Contributing opinion writer
Rachael A. Dziaba
The Harvard administration’s pattern of punishing professors who have violated sexual harassment policies by putting them on temporary leave, and then quietly allowing them to come back relatively unscathed, further endangers younger students who may be unaware of their professors’ checkered histories.
Optimism means an insistence that eradicating sexual violence is possible. Urgency at Harvard looks like bold, top-down leadership. Certainly, we must be thoughtful in the initiatives we undertake to end sexual violence. But the glacial pace of change at Harvard is inexcusable.