Tutor Leaves After Alleged Rules Violation

Quincy tutor’s departure announced in Saturday e-mail

According to students and tutors close to the Quincy senior, the senior approached officials within the Harvard administration with his concerns about the relationship on March 9, a couple weeks after contacting Kirshner and other Quincy officials for the first time.

Bradley Zakarin, the assistant head tutor in the history department, e-mailed Quincy history concentrators March 16 instructing them to go to the department for any “advising and signature needs throughout the rest of the term.” Those duties are normally handled by the resident tutors in each House.

Kirshner told tutors in a meeting that same day that Brown was leaving the House for good, and then e-mailed the House four days later.

Brown is expected to continue teaching the sociology course for which she is a teaching fellow.

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