At its fourth meeting of the year, the Faculty Council received a report on the work of the Harvard Committee on Employment and Contracting Policies from the chair of the committee, Professor Lawrence Katz (economics).
The council also received a report on the standards for degrees summa cum laude from deans Susan Pedersen (history and undergraduate education) and Jeffrey Wolcowitz (economics and undergraduate education). Legislation to clarify the present rules will be proposed for the December Meeting of the Faculty.
The second faculty meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Information about faculty meetings can be found at: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~secfas/.