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Dean for Diversity to Depart Harvard in October

Emelyn A. dela Peña, the College’s assistant dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion, will leave her position this October, adding to recent administrative shakeup within the Office of Student Life.

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Faust Again Calls for Social Groups To Accept Women

University President Drew G. Faust redoubled her criticisms of Harvard’s all-male final clubs as exclusive, discriminatory, and inconsistent with the values of a liberal arts education, making the case for penalizing members of the social groups in a video for The Atlantic.

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Seneca To Go Gender Neutral, But Membership Could Stay All-Women

This fall, the all-female Seneca organization will formally adopt a gender neutral policy in response to administrative sanctions against single-gender social groups—but future memberships could remain all-women in practice without running afoul of the College’s penalties.

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National BGLTQ Organization Condemns Sanctions on Single-Sex Groups

A national BGLTQ support organization charged Harvard with contriving a shortsighted solution to issues of sexual assault and discrimination as it moves to implement a new policy that will punish members of single-gender, unrecognized social organizations.

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Katherine O’Dair Named Dean of Students

​Katherine O’Dair, who has served as associate vice president of student affairs at Boston College, will become the College's Dean of Students on Aug. 15.

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A.D. Club Rules Out Merger with Female Clubs

During a summer in which several single-gender social groups have adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to imminent University sanctions, the all-male A.D. Club has ruled out merging with a female club should it adopt gender neutral policies.

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Lassonde to Depart Mather in June, Unsure of What Lies Ahead

Former Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde will move out of Mather House at the end of this June, unsure of what lies ahead after stepping down from his administrative post in the middle of this year.

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Draft Motion

Twelve professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences filed a motion Monday resolving that “Harvard College shall not discriminate against students on the basis of organizations they join."

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Some Clubs to Undergo Policy Shifts in the Fall

After a chaotic year capped by a set of controversial sanctions, leadership of Harvard’s unrecognized single-gender social organizations are carefully weighing next steps as they head into the summer.

College Dean Rakesh Khurana
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College Dean Rakesh Khurana

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Coaches Support Social Group Sanctions

In a letter to the editor Sunday, coaches of three prominent teams praised Harvard’s new sanctions against single-gender groups.

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Building a Field of Dreams: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Afro-American Studies Department

​When Department Chair Nathan I. Huggins died in December of 1989, it looked like the end of Afro-American Studies at Harvard.

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Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry

​As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.

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Standing Up: Student Groups Take on Sexual Assault

Despite efforts to improve trainings, some have suggested the brief sessions on their own may be insufficient.