“We have a huge amount of work to do and we need to change this culture and these kinds of realities," University President Drew G. Faust told a packed lecture hall on Monday.
Last spring, Harvard and 26 other schools issued their version of a sexual assault climate survey developed by the Association of American Universities. Results of the survey were released Monday.
The meeting is just one in a line of many conversations that College administrators have had with representatives from Harvard’s elite unrecognized social groups in the past year.
As administrators prepare to meet with final club graduate boards, experts say Harvard can reasonably argue that it has the power to make the groups essentially defunct.
Students largely praised the Spee Club's move to invite women to participate in punch, but some questioned whether the decision will effectively combat what they describe as other problems they associate with male final clubs.
The final version of the scorecard departs from previous plans, which called for explicit ranking of colleges against one another.
Administrators are weighing options to address issues of exclusivity, sexual violence, and alcohol use that University President Drew Faust associated with the clubs.
The authorities were on the scene shortly after 1:30 a.m. and were still working to control the break at press time.
At Memorial Church’s morning prayers, University President Drew Faust spoke softly but firmly about Harvard's affirmative action policies.
Dunster is third in the line of College House renovations—a more than $1 billion project, largely funded by Harvard’s ongoing $6.5 billion capital campaign.
During Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises, former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 told graduates that he wanted them to feel “uneasy” about problems facing society, such as income inequality and climate change.
“Bottom line, the grad board said that this is a private club and we’re not having guests,” Fox Club graduate board president Douglas W. Sears ’69 said.
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.
As Harvard faces increased regulatory pressure, the influence of its internal legal apparatus grows.
The College says no to recognizing final clubs and fraternities, but some social organizations with similar practices are on the books.