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Proposed Title IX Regulations Roll Back Trump-Era Policies, Raising Concerns Among Higher Education Experts
Faculty and experts expressed both praise and concern regarding the Biden Administration’s newly proposed changes to Title IX regulations on June 23.
Harvard and the Fight for Foreign Collaboration
Debate over the regulation of foreign money in academia, once an afterthought, has become a microcosm of the U.S.’s attempts to remain the world’s top innovator, exposing a tension between the government’s efforts to remain competitive and academia’s goals to promote innovation and the free flow of ideas.
Harvard Received Almost $385 Million from 46 Countries Since August 2019
Harvard has received almost $385 million from sources in 46 countries since August 2019, according to United States Department of Education data.
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Harvard and the Biden Administration
As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.
Harvard Rolls Out Pair of New Sexual Misconduct Policies in Response to Regulations
Harvard will divide its sexual misconduct policies in two in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations — one interim policy to hew to the new federal guidelines, the other to address behavior they no longer span.
DeVos’s New, Controversial Title IX Regulations Offer Limited Definition of Sexual Misconduct, Will Require Witness Cross-Examination at Harvard
After more than a year of reviewing comments on a draft of the new guidelines, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the new Title IX rule Wednesday.
Trump Says Harvard Will Have to 'Pay Back' CARES Funds
President Donald Trump said in a press conference Tuesday evening that he would request that Harvard return the nearly $9 million it was granted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Education Department Guidelines on Reporting Foreign Funds Are Opaque, Experts Say
A week after the Department of Education launched investigations into foreign funding at Harvard and Yale, experts say federal authorities have long declined to provide clear guidelines for how universities should report such gifts.
Harvard Took In $1.1 Billion from 63 Nations from 2013-2019, per Department of Education
Harvard has reported receiving more than $1.1 billion from sources from 63 foreign nations between Jan. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2019, per Education Department data.
Ongoing Dept. of Education Rulemaking Stalls Harvard Title IX Policy Revisions
As the University awaits the finalization of the Department of Education's prospective Title IX enforcement rule, its own policy-making efforts have ground to a halt.
What Happens Next with Title IX: DeVos’s Proposed Rule, Explained
Here’s what we know so far about the rule’s future and how universities will be expected to comply.
Harvard Receives $10 Million Grant for Rural Education Research
The grant establishes the new National Center for Rural Education Research Networks at Harvard, which aims to “build the capacity of rural school districts and supporting state agencies to use their own data to improve the education of their students.”
New Title IX Regulations May Reshape Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Misconduct
The proposal provides a new framework for implementing Title IX, such as allowing colleges to pick which standard of evidence to use in sexual misconduct cases.
Yale Joins Harvard as Target of Federal Probe Into Alleged Discrimination Against Asian-Americans
Yale University — like Harvard — is now the subject of a Department of Justice probe into whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.
Obama Education Secretary Criticizes Trump Administration's Record on Education
The former secretary of education and Harvard Basketball alumnus shared his insights about the present state of American education at the IOP Tuesday night.
Division of Continuing Education
The Division of Continuing Education has expanded its online course catalog in recent years.
Harvard Facing Three Federal Title IX Investigations
Harvard is facing two previously unreported federal investigations into its compliance with anti-sex discrimination Title IX.
UC Expresses ‘Disappointment’ with Harvard Response To Title IX Changes
The Undergraduate Council expressed “disappointment” with Harvard’s decision not to officially take a stance on the Deptartment of Education’s changing federal Title IX guidelines.
Hundreds Protest Education Secretary DeVos at IOP
DeVos visited campus to talk with students and invited guests in a forum titled “A conversation on empowering parents” hosted by the Institute of Politics.
Law School Faculty Call for Title IX Sexual Assault Policy Changes
In a memo to the Department of Education, the faculty members push for revisions of Obama-era Title IX standards that govern how universities respond to campus sexual harassment and assault..
Closing the Achievement Gap
Graduate School of Education Professors Susan Moore Johnson and Katherine K. Merseth discuss Massachusetts’ charter school ballot measure as Harvard Foundation members Nuha Saho ’18 and Brenda Esqueda ’20 look on. The panel discussion on equity and access in education was hosted by the Harvard Foundation Tuesday night.
Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry
As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.
After Survey, Determined Faust Promises Conversation and Seeks Change
“We have a huge amount of work to do and we need to change this culture and these kinds of realities," University President Drew G. Faust told a packed lecture hall on Monday.