Gender and Sexuality

College

Common App To Increase Gender-Identity Options

​High school applicants to Harvard will have more options to indicate their gender identity through the Common Application starting this summer.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
College

Data Reveals Gender Gap in Computer Science at Harvard

Sixty-seven percent of women in computer science courses this year said they had one or fewer years of programming experience before arriving at Harvard, compared to only 41 percent of men, according to data collected by the student group Women in Computer Science

College

Diversity Offices Seek Greater Cross-Collaboration

Following a College-wide report released last fall that called for greater administrative integration across diversity offices, the College is rolling out a series of initiatives—including a new student advisory council and diversity peer educators—to promote collaboration.

College

Gala Honors Black Women Trailblazers

The Harvard Black Men’s Forum celebrated black women making waves nationally and at Harvard during the 22nd annual Celebration of Black Women Friday.

College

At iLab, Students Explore Ways to Combat Sexual Assault

Dozens gathered for a“hackathon” at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Sunday to propose and develop ideas to help combat campus sexual assault.

Hear Me Now
Crime

Hear Me Now

Megan E. Sims ‘18 reads a spoken word poem by the Widener Library steps at Hear Me Now - A Take Back the Night Event. The program, jointly hosted by OSAPR, Response Peer Counseling and CARE, featured performances by poets and musicians and concluded with a reading of anonymous submissions written on the subject of sexual assault.

Editorials

Expanding Gender-Neutral Housing

Gender-neutral housing is a matter of necessity, not convenience, and should be standardized for freshmen.

Intersections of Irrelevance
College

Intersections of Irrelevance

Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor at Wake Forest University, speaks at the Agassiz Theatre for the fourth annual Anita Hill Lecture on Gender Justice. Her talk proposed 10 hypotheses regarding the work women do in the modern economy.

Intersections of Irrelevance
Radcliffe Institute

Harris-Perry Laments Society's Silencing of Women

Renowned activist, television host, and professor Melissa V. Harris-Perry explored how society shapes and silences women's voices at the annual Anita Hill Lecture Monday.

Alison Frank Johnson
Harvard Business School

In Campus Sexual Assault Conversation, Faculty Grapple with Role

Across Harvard's schools, faculty members are learning about sexual assault prevention and seeking to create courses to foster discussion on sex and sexuality, after the release of a sexual assault prevention report last month.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
College Administration

Faculty Diversity Still a Work in Progress, Administrators Say

​Administrators at a town hall acknowledged that diversifying the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is still a work in progress.

Nonconsensual Sexual Contact Rates
Gender and Sexuality

Graduate Students Question Data About BGLTQ Sexual Assault

Concerned that the prevalence of sexual assault among BGLTQ students has been misrepresented, six BGLTQ student groups from across Harvard sent an email to University President Drew G. Faust asking her to clarify the results of last semester’s survey about campus sexual assault.

Eliot House All-Gender Bathroom Defaced
College

UC Student Life Committee Focuses on Increasing Accessibility

The UC’s Student Life Committee has focused on increasing accessibility in a variety of areas, from gender-neutral bathrooms to printing.

Editorials

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms and Transphobia

The need for gender-neutral restrooms is profound, and their expansion is long overdue. Gender-neutral restrooms are critical for the safety and well-being of BGLTQ students, and it is vital that they are installed more widely throughout campus.

Gender and Sexuality

Task Force Report

Harvard's Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault released its final report of recommendations on Tuesday.