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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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Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Economics

Prof. Fryer Facing Two More Harvard Investigations: One Title IX, One Financial

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the subject of two more Harvard-led investigations, one into allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a group of women, the other into his spending and lab’s finances, the New York Times reported Friday.

GSAS's Dudley House
GSAS

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to Add BGLTQ-Focused Fellow

Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will hire a fellow tasked with serving its BGLTQ affiliates next semester, following years of student requests that they create the position.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Leverett Dining Hall
College

Leverett Dining Hall

Students work and eat in the Leverett House Dining Hall.

Leverett Dining Hall
Leverett

Leverett Dining Workers Concerned By Lack of Separate Changing Rooms, Racist Graffiti

Amid rising concerns over the lack of separate changing rooms for workers of all genders, dining hall employees in Leverett House are calling for a meeting with management to address issues of “safety, dignity, and respect."

Lehman Hall
GSAS

International Graduate Students Petition Harvard for More Resources

The petition calls on Dench and GSAS administrators to hire ESL tutors at the school’s Writing Center, among other requests.

Tealuxe Love Story
Harvard Square

Change Brewing in Harvard Square: Tealuxe to Close by End of Month

The 19 year-old cafe’s closing comes after a series of Square businesses have shut their doors in the face of rising rents in Cambridge.

Roland Fryer
FAS

Harvard Pursuing a Second Title IX Investigation Into Economics Prof Fryer

Two sources with knowledge of the matter said Harvard's Office for Dispute Resolution is still looking into the Economics professor’s behavior as part of a second investigation.

Cambridge Common Menorah
Religion

After Menorah Knocked Down, Cambridge Residents Gather to Light Hanukkah Candles

Dozens of Harvard affiliates and Cantabrigians gathered in Cambridge Common Thursday night to light candles on a large silver menorah four days after an unidentified man deliberately knocked it down.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
College Administration

Sororities, Fraternities Nationwide Declare Support for Lawsuit Challenging Harvard’s Sanctions

Scores of fraternities and sororities nationwide declared their support for a pair of lawsuits filed against the University Monday.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1
Social Group Sanctions

Lawsuit Press Conference 1

Rebecca J. Ramos '17 speaks at a press conference concerning the lawsuit facing Harvard regarding the sanctions on social clubs.

GSAS's Dudley House
Student Life

Up to 31 Percent of Harvard Graduate Students Report Struggles with Depression, Anxiety in Survey of Four Departments

HUHS developed the questionnaires in collaboration with students studying Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics, Integrative Life Sciences, and Economics.

Secretary of Education DeVos
College Administration

Student Groups Spring into Action Against 'Harmful' Proposed Changes to Title IX

Some students groups are drafting open letters and comments to respond to the Department of Education's proposed new Title IX regulations.

Roland Fryer
FAS

Harvard Concludes Investigation Into Fryer, Admins Now Mulling Possible Punishment

Harvard has concluded its Title IX investigation into sexual harassment allegations brought against Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who must now wait for administrators to determine how — if at all — they will punish him.

Roland Fryer Headshot
FAS

Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harvard Prof. Fryer Racks Up Second Prestigious Award

Harvard Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been named a fellow of the Econometric Society, collecting a second prestigious award in as many months — and as he faces allegations of sexual harassment.

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