Steven E. Hyman, former University provost and chair of the task force launched by Faust this spring, said that he and his colleagues intend to use the widespread wave of attention to the issue to make a lasting change.
“The goal is not to issue a document that makes us all feel good; the goal is to make a difference,” he said.
Fox-Penner and Our Harvard Can Do Better, though highly critical of University policies, seem to agree on this point.
“I think that there really is hope in terms of getting changes to take root that will go a long way towards changing this campus,” she said.
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