Harvard College’s Title IX coordinators received 121 disclosures of incidents of potential sexual harassment last academic year, a nearly four-fold increase since the 2013-2014 school year, according to the University Title IX Office’s annual report.
Apart from the Office of the General Counsel review, University Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides is working with the College’s Title IX office to respond to the 2012 men's soccer team's “scouting report.”
Harvard Cancels Men’s Soccer Season After Finding Sexually Explicit 'Reports' Continued Through 2016
Harvard has cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after an Office of General Counsel review found that the team continued to produce vulgar and explicit documents rating women on their perceived sexual appeal and physical appearance.
Harvard’s Office of General Counsel will “conduct an immediate review” of a sexually explicit document circulated among the 2012 men’s soccer team, University President Drew G. Faust said in a statement Tuesday.
Amanda N. Nguyen ’13, founder and president of advocacy group Rise, criticized the lack of support the legal system affords sexual assault victims and emphasized young people’s ability to change that system during an address in Currier House Monday.
Harvard’s lawyers made the case to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alyssa R. Leader ’15, who alleged widespread misconduct by Harvard administrators in handling her sexual harassment claims, in the first court meeting for the suit Friday.
Harvard has gone to great lengths to maintain the secrecy of its tenure process in an ongoing federal civil suit filed by a former professor in March 2015.
Harvard Law School debuted a remodeled Title IX training for new students this fall in response to student criticisms and task force recommendations.
Nearly six months after a University task force submitted a number of recommendations to combat sexual assault on campus, the College has submitted a plan to address the proposals, revamped training, and introduced a new policy that will penalize single gender organizations—but many action items are still pending.
This is a sketch of the past year, one in which Harvard students, faculty, and administrators grappled head-on with the realities and prevalence of campus sexual assault.
The College is launching its first ever online sexual assault prevention training module, and requiring all undergraduates to complete the program by mid-October.
On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.
Harvard filed its initial response, which indicates the University will seek to throw out the complainant’s claims instead of settle, four months after after Alyssa R. Leader ’15 initially opened the lawsuit in federal court.