The Harvard Corporation Tries to Kill Faculty Governance

June 05, 2024 1 min read

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Andrew Manuel Crespo and Kirsten Weld
Chronicle of Higher Education

Excerpt: Two weeks ago, roughly sixteen hours before commencement exercises at Harvard University were set to begin, the institution’s governing board, known as the Harvard Corporation, rejected the list of undergraduate degree candidates put forward by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In its place, the corporation adopted a list that omitted thirteen graduating seniors. Each of those students had met all the academic requirements to graduate. But a few weeks earlier, they had also each participated in a pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard. For that reason, the corporation refused to grant them the degrees their teachers had voted to confer.

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Norman Ravitch
Norman Ravitch

June 07, 2024

Hooray for the HARVARD CORPORATION! When I was a prof. for 38 years at a University of California campus I thought I believed in faculty governance. I had no idea what that would become after I had retired. -

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