Rakesh Khurana


Khurana Defends Principles Behind Defunct Social Group Sanctions

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana defended the principle behind Harvard’s sanctions targeting single gender social organizations in a Friday interview.


Proportional Discipline, Student Privacy Guide Harvard’s Pandemic Discipline, Khurana Says

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview that taking proportional disciplinary action and protecting student privacy were among the principles that informed the College’s process for adjudicating pandemic protocol violations.


Undergraduates Will Have ‘Very Limited’ Access to Campus Buildings This Fall, Gay and Khurana Say

Harvard undergraduates living on campus in the fall will have “very limited” access to physical facilities, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email to faculty and staff Thursday morning.


Exhibits Attached to Final Club Suit Detail Internal Debates Over Selling the Sanctions

In court filings this week, a trove of documents — including internal Harvard communications and official reports — were released as part of the federal lawsuit over sanctions on members of final clubs and single-gender Greek organizations.


With End of Sanctions, Khurana Bids Signature Policy Proposal Goodbye

University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Monday afternoon that Harvard has dropped its social group sanctions as a result of a recent Supreme Court decision on sex discrimination, dismantling Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana’s most high-profile undertaking since beginning his post.


College Announces New Faculty Deans in Five Houses

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana announced that five new faculty deans will join Cabot House, Eliot House, Kirkland House, Quincy House, and Winthrop House beginning July 1 in Thursday emails to affiliates of those Houses.


'Nearly All' Respondents to Undergraduate Survey Prefer Fall On-Campus, Khurana Says

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Tuesday interview that “nearly all” respondents to a College-wide survey about the coming semester expressed a strong desire to return to Harvard’s residential campus in the fall.


Faculty to Discuss Fall Courses, Simultaneous Enrollment; Extension School Courses Likely Online Only

In its first monthly meeting since faculty and students cleared Harvard’s campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote over Zoom on course lists for the fall semester Tuesday, as well as a motion to simplify procedures for simultaneous enrollment.


As Planned, College Will Announce Ten New Faculty Deans By End of May

Harvard College will aim to conclude its five ongoing faculty dean searches by the end of May as planned, according to Dean of Finance and Administration Sheila C. Thimba.


Khurana Praises Harvard College’s Adaptability in Transition to Online Learning

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said in a Tuesday interview that he sees the transition to online learning as an opportunity for students and faculty to innovate in pedagogy and practice adaptability.


Inside Harvard College’s Decision to Send Students Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nguyen’s email marked the first of many Harvard undergraduates would receive about the coronavirus. At first, they concerned Harvard’s centers and activities in far off places. But while students received emails about travel restrictions and hygiene tips, behind the scenes College administrators began to discuss more extreme changes the virus might bring about on campus.


Khurana Says He Hopes to Expand College’s Definition of Public Service

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview last Tuesday that he hopes to expand the way Harvard College and its students define public service.


Dean Khurana on Lottery System

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said further changes to Harvard's General Education system are slated for upcoming semesters.


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Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced in November that he and his wife Stephanie R. Khurana will step down from their role as faculty deans of Cabot House at the end of the school year.


Khurana Offers Support for Formalized Ethnic Studies Program

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Tuesday that he supports Harvard undergraduates’ calls for a formalized ethnic studies program.


Khurana Says College Preparing For Strike Spilling Into Second Semester

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.


Athletics Review Will Focus on Student-Athletes’ Health and Wellness, Khurana Says

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.


Khurana Says Harvard College Needs More Information Before Pursuing Multicultural Center

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.


In Wake of Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Khurana Agrees Harvard Must Become Aware of Biases

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.


OSAPR and Harvard College to Pilot Bystander Training, Khurana Says

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.


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Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana speaks to students in Winthrop dining hall about the recent decision not to renew the house's Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan and Stephanie R. Robinson.


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