Sexual Assault

Overseers Announcement

Corporation Supports Decisions to Not Renew Sullivan, Sanction Dominguez

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.

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Dominguez Accusers and Their Lawyers Say Harvard ‘Stonewalled’ Them on Investigation

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.

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Students Stage Sit-In at Winthrop Dining Hall, Protest Harvard Dean Sullivan

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.

Government Town Hall

Government Affiliates Discuss Proposals to Improve Department Culture at Town Hall

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.

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Central Administration

Harvard to Pilot Anonymous Title IX Reporting System

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 Wears Denim

Harvard Wears Denim

Students wore denim on Wednesday for Harvard Wears Denim to show solidarity for victims of sexual assault.

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Gender and Sexuality

Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey Must More Than Double Response Rate to Match 2015 Participation

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.

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Harvard Law School

Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz for Defamation

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.

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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.


OSAPR Kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a Conversation on Gender-Based Violence

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.

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Student Groups

Harvard Black Law Students Association Calls Winthrop Climate Review an ‘Outsized Response’

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.

CGIS Dominguez Poster

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.

OSAPR Community Outreach Plans
Student Life

OSAPR Community Outreach Plans

OSAPR director Pierre R. Berastaín Ojeda '10 speaks about the office's new goal of engaging more directly with students' needs.

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On Campus

UC Supports Harvard Graduate Students Union’s Proposed Third-Party Arbitration Procedures

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.

Sullivan Updated

Winthrop House Deans Address Flyers Some Students Consider ‘Racially Offensive’ in Email

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.