Department of Athletics
University presidents and athletics administrators discussed amateurism, coaching and staff diversity, and several scandals that have dogged athletics programs in recent years.
The College’s Honor Council is increasing its outreach to students this semester as part of a broader push to grow the body’s influence on campus.
Some student-athletes will be stepping into a new role as part of a new marketing initiative within the Athletics Department aimed at boosting game attendance and team awareness.
The Athletics Department will create “a protocol for receiving and acting on complaints of gender inequities” and provide “conflict resolution training” for coaches and staff following a series of scandals last year.
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.