Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 said the Corporation was briefed on and supports Harvard administrators’ recent decisions to relieve Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. of his Winthrop House faculty deanship and to sanction former professor Jorge I. Dominguez.
Four women who accused former Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez of sexual misconduct say Harvard failed to collect information they possess about Dominguez’s behavior, despite their offer to meet with University representatives about the matter.
Holding red and black posters reading “Reclaim Winthrop” and “#MeToo,” three student groups staged a sit-in in the Winthrop House dining hall Friday amid controversy surrounding Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
More than 60 Government department affiliates met Thursday to discuss a report released by a departmental committee tasked with analyzing internal climate that recommended a slate of policies to improve sexual harassment reporting and prevention procedures.
Advocates of anonymous reporting — including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which spearheaded a sexual misconduct climate collaborative in which Harvard is involved — say that anonymity helps to support victims.
Harvard's sexual misconduct climate survey, which is entering its third week, has received a response rate of more than 20 percent — already almost half of the survey’s total response rate in 2015.
Virginia L. Giuffre sued Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz for defamation in federal court Tuesday, claiming he falsely accused her of perjury after she implicated him in a sex ring operated by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.
Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey Firm Paid $1.5 Million in 2014 Employment Discrimination Settlement
The Association of American Universities released its second national sexual misconduct survey April 2 in collaboration with Westat — a research firm that faced employment discrimination charges in 2014.
The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a discussion about gender based violence and advocacy for victims of sexual assault in a panel at Memorial Church Monday evening.
The statement alleged the College’s response to student outcry over Sullivan’s decision had “racist undertones” and contested arguments that attorneys should not represent people accused of sexual assault and rape. BLSA also affirmed its support for survivors of sexual violence and praised Sullivan’s previous work as a defense attorney.
Responding to Graduate Student Activism, Bacow Reaffirms No External Review of Dominguez Allegations for Now
Bacow wrote in a letter to the students that Harvard would not commence an external review of sexual misconduct allegations against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez until its internal review concludes.
The Undergraduate Council signed a statement Sunday in support of the graduate student union’s efforts to ensure that their new contract with the University includes an option for union members to seek third-party grievance procedures to address sexual harassment issues.
Winthrop House Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. and Stephanie R. Robinson addressed student concerns about “racially offensive” flyers calling for Sullivan’s removal from his post as a faculty dean in a Sunday email to Winthrop affiliates.