Sexual Assault

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In Wake of #MeToo, Harvard Title IX Office Saw 56 Percent Increase in Disclosures in 2018, Per Annual Report

Disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment across the University increased 56 percent in 2018, according to an annual Title IX Office report.

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Bacow Responds to DeVos's Proposed Title IX Rules, Releases Policy Report

President Bacow released a long-awaited report reviewing the University's Title IX policies and addressed concerns over how Harvard will adapt its guidelines to proposed government rules in an email to students Thursday.

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Student Life

Women’s Law Associations Condemn Controversial Agreements, Praise Harvard's Pipeline Parity Project

A coalition of women’s law associations from law schools across the country announced Monday that they will no longer accept funding from law firms that require employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

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Student Sues Harvard for Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault That Took Place Off-Campus

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.

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Harvard Law School

Billionaire and Convicted Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Boasts Deep, Longstanding Ties to Harvard

Epstein donated millions to the University. He funded the construction of a campus building. He cultivated cozy friendships with top Harvard brass including a former University president. And he forged close personal and professional ties to Alan M. Dershowitz.

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College Administration

Student Groups Spring into Action Against 'Harmful' Proposed Changes to Title IX

Some students groups are drafting open letters and comments to respond to the Department of Education's proposed new Title IX regulations.

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Harvard Rolls Out Mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Training for Faculty, Staff

An estimated 18,000 faculty and staff across the University will take a sexual assault prevention training module starting Monday. The new program comes on the heels of a year that saw the #MeToo movement hit Harvard in a big way.

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Student Alleges in Suit That Harvard Discriminated Against Him in Title IX Case

An unnamed male student filed a civil suit against Harvard earlier this month alleging the University discriminated against him on the basis of race and gender in its handling of a Title IX complaint that accused him of sexual misconduct.

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Central Administration

Title IX Policy Review Committee Produces Report for Bacow

Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.

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Graduate School of Design

Harvard's Design School Takes Steps to Promote Diversity, Address Sexual Misconduct

The Graduate School of Design will hire a new administrator focused on diversity and inclusion as it seeks to implement a changes to improve the school's culture.

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Harvard Still Facing Three Federal Probes Into Its Compliance With Title IX

Harvard continues to face three separate federal Title IX investigations more than four years after the first complaint was filed.

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Harvard Students Vow Continued Activism After Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

A number of students expressed frustration and disappointment at Kavanaugh’s confirmation, while several stated the news was a “shock but not a surprise.”

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Sexual Assault

#MeToo Movement Protestors

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Four Years Later, Harvard Will Offer Second Sexual Assault Climate Survey

The Association of American Universities — which administers the survey — announced Thursday that Harvard would be one of 33 schools participating in spring 2019.


Harvard Graduate Council Calls for University Investigation Into Kavanaugh

The Harvard Graduate Council published an open letter Wednesday asserting it supports the federal investigation into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and urging the University to undertake its own probe into the nominee.