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Harvard Dismisses Fencing Coach Over Conflict of Interest Violation

Harvard has dismissed head fencing coach Peter Brand after an independent inquiry into the 2016 sale of his home found he violated Harvard’s conflict of interest policy, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise wrote in an email to athletics staff Tuesday.

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Federal Grand Jury Investigates Harvard Fencing Scandal

A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of a Needham, Mass. home from Harvard’s head fencing coach to the father of current and former College fencers. The Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office subpoenaed Needham officials in April, seeking to review records related to the 2016 transaction.

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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.

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COLUMN: Authority Figures Must Learn from the Harvard Fencing Scandal

Just as Harvard was ready to saunter away from the quagmire that is Operation Varsity Blues, we were hit with an admissions scandal on our own front piste.

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Harvard is holding Conflict of Interest training for coaches in wake of the fencing scandal.

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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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Harvard Investigates Head Fencing Coach for Real Estate Transactions Involving Family of Current and Former Student-Athletes

Peter Brand, Harvard’s head men and women’s fencing coach, sold his Needham, Mass. house to iTalk Global Communications, Inc. co-founder Jie Zhao in 2016 for hundreds of thousands of dollars above its valuation, the Boston Globe reported Thursday. Zhao’s younger son, a sophomore, was admitted to Harvard shortly after and is currently a member of the fencing team. His older son, who was also a member of the fencing team, graduated from Harvard in 2018.

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Harvard Fencing Concludes Season with Fourth-Place Finish in NCAAs

The result was the highest finish for Harvard fencing since 2006, a year in which it won the tournament. The fourth place finish was the result of strong individual performances across the board.

Harvard Olympian: Eli R. Dershwitz
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Harvard Olympian: Eli R. Dershwitz

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A Crimson fencer celebrates after securing a match victory at home against NYU.

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Let it Out

Junior co-captain Duncan Rheingans-Yoo lets out an exhilarating yell during this weekend's bout with NYU.

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Fencing Rides Dominating Performance Against NYU into Ivy Championships

With a dominating performance from both No. 2 men’s fencing and No.7 women’s fencing, the Crimson marked another tally in the win column.

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Fencing Lunges into Preseason at Penn State Open

Harvard fencing lunged, parried, and riposted its way to successful finishes in both the men’s and women’s divisions during this weekend’s preseason-starting Penn State Open.

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Dershwitz Becomes World's Top-Ranked Men's Saber Fencer

In the bustling Southern Chinese city of Wuxi, over 7,000 miles away from Cambridge, Mass., senior co-captain Eli Dershwitz became the No.1-ranked men's saber fencer in the world.

Harvard Women and Men's Fencing vs. NYU
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Harvard Women and Men's Fencing vs. NYU

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