Title IX


Harvard Posts Mixed Results Over Title IX Celebration Weekend

The Harvard women’s volleyball team hosted a competitive double-header as it continued Ivy League play in front of students, alumni, parents, and fans this past weekend. The hosts showed their resilience, bouncing back from the previous weekend’s loss to Dartmouth and topping Penn in a tight five-setter for its second win of the season on Friday. The next day, however, the Crimson, despite respectable performances from its players, came up short against a strong Princeton offense. Saturday’s matchup was a headline of the Title IX Celebration Weekend, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics at the College.


Comaroff, Domínguez, Urton Accusers Call for Title IX Reform at Harvard

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.


Department of Justice Backs Grad Students in Comaroff Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice filed an amicus brief Wednesday stating Harvard may still be liable for allegations that Anthropology and African and African American Studies professor John L. Comaroff retaliated against students who warned others about his alleged sexual harassment.


Harvard, Grad Students Spar Over Use of Therapy Notes in Comaroff Title IX Investigation

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.


Proposed Title IX Regulations Roll Back Trump-Era Policies, Raising Concerns Among Higher Education Experts

Faculty and experts expressed both praise and concern regarding the Biden Administration’s newly proposed changes to Title IX regulations on June 23.


Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Comaroff Returns to Teaching at Harvard, Sparking Outrage

After being placed on two years of administrative leave due to allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation, Harvard professor John L. Comaroff will return to the classroom to teach an elective course this fall, reigniting a wave of campus and national outrage.


Harvard Asks Judge to Dismiss Comaroff Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Harvard filed a motion on Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss nine of 10 counts in a lawsuit filed by three Anthropology graduate students in Feburary alleging the University ignored years of sexual harassment and retaliation by professor John L. Comaroff.


Harvard Proposed a New Definition of Consent. Some Advocates Say its Wording is Flawed.

When Harvard released a set of proposed changes to its sexual harassment, non-discrimination, and anti-bullying policies two weeks ago, a new definition of consent was one of the key changes. While some student advocates welcomed the proposal as a step in the right direction, others have taken issue with its wording.


Working Group Reax

The Harvard Office for Gender Equity is located in the Smith Campus Center.


As Comment Period Commences, Bacow Pledges to Weigh Feedback on Newly-Proposed Harassment Policies

Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow on Friday pledged to listen to feedback on a set of proposed changes to University-wide harassment policies, adding that he hopes the procedures will be approved by the school’s top governing board.


Comaroff Controversy Reignites Union Calls for Sexual Misconduct Recourse

Several Harvard faculty members gathered in a lecture hall last Friday — but not to teach a class. Rather, they were there to learn about graduate students’ calls for changes to Harvard's sexual harassment reporting process.


Office of Gender Equity

Harvard's Office for Gender Equity is located in the Smith Campus Center.


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