Short takes on recent Harvard news
Harvard’s former sister college celebrates its first decade as an institute for advanced study.
The University’s financial crisis is exacerbating existing problems in expanding, coordinating, and technologically improving the collections.
The newspaper recognizes the financial watchdog, and picks American Repertory Theatre’s Diane Paulus as a runner-up.
Suggestions of a new, more open order in Harvard governance
A shift at the top of Harvard’s governance structure
Harvard School of Public Health professor Jay Winsten enlisted popular TV shows to reduce drunk-driving fatalities.
A bit of breathing room for compensation, graduate students, and the library system.
The University will halt construction on its Allston science complex, and—significantly—revisit plans for campus development more broadly.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and four professional schools offer incentives for senior professors to plan their retirements.
Light joined the HBS faculty in 1969 and has been dean since 2005.
The intellectually extraordinary but decentralized system needs administrative, financial, and technological reorganization, according to the Task Force on University Libraries.
The annual report on faculty development and diversity shows gains for women, but slow progress for black and Latino professors. Further progress, ironically, may come from senior-faculty retirements.
Our roundup also includes items on the percentage of new Harvard M.B.A.s entering finance, Harvard’s role in conflict mediation in Iraq, “Netflix for dresses,” and a stylish professor of engineering.
Bioengineering professor David Edwards aims to provide a physical and conceptual space for maximizing creativity.