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University Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides speaks at a Sexual Assault Town Hall, Monday, Oct. 20.
The newly-formed Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution will play no role in the investigation of faculty misconduct.
Administrators are interviewing candidates to fill two remaining positions in the new central office charged with investigating sexual harassment complaints.
Twenty-eight Law School professors called for Harvard to withdraw its newly installed sexual harassment policy in a pointed open letter published on Tuesday night.
Alison F. Johnson, who is leading a committee of university members to update FAS policies sexual assault, is answering questions about the recent release of the Annual Security Report by HUPD. Johnson indicated that she thinks that the reason for Harvard's high number of forcible sex responses is that the university's reporting standards are better but that it should give no reason to not tackle the issue diligently.
Top Undergraduate Council leaders have dialed up their criticism of a perceived lack of student inclusion in administrative decisions and will meet with University President Drew G. Faust Friday to demand reform.
The Undergraduate Harvard Political Union hosts a discussion "Sexual Assault & Rape Culture" in the Lowell House Junior Common Room Thursday evening in which students voiced concerns and recommendations to improve communications and university response moving forward.
Students advocated for a more victim-centric handling process of sexual assault cases and debated safe social spaces on campus in an intimate discussion about sexual assault and rape Thursday evening.
Three student groups advocating for changes to Harvard’s handling of sexual assault joined together to start a petition on Wednesday urging the University to adopt a policy of affirmative consent.
University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 argued that increases in health care costs at Harvard necessitated adjustments, including the introduction of a deductible in some instances and a 10 percent co-pay.
Harvard police reported 40 instances of forced sexual contact on or near campus in 2013, more than any other Ivy League school, last week.
The task force is actively collaborating with peer institutions to create a “climate survey” to gauge the circumstances in which unwanted sexual advances occur.
The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is making visits to Harvard to investigate the College’s adherence to Title IX, according to members of the activist group that filed the complaint that precipitated the probe last spring.
The photo campaign aims to change the pervasive mindset in India that leads to objectification and violation of women, organizers said, opening dialogue in India about taboo subjects surrounding sex.