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Title IX Office

Student Organizers Ambivalent About University’s New Interim Title IX Policy

Following the University's introduction of new sexual misconduct policies, campus anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better criticized the administration for not adequately incorporating affiliates’ feedback in the drafting process of the interim procedures.

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Student Life

Harvard Rolls Out Pair of New Sexual Misconduct Policies in Response to Regulations

Harvard will divide its sexual misconduct policies in two in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations — one interim policy to hew to the new federal guidelines, the other to address behavior they no longer span.

Title IX Office
Central Administration

More Than 1,000 Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Calling For Title IX Transparency from Administration

Campus anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better submitted a letter to University administrators Tuesday demanding Harvard increase their transparency about impending changes in its Title IX policy.

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Student Groups

Student Organizers Critique DeVos’s New Title IX Regulations

In the wake of the release of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s new Title IX rule, some Harvard student organizations have expressed concern over aspects of the guidelines.

Title IX Office

DeVos’s New, Controversial Title IX Regulations Offer Limited Definition of Sexual Misconduct, Will Require Witness Cross-Examination at Harvard

After more than a year of reviewing comments on a draft of the new guidelines, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the new Title IX rule Wednesday.

Smith Campus Center

Trump Admin's Timing on DeVos’s Title IX Rule Draws Criticism Amid Coronavirus Crisis

After the White House recently cleared U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s new proposed Title IX rule last week, DeVos is free to issue the new guidelines at any time — a decision that legal experts have criticized amid the coronavirus crisis.

Virtual Learning
Extension School

Armed with Zoom Experience, Extension School Reacts to University-Wide Shift Online

Affiliates of the Harvard Extension School — which offers over 200 courses each semester that primarily meet via Zoom — shared their experiences with online learning a week after Harvard College students began taking courses on the platform in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title IX Office
Student Life

Harvard Title IX Office Operations Continue Remotely During COVID-19 Crisis

The Title IX Office has fully shifted to remote communication and continued operations as usual in the past three weeks in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.


First Day of (Online) Classes: College Students Attend Class Virtually Following Spring Recess

The transition comes a week after students were asked to move off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This marked the first day students and professors made the shift to remote learning — and the first day back after spring recess.

LGBTQ Resources

Title IX Office Launches New LGBTQ+ Resources Page

The Title IX Office has launched a new LGBTQ+ Resources page on its website as part of an ongoing initiative to improve gender equity at the University.

Two Picketers

Harvard and Grad Union Fail to Reach Contract After First Post-Strike Bargaining Session

Harvard, its graduate student union, and federal mediators failed to reach an agreement on a contract Tuesday in their first negotiation session since the union ended its month-long.

Frank Bruni Speaks at IOP

David Axelrod and Political Analysts Offer Perspectives on the 2020 Presidential Election

The discussion featured political experts Frank Bruni, Amy Walter, and David Axelrod – a New York Times op-ed columnist, National Editor of The Cook Political, and former senior advisor to President Obama (2009-2011), respectively. It was moderated by Maya Sen ’00, a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard Kennedy School

Annual Kennedy School Diversity Report Shows Little Change from 2018

The Harvard Kennedy School has seen little or no change across various demographics in its student, faculty, and staff population, according to the school’s annual diversity report released Thursday.

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U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy Discusses Senate Candidacy at Harvard Forum

Kennedy — in conversation with Swathi R. Srinivasan ’21 and IOP Director of Student Programs Robert C. Watson Jr. ’09 — touched on a wide range of issues including political polarization, impeachment, structural reform, and the urgency of his campaign for Senate.

Journalists at IOP

Embedded Campaign Reporters Speak at Kickoff Event in IOP Election 2020 Series

Three 2020 campaign reporters shared stories from the presidential primary campaign trail at an Institute of Politics event on Tuesday, the first in a series of events in the lead-up to the 2020 election.