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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
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And now, land may be sinking

February 19, 2019

In the coming decades, cities and towns up and down the eastern seaboard will have to come to terms with the impact of rising sea level due to climate change. A new study, however, is suggesting that rising sea levels may be only part of the picture — because the land along the coast is also sinking.... Read more about And now, land may be sinking

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
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