Asked whether he is concerned by the push to oppose the penalties, Khurana said he thinks “people should respect a private institution’s ability to organize itself around its mission.”
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana has accepted a proposal to begin research on the possible establishment of a multicultural center on campus.
The College canceled a proposed “bridge” program that would have allowed traditionally all-female final clubs and sororities a longer period of time to go gender-neutral.
The Administrative Board will enforce the College’s penalties on members of single-gender social groups, the College announced Thursday as part of its long-anticipated final implementation plan for its controversial social life policy.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote to either accept or reject the appearance of the College’s policy on single-gender social organizations in the Harvard student handbook.
Khurana said he is aware students may be confused about the policy and that he hopes to clear up the uncertainty as soon as possible.
For now at least, what some consider Khurana’s signature initiative as Dean of the College is safe.
The Faculty voted down a motion designed to nullify the College’s penalties on single-gender social groups.
Khurana defended the report against critics who charge that the task force’s work did not specifically address some student and faculty concerns.
Planning for the College’s newest pre-orientation program targeted at students from first generation, low-income, and under resourced high schools marches forward as the program irons out logistics and solicits student input.