Student Who Sued Harvard for Investigating Alleged, Off-Campus Sexual Assault Voluntarily Dismisses Case
A Harvard College student who sued the University alleging it had wrongfully opened an investigation into sexual assault allegations against him has voluntarily dismissed his suit, according to documents filed in federal court Friday.
Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvard Prof. Fryer Resigns from American Economic Association Post
Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who currently faces at least three Harvard-led investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, resigned from the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association, the AEA announced Tuesday.
Two sources with knowledge of the matter said Harvard's Office for Dispute Resolution is still looking into the Economics professor’s behavior as part of a second investigation.
The unnamed male student, dubbed “John Doe” is demanding Harvard cease to investigate him and pay him $75,000 in damages, as well as compensate him for any costs incurred during litigation.
American Economics Association Elects Fryer to High-Ranking Post, Says It Was Unaware of Sexual Harassment Allegations
The AEA announced in fall 2018 that it was adding Fryer — along with four other top economists including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen — to the 2019 iteration of its Executive Committee.
Over the past week, several students filed formal complaints alleging Kavanaugh’s presence in Cambridge would violate Harvard’s policy prohibiting sexual and gender-based harassment.
Pending the results of an investigation into his alleged sexual harassment of at least 20 women, Dominguez will continue to receive the perks that come with emeritus status, including access to University spaces and research support.
Roughly 30 percent of surveyed members of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences say they know at least one person in their department who has experienced sexual harassment.
According to the report, 43 individuals across Harvard filed formal complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment during 2016-2017, an increase from 26 the year before.
Harvard has seen a 20 percent increase in sexual harassment complaints filed in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal implicating Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein.
Harvard’s Title IX Office will split into two distinct offices—one for investigations and one for training and resources—in an administrative restructuring.
“We’re gonna be pushing for a lot of demands that we’ve been quite vocal about in the past,” Amelia Y. Goldberg ’19, a member of the group, said.
Harvard College’s Title IX coordinators received 121 disclosures of incidents of potential sexual harassment last academic year, a nearly four-fold increase since the 2013-2014 school year, according to the University Title IX Office’s annual report.