long called my academic home. While touring the next House slated to undergo renewal, I discovered the Adams House tunnel, where generations of students have left their mark through...

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Title IX

December 6, 2018
Dear Members of the FAS community,
 
President Bacow’s message today responding to the new Title IX rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education was an important reminder of the strength of our shared values and the progress we have made in our work to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination. From my conversations with faculty, staff, and students... Read more about Title IX

Dean of Science

November 29, 2018
Dear colleagues,
 
I am thrilled to announce that Chris Stubbs, the Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy, has agreed to serve as Dean of Science, effective immediately. Dean Stubbs has been serving as the Interim Dean of Science since June of this year. In this role Chris has principal responsibility for all academic, financial, and space planning needs across the Science division, in partnership with the departments and centers, and advises me on a broad range of policy and resource issues as a member of the Academic Planning Group.
 
In our... Read more about Dean of Science