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College

Gay Doesn’t Rule Out Changes to Admissions Policies in Response to Fencing Scandal

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said in an interview Thursday that the College could alter its admissions policies after an external investigation into Harvard’s head fencing coach, Peter Brand.

The Building Where It Happens
Student Life

Athletics Director Scalise Says Student-Athletes Should Not Be Paid

Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said he does not think student-athletes should be paid while at Harvard in an interview last month, joining in a national conversation about student-athlete compensation.

The Building Where It Happens
Health

Senior Associate Athletics Director Patricia Henry To Retire After 40 Years

Senior Associate Director of Athletics Patricia Henry will retire June 30, bringing her 40-year tenure to a close, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.

Fencing Scandal Coach Training
College

Harvard Will Train Athletics Coaches in Conflict of Interest Policy Following Investigation Into Fencing Coach

Harvard will train its athletics coaching staff on its conflict of interest policy in the wake of an investigation into head fencing coach Peter Brand for engaging in a real estate transaction with the parent of a current and then-prospective fencer.

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College

Federal Complaint Alleges Harvard’s Decision to Place Former Student on Leave Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

Harvard currently faces a complaint filed with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleging the College’s 2018 decision to place former student Ty Pelton-Byce ’20 on a mandatory leave of absence constituted disability-based discrimination.

Murr Center
College

'Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program' Offers Mental Health Support to Student-Athletes

Starting at the beginning of this academic year, student-athletes have had an additional resource at their disposal as they navigate both Harvard classes and Division I athletics: The Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program.

Bryce Aiken Shoots from Three
College

Bryce Aiken Shoots from Three

Brice Aiken takes a three pointer during Saturday's game against Princeton. The Crimson won their last home game and look to win their final two games of the regular season this upcoming weekend.

HUPD
Crime

Tufts Lecturer Arrested for 'Peeping and Spying' in Harvard Pool Locker Room

Tufts lecturer and Harvard Business School graduate Kaiser K. Fung, 45, was arrested for surreptitiously photographing a Harvard affiliate in the men’s locker room showers at Blodgett Pool last week.

Harvard Yale Crowd
Football

Harvard Students Celebrate 135th Game Victory — Less So The Venue

Harvard's commanding 45-27 victory over Yale in the 135th iteration of The Game delighted College students who had witnessed back-to-back losses to Harvard's New Haven rival the past two years.

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On Campus

Spike in Harvard-Yale Ticket Scalping Spurs Rebuke from Resident Deans

So many students have tried to resell their tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game this year — a violation of Athletics Department policy — that some resident deans are now admonishing undergrads over internal email lists.

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight
College

Harvard Athletics Launches 23 New Workshops for Student-Athletes Under 'Crimson360'

Harvard Athletics has debuted 23 new initiatives for student-athletes as part of a program titled "Crimson360" and meant to reflect the department's revamped motto of "principled leadership, academic integration and competitive excellence."

No Princeton, No Problem
Men's Swimming

Harvard's Head Diving Coach Resigns Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The head coach of Harvard’s diving program Chris Heaton has resigned days after administrators placed him on leave following allegations that he solicited nude pictures from and sent photos of his penis to young female athletes years ago.

Murr Center
Women's Lacrosse

Athletics Department Selects Three New Head Coaches

The Harvard Athletics Department announced new head coaches for the men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s diving teams.

All Lined Up
Admissions

Filings Show Athletes With High Academic Scores Have 83 Percent Acceptance Rate

Documents also showed recruited athletes of low academic standing had an acceptance rate nearly a thousand times greater than that for non-athletes of the same standing.

Dillon Fieldhouse
Department of Athletics

Dillon Fieldhouse

The Dillon Fieldhouse holds the offices of numerous varsity coaches as well as their teams' locker rooms and equipment facilities.

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