Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said the College’s goal is to “make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again.”
In an interview Thursday, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he wants students to understand that every choice he makes as dean is intended to “create a better experience" for them.
Amanda Claybaugh will replace Jay M. Harris, starting July 1. Harris, who has served as dean since 2003, announced he would step down in Dec. 2017.
Harvard could deny recognition—and exemption from the College’s sanctions—to student social groups whose graduate boards it determines exert too much sway over the organizations.
According to the organizers of Friday’s meeting, attendees emphasized the need for the College to take stronger disciplinary action against Harvard College Faith and Action.
Harvard is considering requiring gender-neutral student social groups to disclose anonymized gender breakdowns to the College in order to avoid Harvard’s sanctions, per an email obtained by The Crimson.
Glenn R. Magid, director of the Advising Programs Office, stepped down from his post in March after almost six years at the College.
At the March 9 meeting, Davis said some administrators worried Harvard would be perceived as waging war on Christianity if the College punished HCFA further, according to four students in attendance.
Current Pforzheimer House resident dean Brigitte A. B. Libby will assume the position, which helps oversee the Honor Council, starting June 4.
The students are particularly lobbying around the PROSPER Act, a proposed update to the Higher Education Act that—if passed—could force Harvard to choose between millions of dollars in federal research funding and its social group penalties.