Gender and Sexuality
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
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.
Dozens gathered for a“hackathon” at the Harvard Innovation Lab on Sunday to propose and develop ideas to help combat campus sexual assault.
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.
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.
Administrators at a town hall acknowledged that diversifying the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is still a work in progress.
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.
The UC’s Student Life Committee has focused on increasing accessibility in a variety of areas, from gender-neutral bathrooms to printing.