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FAS Pandemic Management Update

October 29, 2020

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to share an update on our planning for the spring semester, starting with a decision regarding the academic calendar.

The upcoming spring semester will follow the regular academic calendar, with classes starting on January 25 and ending on April 28. The five days of vacation normally taken as spring break will be re-allocated across the semester as scheduled wellness days, providing one day off from remote teaching and learning approximately every other week. A full schedule is...

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October 27, 2020

Dear members of the FAS community,

We are now one week out from a highly anticipated Election Day. Elections are by nature threshold moments, with competing visions of our collective future in view, but outcomes not assured, and the path forward not yet revealed. This year, that inherent ambiguity is compounded by the challenges of a year already marked by profound uncertainty and disruption. An ongoing, and now intensifying, global pandemic, the national reckoning with racial injustice and structural inequality, and a climate emergency that is wreaking havoc on the West Coast...

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Benita Wolff

Difficult, But Necessary Conversations

October 23, 2020

At the end of her time in FAS, Benita D. Wolff reflects on its first DIB steps.

Benita D. Wolff served as the FAS Division of Science's first-ever Equity and Inclusion Administrative Fellow from October 2019 to the end of this month. She was part of the Administrative Fellows Program, a University-wide, year-long leadership development program. 

Wolff, who was based in the Department of Physics, came to Harvard from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, where she will return. Her influence spanned well beyond physics, and she...

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Dancers holding each others arms and posing. One dancer is in a wheelchair.

Bucking assumptions about dance

October 20, 2020

AXIS Dance Company is comprised of disabled and non-disabled dancers working together to challenge misconceptions about the art form. Rehearsal Director Sonsherée Giles and company dancer DeMarco Sleeper will hold a virtual master class hosted by the Harvard Dance Center on Wednesday.... Read more about Bucking assumptions about dance