‘Feel Like a Freshman Again’: Students Gear Up for The Game With Harvard-Yale Spirit Week, Merch Decorating
As the 139th playing of The Game approaches, students across campus are preparing by planning transportation and housing, attending spirit week events, and organizing mixers with Yale students.
‘Pushing Conversations’: Harvard LGBTQ+ Athletes Call for Greater Visibility, Support from Administration
Harvard Athlete Ally organizers said they struggled to sustain engagement from Harvard Athletics while planning the first Trans+ Community Celebration. For some who continue to call on administrators to increase outward support of LGBTQ+ athletes, this was emblematic of a larger pattern of inconsistent engagement with queer inclusion from the department.
Riley Gaines, Swimmer Who Criticized Trans Women’s Participation in Athletics, Draws Student Demonstration at Harvard
Riley Gaines, a swimmer who has advocated against participation of transgender women in women’s sports, drew criticism from dozens of demonstrators during her speaker event on campus Thursday evening.
With Admissions Under Scrutiny, Harvard Athletic Director McDermott Says Athlete Recruitment Will Remain Unchanged
Despite seismic changes to the landscape of college admissions, Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Friday that the department’s recruiting practices will remain much the same.
Harvard paid the head coaches of its men’s varsity teams roughly $30,000 more on average than their counterparts leading women’s teams last year, according to a yearly report filed by the Athletics Department.
Harvard Athletics has tapped Laura Bellamy ’13 as head coach of the Harvard women’s ice hockey team, the department announced Thursday.
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott responded to an investigation into the women’s ice hockey team and announced upcoming changes to the department in an email to Harvard Athletics affiliates Tuesday morning.
Ahead of the public release of an investigation into allegations of abusive and racist behavior towards her players, Harvard Women’s Hockey Coach Katey Stone has announced her resignation.
Approximately one in four students who played on a varsity sports team in the 2019-20 season left their team before the 2022-23 season. Interviews with nearly a dozen former Harvard athletes suggested that time commitments, battles with injuries, and balancing a beloved sport and the desire for a more well-rounded Harvard experience contributed to decisions to step away.
Today, nearly every Harvard varsity sports home game is televised and streamed on screens around the world — but it wasn’t always this way.
Jenner and Block, the New York-based law firm investigating Harvard’s women’s ice hockey program in light of allegations of abuse against the program and its head coach, aims to complete its review by the end of April, according to a former team member.
In past scandals within Harvard Athletics programs, coach behavior and team culture have been reviewed by University bodies — such as the Office of General Counsel or the Title IX office — or independent investigators. Still, Harvard Athletics has faced other major scandals in recent years, three of which involved an external conduct investigation.
Two Brown University student athletes have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all present and former Ivy League athletes recruited since March 2019, claiming the eight Ivy League colleges unlawfully colluded to reduce financial aid and compensation for student-athletes.
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott announced in a March 14 email that Harvard Athletics will conduct an independent, external review of the women’s ice hockey program following allegations of abuse leveled against the program and head coach Katey Stone.
Harvard has not publicly responded to allegations of abusive behavior by Harvard women’s ice hockey head coach Katey Stone reported in a Boston Globe investigation published Friday.