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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

Staff writer Shera S. Avi-Yonah can be reached at shera.avi-yonah@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @saviyonah.

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College

Khurana Pleased With Registered Student Organization Transition Progress

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he is “pleased” with the recent progress students have made in transitioning their social organizations into compliance with the College’s social groups policies.

Winthrop House Commencement
College

Association of Black Harvard Women Calls on Winthrop Dean Sullivan to Resign

The Association of Black Harvard Women executive board emailed University administrators Thursday afternoon, calling on Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., to step down from his post following his decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein as he stands accused of rape.

Grays Hall
College

College Will Merge Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Harvard Foundation

The College’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations will join to form a single office, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana and Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced in an email to College affiliates Thursday.

Rakesh Khurana
College

Harvard College Reviewing Amnesty Policy, Khurana Says

The College is reviewing its “amnesty policy” in response to a fall report on the April 2018 forcible arrest of a black undergraduate, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview Friday.

Rakesh Khurana
College

Asked About Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein, Khurana Points to Faculty Members’ ‘Academic Freedom’

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana pointed to faculty members’ “academic freedom” in an interview Friday when asked to evaluate Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Adams House Renewal
House Life

After Vandalism, Adams House Convenes Committee to Review Bathroom Signage

In an email Friday, Adams House administrators announced a new committee to review restroom signage following the vandalism of a gender-neutral bathroom.​​​​​​​

University Hall
Race

Harvard College Unveils Working Group to Implement Inclusion and Belonging Report

Harvard College announced the creation of a new working group charged with examining how spaces and symbols on campus impact the student body and exploring new avenues for diversity-related programming Tuesday morning.

Winthrop House Commencement
Winthrop

House Tutors Hold ‘Listening Sessions’ in Response to Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein

Since the news of Sullivan’s decision to represent Weinstein first broke, Lowell, Currier, Eliot, Dunster, Mather, and Leverett tutors have held listening sessions for students to air their concerns about Sullivan.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Mental Health Counselor Denies Culpability in Wrongful Death Suit, Harvard Moves to Dismiss

Harvard and several University employees filed motions last month denying culpability or requesting dismissal in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging they were negligent in their care of Luke Z. Tang '18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in September 2015.

Sullivan Protest 1
College

Students Call on Harvard Administrators to Remove Winthrop Dean Sullivan From His Post

More than 50 students called for College administrators to remove Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., from his post at a rally Monday afternoon.

Sullivan Protest 1
College

Sullivan Protest 1

Harvard students call for Winthrop House Dean Ron Sullivan's removal after his decision to defend Harvey Weinstein.

Sullivan Protest 2
College

Sullivan Protest 2

With tape over their mouths in recognition of the #MeToo movement, students demand action from the college following Ron Sullivan's decision to defend Harvey Weinstein.

Adams Tower
Adams

Adams Bathroom Vandalism Prompts Allegations of Transphobia, Administrative Response

The repeat vandalism of a sign for a gender-neutral bathroom in Adams House sparked allegations of transphobia and prompted house administrators to email residents condemning the act.

Winthrop House Commencement
FAS

Winthrop Dean Sullivan Defends Fryer, Criticizes Harvard Investigation

Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. sharply criticized Harvard’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. in a Jan. 29 RealClearInvestigations article that identifies him multiple times as Fryer’s lawyer.

Winter Break
College

Students Staying Over Winter Recess Faced HUHS Closures, Sparse Social Programming

While some college students tanned on tropical beaches or raced down ski slopes, students who stayed at Harvard during winter break faced sparse social programming and Harvard University Health Services closures.

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