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Undergraduate Council

Sexual Assault Policy Changes Met With Mixed Reactions from Student Leaders, Activists

In the days after Harvard announced sweeping, University-wide changes to its sexual assault policies and resolution procedures, student leaders and activists said that while the approve of many of the policy’s changes, they are dismayed that they did not establish a more expansive definition of sexual assault.

Central Administration

Univ. Announces New Sexual Assault Policy Including Central Office, ‘Preponderance of the Evidence’ Standard

A new set of University-wide Title IX policies and procedures set to take effect this fall will create a central office to investigate cases of sexual assault and gender-based harassment and institute a “preponderance of the evidence” standard for evaluating those allegations.

Revised Sexual Assault Policies
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Assault Policies

Harvard announced a new set of sexual assault policies Wednesday that cover the entire University and adopt a "preponderance of the evidence" standard.

Revised Sexual Assault Policies
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Policies

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures

Harvard announced revised sexual harassment procedures on Wednesday that includes a central office responsible for investigations.

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures
Gender and Sexuality

Revised Sexual Harassment Procedures

Boston

Suspect Apprehended After Alleged Sexual Assault at Arboretum

A 23-year-old man was arrested last Friday on charges of aggravated rape and armed robbery in connection with an alleged sexual assault on the grounds of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain.

Our Harvard Can Do Better
College

From Policy to Practice

As the next step in combating sexual violence, members of the Harvard community are taking a closer look at campus culture.

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Undergraduate Council

Interactive Feature: The Class of 2014, By the Numbers

The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.

Drew Faust

Faust Accepts Task Force's Call for Increased Sexual Assault Resources, Prevention Education

The Task Force called for increased funding for the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Research and a proposal that individual schools work with OSAPR and the Title IX office to incorporate more prevention education into orientation programs.

FAS

Committee Formed To Bring FAS Sexual Assault Policy into Line with Revised Univ. Standard

Smith wrote that University President Drew G. Faust has instructed Harvard’s schools to update their respective response and disciplinary procedures regarding cases of sexual assault.

College Life

Federal Recommendations May Be in Tension with Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Assault

The newly released recommendations could conflict with Harvard's current evidence standards, choice of Title IX coordinators, and the extent of student involvement in the reevaluation of University policies.

HGSE

At Ed School, University Title IX Coordinator, Panelists Discuss Sexual Violence Awareness

University Title IX coordinator Mia Karvonides enumerated the ways in which Title IX regulations provide a “toolkit” for addressing sexual violence policy in K-12 education.

Sexual Assault

Civil Rights Office Opens Investigation of College’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

The Office's investigation comes after two undergraduates filed a complaint including testimonials from sexual assault victims.

The Diversity Report Demonstration
Race

During Visitas, Student Groups Stage Demonstrations on Race, Sexual Assault

In efforts to raise awareness about campus issues, representatives from The Diversity Report and Our Harvard Can Do Better staged demonstrations for admitted students.

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