Gender and Sexuality


Biology Lecturer’s Comments on Biological Sex Draw Backlash

Human Evolutionary Biology lecturer Carole K. Hooven’s comments on a Fox News show last month maintaining the existence of two sexes and defending the usage of the terms “male” and “female” to refer to biological sex in medical classes sparked backlash on social media and within the department.


In Decades-Long Push To Diversify Harvard Law Faculty and Course Offerings, Students Seek To Amplify Previously Unheard Voices

Though student advocacy efforts to hire more faculty of color and introduce a more diverse curriculum to the Law School continue today, these efforts are by no means exclusive to the present moment. Advocates have pushed for decades to reimagine and restructure the Law School’s approach to inclusive legal education.


Harvard To Merge Title IX and OSAPR Offices, Forming Office for Gender Equity

Harvard will dissolve the University’s Title IX Office and the Office for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and move its sexual harassment and assault resources under one entity — the Office for Gender Equity — which will be supervised by the central administration.


University Dismisses Student’s Title IX Complaint After Gen Ed Clash Over Race, Gender

Harvard dismissed a Title IX complaint from a transgender student this month who alleged comments Anthropology professor Arthur M. Kleinman made during a public confrontation during a General Education class in September constituted sexual misconduct.


Scholars Discuss 19th Amendment’s Achievements and Shortcomings in Radcliffe Panel

Six female scholars from across the social sciences discussed the achievements and failures of the 19th Amendment Thursday evening in the third installment of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies’s event series “Voting Matters: Gender, Citizenship, and the Long 19th Amendment.”


Secret Court Centennial Begins with Faculty, Student Panels

To commemorate the centennial of the Secret Court of 1920, Harvard affiliates on two panels last week reflected on past and present issues facing queer students at the school as part of an event series entitled “Secret Court 100: Harvard’s Queer Century.”


Women’s Center Sponsors 'New Visions'-Themed Women’s Week

At the Harvard College Women’s Center’s 14th annual Women’s Week, eight student-led events celebrated the turn of the decade with the theme “New Visions,” in honor of International Women’s Day.


Mauro Appointed New Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging

Mauro will direct the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team within the Dean of Students Office. In that capacity, she will oversee the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, the Office of Diversity Education and Support, the College’s Title IX Office, and the Women’s Center, as well as the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, which merged with EDI in February 2019.


Harvard Business Review Editors Talk Women and Workplace Conflict at Podcast Taping

Three Harvard Business Review editors and a Harvard Business School professor discussed approaches to resolving workplace conflicts at a live taping of the podcast “Women at Work” Tuesday night, drawing a packed crowd to the Business School’s Klarman Hall.


Annual Kennedy School Diversity Report Shows Little Change from 2018

The Harvard Kennedy School has seen little or no change across various demographics in its student, faculty, and staff population, according to the school’s annual diversity report released Thursday.


Government Department Appoints Title IX Liaison, In Communication With External Review Committee

Government department leaders have appointed a new Title IX liaison and are in communication with the external committee tasked with reviewing the department, Government chair Jeffry A. Frieden announced at a town hall meeting Tuesday.


Labor Leaders Highlight Domestic Workers’ Rights at IOP

Leaders from the National Domestic Workers Alliance discussed the importance of domestic workers’ contributions to the future of the labor movement at an Institute of Politics event Monday evening.


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