Sexual Assault

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Halley on Steps
Central Administration

A Call to Arms

Law School professor Janet Halley is pushing back against Harvard and the government's approach to Title IX.

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
Central Administration

The Politics of Drew Faust

In a year of campus challenges to her leadership, Drew Faust’s tactical side was on full display. The strategy of public non-engagement favored by Harvard’s eighth-year president has supporters fawning but some campus constituencies feeling disrespected.

Inaugural Year of New Title IX Policy

Caught Between Criticisms

As fervor and debate on Title IX increase, Harvard cannot please all critics.


Central Title IX Office Hires Second Investigator

​Almost a year after its creation, Harvard’s central sexual harassment investigation office has hired a second full-time investigator, Ilissa Povich, although it still remains understaffed.


52 Percent of Students Complete Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

The survey is a Harvard-specific version of an Association of American Universities poll being conducted at 28 schools across the country to gather data on sexual conduct.


College Appoints Full-Time Title IX Coordinator

Miller previously served as a case manager on the Administrative Board in addition to working part-time as the College’s Title IX coordinator.


Government Releases Guidance on Title IX Coordinator Position

The federal government published guidance on Friday that could strengthen the role of Title IX coordinators at many schools, including Harvard.

Take Back the Night, Through the Yard
Sexual Assault

Take Back the Night, Through the Yard

Illuminated by candles and lights from the side of Holworthy, participants in Thursday's Take Back the Night Vigil make their way through the yard in a walk to Memorial Church.

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Gender and Sexuality

Reigniting Candles

A participant in Thursday's Take Back the Night Vigil reignites a fellow participant's blown out candle before continuing to walk around the Yard.

Take Back the Night, Through the Yard

'Take Back the Night' Supports Abuse Survivors

“We want people to know that they are cared for and are not alone,” said Alyssa R. Leader ’15, a member of Response Peer Counseling.

Central Administration

Law School Still Awaits Government Sign-Off on Title IX

More than two months after having received initial feedback on its Title IX procedures from the federal Office for Civil Rights, the Law School has still not received final sign-off from OCR on its updated draft.


Civil Rights Office Interviews Students for Title IX Probe

Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights are soliciting student input on sexual violence on Harvard’s campus this week as part of the government’s nearly year-long investigation into the College’s compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.


Man Exposes Himself in Quincy, Flees

A Quincy resident reported the incident at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, and officers responded “immediately,” according to a community advisory issued by HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.


More Than One-Third of Students Respond to Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

Although administrators praise the 37 percent response rate so far, students who are currently studying abroad or taking time off from school are not able to take the survey, prompting some criticism.

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Student Groups

Nine Months Later, Central Title IX Office Is Still Understaffed

Harvard has not yet fully staffed the centralized office that is in charge of investigating reports of sexual harassment, more than nine months after administrators announced its creation.

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Beauty After Ruin

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Year In Review 2015

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Year in Sports 2015

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Class of 2015, By the Numbers