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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
The former secretary of education and Harvard Basketball alumnus shared his insights about the present state of American education at the IOP Tuesday night.
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.
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..
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.
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.
“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.
“What campuses are doing under pressure from the Department of Education is hurting the cause of gender equality,” the professor argued.
The final version of the scorecard departs from previous plans, which called for explicit ranking of colleges against one another.
Harvard faces mounting scrutiny into an aspect of its admission process that administrators have long held is central to fostering campus diversity.
The Department of Education decided to dismiss the complaint because it is similar to an ongoing and separate federal lawsuit filed against Harvard.
The U.S. Department of Education now plans to release a data tool for prospective students and their families to compare colleges this summer.