Investigation of Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Program Aims to Conclude by End of Term
Jenner and Block, the New York-based law firm investigating Harvard’s women’s ice hockey program in light of allegations of abuse against the program and its head coach, aims to complete its review by the end of April, according to a former team member.
Harvard Women’s Hockey Program Investigation Marks Eighth Athletics Review Since 2016
In past scandals within Harvard Athletics programs, coach behavior and team culture have been reviewed by University bodies — such as the Office of General Counsel or the Title IX office — or independent investigators. Still, Harvard Athletics has faced other major scandals in recent years, three of which involved an external conduct investigation.
Ivy League Faces Federal Class Action Lawsuit Over Athletic Scholarships Policy
Two Brown University student athletes have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all present and former Ivy League athletes recruited since March 2019, claiming the eight Ivy League colleges unlawfully colluded to reduce financial aid and compensation for student-athletes.
Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey to Undergo External Investigation Amid Allegations Against Coach
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott announced in a March 14 email that Harvard Athletics will conduct an independent, external review of the women’s ice hockey program following allegations of abuse leveled against the program and head coach Katey Stone.
Longtime Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Faces Allegations of Abusive Behavior
Harvard has not publicly responded to allegations of abusive behavior by Harvard women’s ice hockey head coach Katey Stone reported in a Boston Globe investigation published Friday.
Ten Stories That Shaped 2022
In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.
Attorneys Clash Over Key Witness’ Credibility in Closing Arguments for Harvard Admissions Bribery Trial
Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys sparred over the credibility of a self-described “middleman” in the alleged admissions bribery scheme between ex-Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and a Harvard parent in closing arguments Tuesday.
Zhao Sons Testify They Were Unaware of Alleged Bribes to Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach
Eric Y. Zhao ’18 and Edward Y. Zhao ’21, whose father is accused of bribing a former Harvard fencing coach, testified Monday that their father’s involvement in their fencing careers was driven by his love for the sport.
Mass. Governor and Former Harvard Athlete Charlie Baker ’79 Selected as Next NCAA President
Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 will serve as the next president of the NCAA, the association announced in a press release Thursday morning.
Admissions Bribery Trial of Former Harvard Fencing Coach Set to Begin Monday
Former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and ex-Harvard College parent Jie “Jack” Zhao are set to go on trial in federal court Monday, more than two years after they were first arrested on bribery charges.
‘I Don’t Think I’ve Seen People More Happy to Practice in My Life’: Harvard Athletics Director Reflects on Return to Campus
Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott said in a Friday interview that the full return to in-person athletics has “meant everything” for student-athletes.
In Historic First, Student-Athletes Can Now Profit Off of Name, Image, and Likeness
Harvard student-athletes may receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness for the first time, the Ivy League announced Thursday, changing its rules to align with a new interim policy from the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Harvard Athletics Director McDermott Rules Out Local Non-Conference Play Before Fall Semester
Harvard varsity sports teams will not participate in any organized competition — including local non-conference competition — before the fall semester, Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Wednesday.
Following Ivy League Policy Shift, Harvard Athletics Helps Athletes Navigate Grad School Admissions Process
In light of the Ivy League’s sudden policy change allowing senior student athletes to compete next year as graduate students, Harvard Athletics is supporting interested athletes by answering informational questions and writing recommendation letters, according to Athletics Director Erin McDermott.
Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott Says Fall Competition Likely, Outlines Possible Scenarios
In an interview Wednesday, Harvard Director of Athletics Erin McDermott laid out three possible scenarios for the fall 2021 athletics season: conference-only competition, expanded Ivy League and regional competition, or full competition including long-distance, non-conference play.
Bacow, Gay Weigh In On Ivy League Decisions and Fall Athletics Planning in Webinar with Student Athletes
University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay explained Ivy League decisions regarding athletics competition amid the coronavirus pandemic to Harvard student athletes in a Zoom webinar Tuesday.
‘Too Little, Too Late’: Ivy League Decision Allowing Senior Student Athletes to Compete as Grad Students Draws Mixed Reactions
Harvard College student athletes reacted with surprise, gratitude, and skepticism to the Ivy League’s decision Thursday to allow current senior student athletes to compete as graduate students next year, in a reversal of a longstanding League policy barring graduate students from competition.
As Harvard Presses Ahead With Campus Reopening, Student Athletes Resume Training
Student athletes residing on campus were allowed to begin strength and conditioning workouts and sport-specific training Monday as Harvard proceeded to the next phase of its campus reopening.
‘A No-Brainer’: Harvard Student Athletes Explore Post-Grad Education and Competition at Other Schools
Some student athletes whose seasons were canceled by the pandemic plan to use their final year of collegiate athletics eligibility at other universities after obtaining their Harvard degrees.
Harvard Will Not Permit Athletes Living Off-Campus To Train On Campus in the Spring
Harvard announced Friday that it will not allow student-athletes living off campus to participate in athletics training on-campus next semester, marking the University’s latest effort to regulate life on campus during the coronavirus crisis.
Harvard Athletes Meet Ivy League Decision to Cancel Winter Season With Disappointment
Several athletes on Harvard’s varsity winter sports teams said they were disappointed — if somewhat unsurprised — at the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the winter athletics season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Feds. Charge Former Harvard Fencing Coach, Parent With Bribery
The former fencing coach and Harvard College parent at the heart of an admissions scandal which embroiled Harvard Athletics in spring 2019 were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts.
Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise
Harvard and the seven other Ivy League institutions have canceled the winter sports season as the number of coronavirus cases climbs in Massachusetts and across the nation, according to Director of Harvard Athletics Erin McDermott.
Signs posted outside Harvard Stadium announce that all recreational facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite Financial Strain, Harvard Not Considering Varsity Athletic Team Cuts
Harvard Athletics has spared its personnel and 42 NCAA Division I programs from cuts as it drastically reduces operations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Athletics Erin McDermott said in a Tuesday interview.