There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.
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.
During a fall in which so-called “locker room talk” dominated national discourse, Harvard had its own story on the thread: the men's soccer team's annual lewd “scouting reports,” which ultimately led to the cancellation of their season.
Vice Provost Mark Elliott applauded University President Drew G. Faust for asking the Office of the General Counsel to review the men’s soccer team, whose actions he called “scandalous.”
Director of Athletics Robert L. Scalise cancelled his trip to China with the men's basketball team "in part because" of Harvard's cancelling of the men's soccer team's season.
Harvard cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after an Office of General Counsel review found that the team continued to produce vulgar and sexually explicit documents about the freshmen women's soccer recruits.
Some students and athletes expressed support for the University’s decision to cancel the men’s soccer team’s season in the immediate aftermath of a review from the Office of the General Counsel.
Apart from the Office of the General Counsel review, University Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides is working with the College’s Title IX office to respond to the 2012 men's soccer team's “scouting report.”
Before an Office of the General Counsel review into vulgar “scouting reports” produced by the men’s soccer team over the past several years resulted in the cancellation of their season, the 2016 team sat atop the Ivy League.