Gender and Sexuality
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“We really wanted to have an on-campus, open party where everyone felt they could own that space and see all of their friends,” said Madeline C. Hung ’16, one of the event’s student coordinators.
Speakers will include Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91, the chief operating officer of Facebook. Students will hear about topics ranging from artificial intelligence to internet-enabled tools over the course of the conference.
Of the 25 to 30 cases the Ofice for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution has heard since fall 2014, between 10 and 15 are still open; more than half of the open cases were filed in the last two months.
David I. Laibson ’88 discusses his experience as one of the key figures on campus administering and directing the sexual assault survey in his office in Littauer.
Students recognize David I. Laibson ’88 most recently as one of the key figures in administering and designing the Sexual Conduct Survey distributed across Harvard and some 26 schools through his role on the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault.
The College will host a series of student-run town halls for identity-based groups about how sexual assault affects different students.
Only 66 percent of women on schedule to be considered for promotions to full professors last year remained at Harvard for the final stage of that process, compared with 78 percent of men.
The changes come after students and tutors spoke out last year about Dunster’s lack of residential tutors who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, or queer, prompting top College administrators to look into their concerns.
After a year that saw a spike in faculty growth for the first time since the financial crisis, the size of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences stalled again in fiscal year 2015.
A well-lit wall displaying photos from various Women’s Center events leads the way to the Women’s Center door at the basement of Canaday B. The Women’s Center is slated to re-launch the Women’s Cabinet, an organization of the College’s women-focused group leaders that will discuss women and gender issues.
Naisha Bradley, director of the Harvard College Women’s Center, said she is excited about “strengthening the voice of women” across different classes, races, and religions through the relaunched Women's Cabinet.
The UC is still predominantly male, with men outnumbering women by a ratio of just under two to one. Thirty-five percent of representatives on the Council this fall, including several members of its leadership, are women.
Harvard's sexual conduct climate survey results released Monday prompts further concern toward the College's handling of sexual assault cases.
“We have a huge amount of work to do and we need to change this culture and these kinds of realities," University President Drew G. Faust told a packed lecture hall on Monday.