Title IX


District Judge Allows Student Suit to Go Forward on Basis of Racial Discrimination, Dismisses Gender Bias Claim

The United States District Court of Massachusetts permitted a lawsuit against Harvard by a former student disciplined by the College for sexual assault to move forward Thursday on grounds of racial discrimination but dismissed his claims of gender bias.


Protected by Decades-Old Power Structures, Three Renowned Harvard Anthropologists Face Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Senior Anthropology professors Theodore C. Bestor, Gary Urton, and John L. Comaroff have weathered allegations of sexual harassment, including some leveled by students. But affiliates said gender issues in the department stretch beyond them.


Trump Admin's Timing on DeVos’s Title IX Rule Draws Criticism Amid Coronavirus Crisis

After the White House recently cleared U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s new proposed Title IX rule last week, DeVos is free to issue the new guidelines at any time — a decision that legal experts have criticized amid the coronavirus crisis.


Harvard Title IX Office Operations Continue Remotely During COVID-19 Crisis

The Title IX Office has fully shifted to remote communication and continued operations as usual in the past three weeks in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.


LGBTQ Resources

The Title IX Office has launched a new LGBTQ+ Resources page on its website as part of an ongoing initiative to improve gender equity at the University.


Dominguez Accusers Criticize Harvard’s External Review During Panel

Four women who have accused former Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez of sexual misconduct criticized Harvard’s external review of the circumstances that enabled that misconduct during a panel Monday.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2019

Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful year at Harvard. Students pushed for change via protests, whether they called for an ethnic studies program or for divestment. Outside news touched campus, too, as University affiliates examined Harvard's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined the past twelve months on campus.


Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s

The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and financial troubles, lawsuits and strikes. Here, The Crimson takes a look back at stories that defined Harvard over the past ten years.


Title IX Disclosures Increase While Formal Complaints Remain Stagnant, Per Annual Report

Between the fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the rate at which Harvard affiliates disclosed harassment to the Title IX Office increased 56 percent. The jump from 2018 to 2019 was more moderate: While 416 students made disclosures in 2018, 500 did so a year later.


New College Title IX Coordinator to Focus on Accessibility

Harvard College Title IX coordinator Erin Clark, who stepped into her new role Oct. 2, has spent her first two months on the job focused on making Title IX resources more accessible to the University’s undergraduates.


Harvard Defends Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Position As Strike Begins

As members of the graduate student union hit the picket lines Tuesday, University negotiators posted a position statement online arguing that the union’s proposed procedure for adjudicating sexual harassment and discrimination complaints may be in conflict with Title IX.


Dominguez Accuser Concerned By Perceived ‘Disinterest’ of Harvard External Review Committee

A woman accusing former Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez of sexual misconduct said she and three other women are “concerned” with the progress of Harvard’s external review into the circumstances that allowed Dominguez to perpetrate misconduct over four decades at the University.


Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is located at 44R Brattle Street. Federal Title IX policy is currently in flux following a set of proposed changes suggested by the Department of Education last year.


Ongoing Dept. of Education Rulemaking Stalls Harvard Title IX Policy Revisions

As the University awaits the finalization of the Department of Education's prospective Title IX enforcement rule, its own policy-making efforts have ground to a halt.


Former Harvard Student Sues University for Denying His Degree Following Sexual Misconduct Findings

Former Harvard undergraduate Damilare Sonoiki ’13 filed a lawsuit against the University Oct. 21 alleging that the College unfairly withheld and ultimately denied him his degree after three fellow students accused him of sexual assault.


Harvard Provost Garber ‘Deeply Disappointed’ With AAU Survey Results

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said in an interview Thursday he is “deeply disappointed” by the lack of progress the University has made in combating sexual misconduct after a recent climate survey found Harvard’s incident rate remained unchanged from four years ago.


Harvard and Peer Institutions Report Similar Rates of Sexual Misconduct

A national sexual misconduct climate survey administered to universities across the country earlier this year revealed that most schools did not see a significant change in the prevalence of sexual assault compared with the incident rates four years ago.


Harvard Administrators Discuss Sexual Misconduct Survey Results at Town Hall

More than 50 Harvard affiliates gathered in the Science Center Thursday evening at a town hall to discuss the results of a campus-wide sexual misconduct climate survey that found incidences of sexual misconduct have remained largely unchanged over the past four years.


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