Department of Athletics
A review of the Harvard Athletics Department released Friday by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay found that while the Department provides a strong sense of community, many staff and student-athletes feel a sense of removal from FAS as a whole.
Robert L. Scalise’s family, from left to right, includes son Michael K. Scalise ‘10, daughter Rosemary S. Scalise ‘19, Robert L. Scalise, son Matthew R. Scalise ‘15, sister-in-law RoAnn Costin ‘74, daughter-in-law Breck Scalise, wife Maura C. Scalise ‘80, and Alexis D’ Nicolia ‘16.
Erin McDermott will serve as the first woman to head Harvard Athletics beginning July 1, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Thursday afternoon.
In the face of a financial crisis, Harvard Athletics has deferred all capital projects and is considering other cost-cutting moves.
Harvard will name its next Athletics Director by the end of the academic year despite a University-wide hiring freeze implemented in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Thursday that a multitude of reviews and administrator searches underway across the FAS remain on schedule, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Varsity athletes whose spring seasons were canceled due to the coronavirus will not be able to use their extra year of National Collegiate Athletics Association eligibility at Harvard by taking a semester off, according to a Thursday email from Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.
The Ivy League and Harvard recently announced they would not allow students an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus despite an NCAA allowance. But many Harvard athletes say they did not consider doing so in the first place.
The Ivy League will not change its policies to allow graduate students to compete in varsity athletics despite the spring athletic season being cut short due to coronavirus, the athletic conference ruled Thursday afternoon.
As a result of the NCAA’s rule, this spring thousands of high school athletes across the country will not tour campuses or meet with coaches.
Harvard athletes will not suit up for another practice or game this academic year as a result of Wednesday’s decisive decision by the eight Ivy League university presidents to cancel all athletics events amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As coronavirus concerns spoil plans for events across Harvard’s campus, Harvard Athletics will require many student-athletes to sit out from trips and tournaments.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said he welcomes the new opportunities for student-athletes that will come when the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences joins the Athletics Department on the other side of the Charles river, completing its imminent move to Allston.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said he does not support specialized academic programs geared toward student-athletes sprouting up in Cambridge.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in a Tuesday interview that it is “healthy” that roughly one in four Harvard student-athletes drops their sport during their time at Harvard.
Though hundreds of members of the Class of 2020 have suited up for Harvard’s 42 varsity athletic teams during their time at the College, more than one in four athletes ended up quitting their teams, according to online roster data.