Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Tuesday that he supports Harvard undergraduates’ calls for a formalized ethnic studies program.
Dean Khurana said Tuesday that his office is focused on “minimizing the disruptions” for College students in the event that the graduate student union’s strike continues through the beginning of next semester.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he hopes the athletics review — which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced earlier this semester — will center around improving student-athletes’ health and wellness.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that Harvard will need to continue research and planning before making any decisions regarding a possible multicultural center.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he agrees with the verdict in the Harvard admissions lawsuit asserting that the College’s admissions processes are not perfect.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday he will work with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to pilot new forms of bystander training after survey results showed rates of sexual misconduct among undergraduates have remained stagnant over the past several years.
Harvard College is exploring ways to limit spending in preparation for a future fiscal downturn more than ten years after the 2008 financial crisis hit the University, College Dean for Administration Sheila C. Thimba said in an April 30 interview.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Tuesday that he has met with students advocating for the University’s divestment from fossil fuels and companies with ties to the prison industry and that he supports their right to engage in activism — including through protest.
Asked About Winthrop Climate Review, Harvard College Dean Khurana Says House System Should Support Students
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana emphasized the “unique” nature of the House system and the faculty dean role in response to questions on student concerns about living in Winthrop House amid controversy over Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he is “pleased” with the recent progress students have made in transitioning their social organizations into compliance with the College’s social groups policies.
The College is reviewing its “amnesty policy” in response to a fall report on the April 2018 forcible arrest of a black undergraduate, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Friday.
Officials plan to separate Harvard’s “13th House” into two distinct organizations, per Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana’s email.
“We’re not trying to mirror the socioeconomic or income distribution of the United States,” Khurana said. “What we’re trying to do is identify talent and make it possible for them to come to a place like Harvard.”
Both Harvard and SFFA say they think college campuses across the United States should be racially and socioeconomically diverse. They just differ on how to get there.
Khurana Says 2013 Report Showing Disadvantage for Asian-American Harvard Applicants ‘Was Not Correct’
“It did not reflect the data, the process, that one would want in a social science report that looks at important issues like discrimination,” Khurana said.
In his first speech to students as Harvard's president, Bacow gave the wide-eyed freshmen homework: registering to vote.
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.”