Nine students and alumni who reported sexual and professional misconduct by Harvard faculty members demanded that the University reform its Title IX and Office of Dispute Resolution procedures in a letter Tuesday.
In legal filings submitted in July and August, Harvard and three plaintiffs suing University over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against professor John Comaroff sparred over whether a plaintiff gave consent to the school to obtain and distribute her therapy notes to Comaroff during the its investigation.
Harvard professor John L. Comaroff is facing new allegations of sexual harassment in an amended lawsuit.
Mass. District Court Dismisses Student’s Suit Alleging Harvard Discriminated Against Him in Title IX Case
A federal court last month dismissed a civil suit filed by an unnamed student alleging that Harvard discriminated against him on the basis of race and gender in its handling of a Title IX complaint accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Two women who were victims of sexual misconduct by former Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez criticized the findings of an external review into Domínguez’s misconduct and urged the University to take stronger measures to address sexual harassment.
Harvard dismissed a Title IX complaint from a transgender student this month who alleged comments Anthropology professor Arthur M. Kleinman made during a public confrontation during a General Education class in September constituted sexual misconduct.
Accused of Sexual Harassment, Anthropology Prof. Gary Urton Files Retaliation Complaint Against Accuser
Harvard Anthropology professor emeritus Gary Urton filed a retaliation complaint against a former graduate student on Aug. 31 for publicly sharing the findings of an investigation which found Urton abused his power by making a sexual advance towards her.
Anthropology Prof. Gary Urton Abused Power During Sexual Advance Toward Student in 2012, University Investigation Finds
Harvard’s Office for Dispute Resolution determined that Anthropology professor Gary Urton made a sexual advance toward a student and abused his position as a teacher when he solicited then-graduate student Jade d'Alpoim Guedes to join him in a hotel room in 2012.
Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful year at Harvard. Students pushed for change via protests, whether they called for an ethnic studies program or for divestment. Outside news touched campus, too, as University affiliates examined Harvard's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined the past twelve months on campus.
Roughly 33 percent of undergraduate women surveyed this year reported that they had experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact. In 2015, 31 percent of senior undergraduate women reported experiencing some form of sexual assault.
Student Who Sued Harvard for Investigating Alleged, Off-Campus Sexual Assault Voluntarily Dismisses Case
A Harvard College student who sued the University alleging it had wrongfully opened an investigation into sexual assault allegations against him has voluntarily dismissed his suit, according to documents filed in federal court Friday.
Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvard Prof. Fryer Resigns from American Economic Association Post
Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who currently faces at least three Harvard-led investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, resigned from the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association, the AEA announced Tuesday.
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.
The unnamed male student, dubbed “John Doe” is demanding Harvard cease to investigate him and pay him $75,000 in damages, as well as compensate him for any costs incurred during litigation.