Harvard FAS will replace DEI statements with service statement

The Crimson reports that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will no longer require DEI statements of faculty candidates:

[Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning] Zipser wrote that she and FAS Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra “made this change in response to feedback from numerous faculty members” who expressed concern that existing requirements were “too narrow in the information they attempted to gather” and potentially confusing for international candidates.