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The dean said a new faculty executive committee will help shape the museum’s strategy, and that it was an appropriate time “to consider how we engage with the communities from which [its] collections derive.” Selective colleges and universities, including Harvard, have tried to contain guaranteed early admissions, on the ground that they may be unfair to qualified applicants from under-resourced backgrounds where, for instance, counseling is limited.
This may ignite a competitive response from peer institutions, at a time when they have been trying to level the playing field for applicants from lower-income and first-generation families, who are more likely to need to compare financial-aid offers from several schools, rather than committing early to one.
He was formerly curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.…Ethan Lasser, Stebbins curator of American art and head of the division of European and American art (see “The Lost Museum,” May-June 2017, page 42), has been appointed Cabot chair of the art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, effective September 14.…And Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, the museums’ inaugural Damarete curator of ancient coins (Harvard Portrait, September-October 2003, page 74), has retired after nearly 17 years of service.
In the wake of the Varsity Blues admissions scandal (see “Thinner Ice,” July-August, page 3), U.S. senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has introduced legislation that would require colleges to bar the consideration of family members’ donations or ability to donate in evaluating applicants for admission;
In late June—at the end of the first fiscal year in which Harvard would have to pay the 1.4 percent excise tax on endowment investment income enacted in late 2017 as part of the sweeping federal tax legislation—the U.S. Treasury issued initial guidance on how the tax would work (“Taxing Matters,” January-February 2018, page 17).
That implies an internal rate of return of 14 percent on the investment made to earn a bachelor’s degree—well above the expected return for investing in, say, stocks and bonds.…Separately, survey research by Third Way, a think tank, revealed that despite underlying partisan attitudes toward higher education found in other polls (see “News Briefs,” January-February, page 26), voters across the spectrum believe in the value of college—and that educational institutions “can and should do more to provide value to the students they are supposed to serve,” particularly in equipping them with job skills.
He noted that Flint residents had “suffered acutely,” and that the HKS community had much to learn from studying “both failures and successes of government” but now believed, with Snyder, that the proposed fellowship “would not enhance education here in the ways we intended.” Data science: the magazine.
In return, HBS graduates earned an average annual starting compensation of $160,000-plus.…As students continue to express strong interest in ethnic studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Claudine Gay announced a plan to hire a cluster of three to four “cross divisional scholars” in Asian-American, Latinx, and Islam in America/Muslim American “ethnicity, indigeneity, and migration” during the new academic year.…Fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Ruben M.
it would amend federal law to prohibit actions like Harvard’s sanctions on undergraduate membership in single-sex final clubs, fraternities, and sororities.…Mehra Family professor of South Asian studies Sunil Amrith, an historian (Harvard Portrait, September-October 2017, page 19), has been appointed interim director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, succeeding Rothenberg professor of the humanities Homi Bhabha.