Department of Athletics
The results of an external review of the culture of Harvard’s Athletics Department will not be made public.
Former Harvard track coach Walter W. Johnson ’71 was arrested and charged with the possession and distribution of child pornography Thursday.
University President Drew G. Faust is working “very closely” with Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise on a survey of the department’s culture.
The coaches of men’s athletic teams at Harvard make significantly more money than coaches of women’s teams, a disparity the Athletics Department is considering as part of a review of how it compensates its coaching staff.
After a series of highly-publicized incidents, Harvard Athletics has begun working with a team of consultants to review the culture of the department’s 42 varsity programs.
After reports in The Crimson prompted administrative action against Harvard athletic teams, allegations of similar practices on men's athletics teams at four other colleges and universities have spurred administrative action.