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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

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AAU Town Hall

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.


Harvard Band Members Walk Out of Centennial Banquet After Alumni Comments on Sexual Harassment Policy

More than 70 members of the Harvard Band walked out of a banquet celebrating the group’s centennial Saturday after an alumnus joked about the group’s decision to implement a sexual harassment policy.

Arts and Humanities Inclusion
Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Affiliates Discuss Inclusion In Wake of ‘Hateful’ Message Sent to Faculty Member

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey held a town hall Tuesday to discuss inclusion and belonging, and update division affiliates on the investigation into a “hateful” message delivered to a Harvard faculty member last month.

The Hasty Pudding

Hasty Pudding Donates to Anti-Sex Trafficking Nonprofit Following Criticism of Epstein Donations

In the wake of an August petition calling on the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to donate funds connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the Hasty Pudding announced a $50,000 donation to an anti-sex trafficking nonprofit Monday.

University Hall

Harvard College Business Group Cancels Sponsorship With ICE Contractor Palantir After Backlash

The Harvard Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society canceled a sponsorship with software firm Palantir Technologies last week after facing student backlash over the company’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Education Innovation Laboratory
On Campus

Education Innovation Laboratory

Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who is currently on administrative leave following allegations of sexual harassment, founded the Education Innovation Laboratory in 2008. The lab closed last week as part of the sanctions against Fryer.

Winthrop House

Winthrop Residents Say House Culture Has Improved After Ron Sullivan’s Dismissal

Winthrop House residents say the House’s atmosphere has improved this semester after the departure of former Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., who attracted controversy for his decision to represent Harvey Weinstein in court.

Roland Fryer Headshot

Harvard Closes Fryer’s Research Lab As Sanctions Take Effect

Harvard shuttered Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr.’s research lab, the Education Innovation Laboratory, on Monday after more than a decade of operation, according to its website.



The Committee on Student Life meets in the Lamont Library Forum Room at 8 a.m. once each month.

Khurana in Winthrop

Senator Grassley Sends Letter to Harvard Citing Concerns About Sullivan Dismissal

Grassley asked Bacow to provide responses to a series of questions about how administrators decided to remove Sullivan, and about the state of academic freedom at the University more broadly.

Sally Chen at the Defend Diversity Rally

‘A Day of Celebrating’: Students, Administrators Praise Admissions Ruling in Harvard’s Favor

“It is a victory for the diversity … that, I think, contributes significantly to our excellence,” Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Gay said at a faculty meeting, to thunderous applause. “If it was a cloudy day to start, hopefully it's ending with a few more bits of sun.”

Harvard Police

Harvard Police

A Harvard University Police Department investigation found that one officer called another officer a homophobic slur.

Harvard for Debate
Student Groups

Harvard Undergrads Debate Each Other on Behalf of Democratic Presidential Candidates

Dipping their toes into the national political scene for an evening, six representatives of Harvard groups supporting Democratic candidates for president sparred over policy ideas and platforms at a debate held in Harvard Yard Thursday evening.

The Hasty Pudding

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Undergrads Petition Grad Members to Donate Epstein-Linked Funds

Current Hasty Pudding Theatricals members and alumni started a petition to the organization’s graduate board last month calling for the Pudding to donate the $50,000 gift it received from a charity connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2016.


Harvard International Students Report Visa Delays Under Trump Administration

Some international students at Harvard report confronting additional hurdles in visa processing under Trump administration policies, complicating their efforts to get to campus, study abroad, and work over the summer.