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Owen A. Labrie was taken into custody in July and charged with three counts of felonious aggravated sexual assault and three counts of statutory sexual assault.
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.
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.
Harvard announced a new set of sexual assault policies Wednesday that cover the entire University and adopt a "preponderance of the evidence" standard.
Harvard announced revised sexual harassment procedures on Wednesday that includes a central office responsible for investigations.
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.
As the next step in combating sexual violence, members of the Harvard community are taking a closer look at campus culture.
The Crimson’s annual survey of the graduating senior class, presented in words, graphs, and numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office's investigation comes after two undergraduates filed a complaint including testimonials from sexual assault victims.