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Staying ‘InTouch’: SEAS Support Network Provides Peer-to-Peer Help to Graduate Students

Two graduate students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created a peer-to-peer support network for graduate students, which launched at the beginning of this academic year.

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Central Administration

Title IX Turmoil in the DeVos Era

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

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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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On Campus

A Budding Romance: ‘Art in Bloom’ Brings Flowers to the MFA

Each year, as spring descends upon Massachusetts and the cherry trees burst into blossom, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston brings a touch of flora inside the museum, too.

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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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On Campus

Not Just for Show: Boston Costume Professionals Discuss Fashion in Theater

Costumes must let performers showcase their artistry — and, according to Boston’s costume workers, the clothing must also be artwork itself.

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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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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.

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Battle for Yardfest Revealed 2019’s Yardfest Acts. Here’s Who Will Perform.

After two hours of live music in Sanders Theatre, Harvard’s College Events Board took to the stage, revealing letters on posters one by one. The audience shouted guesses (“Drake?”) from the balcony.

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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.

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52 Harvard Law School Professors Voice Support for Sullivan

​​​​​​​Fifty-two Harvard Law School professors signed a letter supporting their fellow Professor and Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as he faces on-campus scrutiny following his decision to represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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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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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.