A group of Harvard College athletes told members of the search advisory committee for the next Athletics Director they hope the committee’s pick will be responsive to athletes’ concerns and set high standards for the program in a meeting at the end of last month.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said he does not think student-athletes should be paid while at Harvard in an interview last month, joining in a national conversation about student-athlete compensation.
Senior Associate Director of Athletics Patricia Henry will retire June 30, bringing her 40-year tenure to a close, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.
Starting at the beginning of this academic year, student-athletes have had an additional resource at their disposal as they navigate both Harvard classes and Division I athletics: The Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program.
Eating mozzarella sticks, drinking beers, and cheering loudly for their teams, students crowded into common rooms and dining halls across campus to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl Sunday.
The College’s amnesty policy — which grants intoxicated students under 21 exemption from punishment in certain cases — will be in effect during the Harvard-Yale football game at Fenway Park on Nov. 17.
Harvard Athletics has debuted 23 new initiatives for student-athletes as part of a program titled "Crimson360" and meant to reflect the department's revamped motto of "principled leadership, academic integration and competitive excellence."
Harvard Places Head Diving Coach on Leave After Suit Alleges He Solicited Nude Pictures from Female Athletes
Harvard has placed the head coach of its diving program Chris Heaton on leave after a suit filed in an Indiana court alleged he solicited nude pictures from and sent photos of his penis to young female swimmers years ago.
More than 700 Harvard students and affiliates have signed a petition calling for the Harvard-Yale tailgate to be held in the athletics complex in the hours before The Game on Nov. 17, and not in a proposed space near Fenway Park.
The women’s varsity golf team’s week-long spring break training trip in California ended on a sour note when their team van was broken into.
The Harvard Varsity Club drew praise from student-athletes Wednesday after staff distributed copies of “What Made Maddy Run” to increase dialogue around mental health.
As the Athletics Department takes new steps to build a more diverse staff, it faces a series of challenges that coaches, players, and administrators alike said slows progress.
The Athletics Department will create “a protocol for receiving and acting on complaints of gender inequities” and provide “conflict resolution training” for coaches and staff following a series of scandals last year.
Behind the scenes, Harvard’s athletics department is working to push its ticketing operations into the digital age and has quietly instigated a steady rise in attendance over the past five years, bucking trends that have set in at other schools.
Thursday is a big day for Harvard’s Athletic Department. ESPN will likely be on campus, as will NFL.com. A horde of scouts will start their day across the river at the athletic facilities at 9 a.m.—all for the football team’s “Pro Day.”
Athletic department officials say the iconic show has delivered lasting benefits to the department. Most significantly, these include a boost to recruiting efforts.
The event, which included a luncheon and raffle, preceded the Crimson’s afternoon game against Penn and drew alumni as far removed from their college days as Paul I. Lee ’46, who will be heading to New Haven for his 73rd Harvard-Yale game this fall.