Madeline R. Conway
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.
Rakesh Khurana, Cabot House co-master and Business School professor, is officially the new dean of Harvard College.
Adam Muri-Rosenthal, a resident tutor in Mather House, has been appointed to replace longtime Adams House resident dean Sharon L. Howell, Adams House Masters Judith S. Palfrey ’67 and Sean Palfrey ’67 wrote in an email to students last week.
Harvard’s 26th president, the last to run a University-wide capital campaign, weighs in on life on the road, One Harvard, and the campaign thus far.
As the campaign picks up and Harvard hosts events around the globe, University leaders find themselves balancing responsibilities on campus and off.
As Harvard College tears down financial barriers to entry, its low-income students say they still wonder if they have a place inside the Ivory Tower.
When the classroom leaves them unfulfilled, undergraduates increasingly turn to Harvard’s burgeoning extracurricular scene for another kind of education.
Although the demonstration will focus on signaling support for Our Harvard Can Do Better, it will also back the work of a number of other student activist groups on campus.
Emily W. Stokes-Rees, resident dean of Cabot House, will leave Harvard this summer for a tenure-track position at Syracuse University.
The review committee, which was convened last summer, has submitted its recommendations to Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister for approval.
Those charged with implementing the honor code may encounter hurdles created by a restructured disciplinary system and a community that may be apathetic to the policy’s purpose.
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.
While some members of the committee that drafted the proposal acknowledge its limited scope, they maintain that changes to Harvard’s disciplinary process must be incremental to be effective.
The Office's investigation comes after two undergraduates filed a complaint including testimonials from sexual assault victims.
The ad hoc group is working to identify possible points during the undergraduate experience to start conversations about academic integrity.