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Simone C. Chu

Staff writer Simone C. Chu can be reached at simone.chu@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @simonechuu.

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Title IX Policy Clippings
Central Administration

Title IX Turmoil in the DeVos Era

Harvard’s gender and sex-based harassment policies hang in the balance.

Don H. Pfister
Central Administration

From Truffles to Title IX

Donald H. Pfister juggles many roles — Organismic and Evolutionary Biology professor, botany manuscript curator, and chair of the Title IX policy review committee.

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Central Administration

Harvard to Pilot Anonymous Title IX Reporting System

Advocates of anonymous reporting — including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which spearheaded a sexual misconduct climate collaborative in which Harvard is involved — say that anonymity helps to support victims.

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Gender and Sexuality

Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey Must More Than Double Response Rate to Match 2015 Participation

Harvard's sexual misconduct climate survey, which is entering its third week, has received a response rate of more than 20 percent — already almost half of the survey’s total response rate in 2015.

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Race

Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey Firm Paid $1.5 Million in 2014 Employment Discrimination Settlement

The Association of American Universities released its second national sexual misconduct survey April 2 in collaboration with Westat — a research firm that faced employment discrimination charges in 2014.

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Gender and Sexuality

Harvard Gender Equity Summit Filled with Panels and Protest

Panelists, performers, and speakers at Harvard’s inaugural gender equity summit — Harvard Hears You — crossed the stage in the Smith Campus Center on Tuesday as onlookers passed through, staying for minutes or hours at the day-long event.

Christian Siriano
Conversations

Christian Siriano Thinks Clothes Are Just Clothes

For Christian Siriano, a fashion designer and member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, making headlines is nothing new.

Q&A With Laverne Cox
Gender and Sexuality

Laverne Cox to Speak at Inaugural Harvard Gender Equity Summit

Emmy-nominated actress and advocate Laverne Cox is slated to speak at Harvard’s inaugural gender equity summit. She will take part in the summit's cornerstore evening panel, which will be held in Memorial Church on April 2 and feature other celebrity panelists.

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Harvard Law School

What Happens Next with Title IX: DeVos’s Proposed Rule, Explained

Here’s what we know so far about the rule’s future and how universities will be expected to comply.

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University

Harvard Announces Inaugural Gender Equity Summit

University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s office announced Harvard will host its first gender equity summit — “Harvard Hears You: The 2019 Summit for Gender Equality” — on April 2 in an email to University affiliates Monday.

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College

Harvard Joins New Action Collaborative to Research Sexual Harassment Prevention

Harvard has joined an “Action Collaborative” that will perform further research on sexual harassment in academia in response to a report on sexual harassment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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College

Harvard Student Groups Unite to Deliver Comment on DeVos Title IX Rules

Six Harvard student groups contributed to the joint comment, including campus anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better, the Harvard Graduate Student Union’s Time’s Up Committee, and the Harvard Law School’s Harassment and Assault Law-Student Team.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Professors Issue Comment on Title IX Changes

Law School faculty members Jeannie Suk Gersen, Nancy Gertner, and Janet E. Halley submitted their response praising and critiquing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed Title IX rules. The faculty members’ contribution came shortly after Harvard offered its own commentary

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Politics

Harvard, University Coalitions Criticize DeVos Title IX Changes

Harvard, in conjunction with a coalition of universities across Massachusetts and the country, slammed United States Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX rules in comments published last week.

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Psychology

Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Harvard Alleging Discrimination Against Men

A Ph.D. student and two former lawyers — all unaffiliated with Harvard — filed a Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, alleging the University had created “a hostile environment against men.” Harvard is already undergoing three probes into its Title IX compliance

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