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The survey, which is a localized version of an Association of American Universities survey that 28 schools will issue this spring, will ask student respondents a range of questions on sexual misconduct and affirmative consent.
After receiving increased funding and expanding staff, OSAPR faces extra demand from expanded services offered across the University's schools.
The 20 faculty members submitted the memo to a faculty committee that Dean of the Law School Martha L. Minow tasked last fall with creating new Law School-specific Title IX procedures following widespread faculty discontent over Harvard’s central framework.
Professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences say new procedures clarify the boundaries between the school's different constituencies.
Laws regarding rape should be taught in criminal law classes at Harvard Law School despite its potential to trigger psychological trauma, two Law professors argued Wednesday.
Activists say they will focus on more actively pushing to ensure that Harvard's policy is clear and properly implemented, rather than only arguing for its strict inclusion of affirmative consent.
FAS's finalized sexual harassment procedures were released Monday afternoon and remain largely unchanged from a draft version presented at December’s Faculty meeting.
The working group that crafted Harvard’s newly centralized sexual harassment policy and accompanying procedures did not anticipate that individual schools would deviate from those procedures to the extent Harvard Law School may, according to University Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides.
Now that the government’s investigation into Harvard Law School’s compliance with Title IX has concluded, its ongoing probe at the College may focus more specifically on the undergraduate school’s own handling of sexual harassment.
The final draft of the policy will be sent to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith later this week after months of revision and community discussion.
Student activists and the lawyer behind the original Law School complaint have praised the findings and expressed cautious hope for the future. Law School professors who previously denounced Harvard’s sexual harassment policy, meanwhile, criticized the decision.
If the Law School’s new procedures are implemented, the University’s approach to investigating sexual harassment complaints against students will no longer be consistent across all of its schools.
2014 was a year of change and controversy as Harvard affiliates reacted to events on campus and across the nation. In this feature, Crimson Multimedia uses photo and video to recap the 10 biggest stories of 2014.
In its investigation into the Law School’s Title IX compliance, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found that the Law School “failed to comply with Title IX's requirements for prompt and equitable response” to complaints of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault.