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Harvard Today Dec 10, 2019

Is Monday still as bad when we don’t have class? — Marissa Sumathipala, Staff Writer

In the News

New College Title IX Coordinator to Focus on Accessibility

Harvard’s new Title IX Coordinator, Erin Clark, is focusing on increasing accessibility to Title IX resources for undergraduates. She draws on over ten years of experience in anti-sexual assault work before she came to Harvard two months ago, having held positions in the Chicago public school system and Northwestern University. 

Harvard-Yale Divestment Protestors Receive Five Hours of Community Service 

Following the arrest of fossil fuel divestment protestors at the Harvard-Yale football game, a Connecticut judge gave ten Harvard students and alumni five hours of community service. The judge has set their court date in New Haven for January 27. 

Bacow Says He ‘Respects’ Right to Protest, But Holds Firm on Divestment Position

Speaking about Divest Harvard protestors, President Bacow said he respects “their right to voice their opinion,” but that he is still opposed to divesting Harvard’s endowment from fossil fuels. This statement comes after hundreds of protestors swarmed the field during the annual Harvard-Yale football game to call for both schools to divest from fossil fuels and Puerto Rican debt. 

ON FLYBY

A Chat with Raymond Quitumba Jr., Harvard Shuttle Driver

Shuttle drivers are unsung heroes at Harvard — who else is going to get you from Mather to the Quad to see your bae or help you make it to your 9 a.m. in Northwest on a cold winter morning? We hopped on Raymond Quitumba’s shuttle and asked him about his 16 years as a shuttle driver.

IN THE REAL WORLD

FBI to Investigate Shooting at Pensacola as Terrorism

As FBI officials work to determine whether the shooter acted alone or as “part of a larger network” during shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola on December 6, they are treating it as an act of terrorism. According to FBI officials, treating an event as an act of terrorism allows investigators to use more investigatory tools. Three people were killed and eight were wounded in the attack.

Warren’s Compensation for Legal Work Comes Under Fire

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren received nearly $2 million in compensation for providing consulting and legal work in the past three decades. This previously undisclosed compensation came to light after Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, called for Warren to release tax returns documenting her legal consulting work over the years.