Rakesh Khurana

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Groups

Lewis Sharpens Critique of Single-Gender Policy

​Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 is becoming increasingly vocal in his opposition to the College’s new policy that will penalize student involvement in single-gender social organizations.

Student Life

College Submits Sexual Assault Prevention Plan

​Nearly six months after a University task force submitted a number of recommendations to combat sexual assault on campus, the College has submitted a plan to address the proposals, revamped training, and introduced a new policy that will penalize single gender organizations—but many action items are still pending.

The Porcellian Door
Student Groups

In Porcellian Punch, A Loose Interpretation of ‘Open’

​A sophomore hopeful of joining the Porcellian might have expected some big changes to the club’s punch process this year. But invitations did not indicate the process this year was open.

Dean Khurana
Undergraduate Council

College Launches Sexual Assault Online Training Module

​The College is launching its first ever online sexual assault prevention training module, and requiring all undergraduates to complete the program by mid-October.

Fly Club
College

In the Face of Sanctions, Fly Retains Legal Counsel

The legal team, with Cambridge attorney Harvey A. Silverglate the most prominent among them, has a long history of advising Harvard undergraduates who face disciplinary action from the College.

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Owl Club To Host ‘Open Punch’

This semester, the all-male Owl Club will, for the first time in its history, hold a punch process “open to all sophomore males,” and by invitation for junior and senior males, according to Owl undergraduate president Kevin D. Rex ’17.

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation
Freshmen

Class of 2020’s Freshman Convocation

Freshmen in Weld cheer at the Freshman Convocation on Tuesday as their dorm was called and officially welcomed to Harvard. This year’s Convocation, a recent tradition that was instituted first for the Class of 2013, featured speakers such as Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who encouraged students to be “skeptical idealists rather than cynics” throughout their time at the College.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
College

At Convocation, Faust Cautions Against ‘Vile’ Public Discourse

Prominent Harvard administrators, including University President Drew G. Faust, challenged freshmen to make the most of their nascent college careers and pursue truth in what they called a toxic political culture.

College

Some Clubs to Undergo Policy Shifts in the Fall

After a chaotic year capped by a set of controversial sanctions, leadership of Harvard’s unrecognized single-gender social organizations are carefully weighing next steps as they head into the summer.

College

Lewis Letter

In a private letter sent by Lewis on Wednesday and obtained by The Crimson, Lewis excoriated new sanctions against final clubs.

Harry Lewis Q&A
College

Former College Dean Criticizes Khurana's Policies

In a private letter from Lewis dated May 11 and obtained by The Crimson, Lewis, a computer science professor, excoriated the new sanctions against single-gender social groups.

College

Clubs Weigh Potential Legal Action Against Harvard Policy

As the backlash against a new Harvard policy continues, unrecognized single-gender social organizations are weighing their legal options, although experts disagree about the viability of any potential litigation.

A Gathering Crowd
Central Administration

A Gathering Crowd

Scores of sorority and female final club members protest against Harvard's decision to sanction unrecognized single-gender organizations.

Displaying Dissent
Central Administration

Displaying Dissent

Supporters of single-gender organizations hang a Hear Her Harvard sign on Massachusetts Hall.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
College

National Greek Organizations Oppose Harvard Sanctions

​In a joint statement Monday, officials from a variety of umbrella groups for national Greek organizations criticized a new Harvard policy that, starting with the Class of 2021, will bar members of unrecognized social groups from holding leadership positions in College clubs and disqualify them from Harvard endorsement for prestigious fellowships.