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Devin B. Srivastava

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College

Dean Gay Launches Nationwide Search for New Athletics Director

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced Thursday the composition of a University-wide committee to find a replacement for longtime Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.

Murr Center
College

Student Athlete Advisory Council Creates Committee to Address Athlete Isolation

In response to structural and social divides between athletes and non-athletes, the Student Athlete Advisory Council created a new committee this semester to connect athletic teams and non-athletic organizations on campus.

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Student Groups

Hundreds of Harvard Affiliates Walk Out to Defend DACA and TPS Ahead of Tuesday Supreme Court Hearing

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates walked out of class and gathered in Tercentenary Theater Monday to demonstrate support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status ahead of a Tuesday Supreme Court hearing on DACA.

Lavietes Pavilion
College

Athletics Reviews Equitable Funding, Works to Improve Culture for Female Athletes

The Athletics department has taken several measures this semester to combat challenges that women in athletics face structurally, including conforming to new standards established by the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law.

NCAA Players Profit
College

NCAA Rules Student Athletes Can Profit From Their Image

In response to mounting pressure from a number of states to compensate student athletes, the NCAA’s top governing body voted unanimously Tuesday to allow student athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses.

Athlete Isolation
College

Scalise Says Student Athletes Face Structural Isolation on Campus

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview earlier this month that the College’s schedule works against inclusion on campus, structurally forcing athletes into their own isolated groups.

Murr Center
College

Athletics Study to Review Departmental Culture, Director Scalise Says

The ongoing study of Harvard's Athletics Department will largely examine the department’s culture, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview Friday.

Athletics Complex
College

Harvard Athletics Will Use ‘Honor System’ to Implement Sanctions Policy

The Harvard Athletics Department will use an “honor system” to implement the College’s sanctions on members of certain single-gender social organizations, outgoing Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said in an interview Friday.

Murr Center
College

After Admissions Scandals, Harvard Requires Coaches to Provide Proof of Recruits’ Athletic Abilities

In the wake of admissions scandals both nationwide and at the University, Harvard has implemented new policies — including requiring coaches to provide proof of recruits’ athletic abilities — to prevent fraudulent athletic admissions, according to Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.

View from the Top
FAS

Longtime Harvard Athletics Director Scalise To Retire at End of Academic Year

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise will retire in June 2020, after more than 50 years at Harvard serving in a variety of roles including coach and Business School associate dean.

Athletics Complex
Student Groups

Seniors Create Club to Combat 'Underrepresentation' of Women in Harvard Athletics

More than 100 women from 19 different varsity teams have joined the club, which aims to support athletes in part through workshops, panels, and wellness classes.

Murr Center
College

Harvard Athletics Department and HUHS Receive Anonymous Gift to Support Student-Athlete Mental Health

The gift comes one year after the launch of the Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program. Specifically tailored to College students on varsity sports teams, the program offers mental health screenings, education, and care through workshops designed for student-athletes and their coaches.

Murr Center
FAS

Harvard Announces New Fencing Coach Four Months after Brand’s Dismissal

The Athletics department named Daria Schneider the new head coach of the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing programs Tuesday afternoon.

Ben Abercrombie Returns to Campus
On Campus

Ben Abercrombie Returns to Campus as Part of Incoming Freshman Class

Almost two years after a sideline tackle left freshman football player Ben M. Abercrombie ’21-’23 paralyzed from the neck down, he returned to Harvard last month.

Athletics Recruiting Coach Graphic
College

The Athlete Advantage

Recruited athletes often earn a boost in the admissions process, receiving endorsements and advice from coaches.

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