Graduate and undergraduate students sent two open letters to administrators Wednesday outlining a vision for institutional change after the Dominguez scandal.
Faust “did not know” about the decades of sexual harassment allegedly perpetrated by Gov Professor Jorge I. Dominguez after he was punished for harassment in the 1980s.
The same day the graduate students sent the letter, administrators announced the department was undertaking several initiatives in response to the allegations.
Professor Dominguez will retire from his teaching job at the end of the semester and is immediately resigning from his administrative roles after at least 18 women publicly accused him of sexual harassment.
Anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better endorsed Harvard’s graduate student unionization movement on Thursday.
Harvard is asking affiliates who have experienced “inappropriate behavior” to come forward after new sexual misconduct allegations against Gov. Professor Dominguez.
The meeting followed reports that Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez had sexually harassed at least 10 women across the past 30 years.
Law professors Janet E. Halley and Elizabeth Bartholet signed an open letter alleging procedures for sexual harassment cases unfairly favor accusers.
Panelists explored sexual violence at Harvard at an event Tuesday afternoon co-hosted by Our Harvard Can Do Better and the Radcliffe Union of Students.
More broadly, Faust said the council will seek to prioritize addressing sexual assault at the University going forward.
Students, professors, and legal experts discussed the direction the nation should take following the national spotlight on the #MeToo movement at a Tuesday evening panel.
OSAPR will restructure its staffing in the coming weeks as the office continues to face leadership vacancies nine months after its director left Harvard.
The Undergraduate Council will conduct a survey to gather student input on current mental health resources and inclusion on campus.
Higher education experts say increased national scrutiny of sexual assault and misconduct could affect the search for Harvard's next president.