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Department of Athletics

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College

Athletics Review Will Focus on Student-Athletes’ Health and Wellness, Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he hopes the athletics review — which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced earlier this semester — will center around improving student-athletes’ health and wellness.

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Dean Gay Launches Nationwide Search for New Athletics Director

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced Thursday the composition of a University-wide committee to find a replacement for longtime Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.

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Student Athlete Advisory Council Creates Committee to Address Athlete Isolation

In response to structural and social divides between athletes and non-athletes, the Student Athlete Advisory Council created a new committee this semester to connect athletic teams and non-athletic organizations on campus.

Dean Claudine Gay
FAS

FAS Dean Gay Poised to Launch Nationwide Search for Athletics Director

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay will soon launch a nationwide search for Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise’s successor, she said in an interview Wednesday.

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Football

Bob Scalise

Director of Athletics Robert L. Scalise walks along the sidelines at the Harvard Dartmouth game Saturday afternoon.

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College

Athletics Reviews Equitable Funding, Works to Improve Culture for Female Athletes

The Athletics department has taken several measures this semester to combat challenges that women in athletics face structurally, including conforming to new standards established by the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law.

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College

NCAA Rules Student Athletes Can Profit From Their Image

In response to mounting pressure from a number of states to compensate student athletes, the NCAA’s top governing body voted unanimously Tuesday to allow student athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses.

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Breaking News

NCAA Players Profit

After Tuesday's unanimous vote by the NCAA Board of Governors, student athletes will now be eligible to make money using their name as long as it is in line with their university's guidelines. Before this policy can be utilized, each university must submit a set of rules to the NCAA on monetary endorsements.

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Department of Athletics

Athlete Isolation

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College

Scalise Says Student Athletes Face Structural Isolation on Campus

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview earlier this month that the College’s schedule works against inclusion on campus, structurally forcing athletes into their own isolated groups.

Murr Center
College

Athletics Study to Review Departmental Culture, Director Scalise Says

The ongoing study of Harvard's Athletics Department will largely examine the department’s culture, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview Friday.

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College

Harvard Athletics Will Use ‘Honor System’ to Implement Sanctions Policy

The Harvard Athletics Department will use an “honor system” to implement the College’s sanctions on members of certain single-gender social organizations, outgoing Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview Friday.

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College

After Admissions Scandals, Harvard Requires Coaches to Provide Proof of Recruits’ Athletic Abilities

In the wake of admissions scandals both nationwide and at the University, Harvard has implemented new policies — including requiring coaches to provide proof of recruits’ athletic abilities — to prevent fraudulent athletic admissions, according to Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.

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Men's Crew

Head of the Charles Regatta Brings Tens of Thousands of Spectators to Cambridge

Rowing enthusiasts and casual spectators of all ages streamed through Harvard’s campus to watch more than 70 races at the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.

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FAS

Longtime Harvard Athletics Director Scalise To Retire at End of Academic Year

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise will retire in June 2020, after more than 50 years at Harvard serving in a variety of roles including coach and Business School associate dean.

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