Citing Harvard’s Title IX ‘Failure’ in Comaroff Controversy, Former Anthro Chair to Depart Harvard for CUNY
Harvard Anthropology professor and former Department Chair Ajantha Subramanian will leave Cambridge to teach at the City University of New York, citing a lack of support from Harvard’s administration in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against three Anthropology professors.
Harvard Students Occupy University Hall to Protest Harassment Policies, Comaroff’s Continued Employment
Dozens of Harvard students occupied University Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in protest of the school’s sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.
Judge Denies Harvard’s Request for Summary Judgment on Therapy Notes Dispute in Comaroff Harassment Suit
A federal judge denied Harvard’s motion for summary judgment on one of the counts of a lawsuit filed last year by three Anthropology graduate students who alleged the University failed to properly handle years of sexual harassment and retaliation reports against professor John L. Comaroff.
Harvard Establishes First University-Wide Policies on Bullying and Discrimination
Harvard released final versions of the school’s first University-wide non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies on Wednesday, establishing resolution procedures for discrimination and harassment complaints across the school for the first time.
More than 70 Students Protest Embattled Harvard Professor Comaroff’s Continued Employment
More than 70 Harvard students protested Harvard’s continued employment of professor John L. Comaroff, who is under fire for allegations of sexual harassment, and called for reform of the University’s sexual misconduct policies at a Friday afternoon rally.
Following Walkout, Hundreds Email Harvard to Fire Harvard Professor Comaroff Over Harassment Allegations
More than 240 people have emailed top Harvard administrators to demand that the University fire John L. Comaroff — the embattled Harvard professor who returned to teaching this academic year after the school placed him on leave for violating its sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.
In Photos: Students Walk Out of Harvard Professor John Comaroff’s First Class of Semester
Following sexual harassment and professional conduct violations, professor John L. Comaroff once again returned to the classroom this semester. In response, students organized a walkout from his class on Tuesday, calling on Harvard to fire the professor.
More than 100 Students Walk Out of Embattled Harvard Professor Comaroff’s First Class of Semester
More than 100 students walked out of embattled Harvard professor John L. Comaroff’s class Tuesday afternoon, protesting his continued presence on campus after he was placed on leave last year for violating the University’s sexual harassment policy.
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.
By the Numbers: Title IX Complaints at Harvard Since 2015
The number of Title IX disclosures at Harvard fell during the pandemic, only to shoot back up in Fiscal Year 2022. See Title IX disclosure data from the last six years.
Title IX Complaints at Harvard Surge After Pandemic Low, Per Annual Report
Title IX disclosures and complaints to the University dropped significantly during the pandemic and subsequently increased, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Harvard Graduate Student Union Alleges Comaroff’s Return to Teaching Violates Contract
Harvard’s graduate student union filed a grievance against the University last month, alleging contract violations due to Professor John L. Comaroff’s return to teaching at the University.
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.
Higher Ed Institutions Call for Clarity, Simplicity in Title IX Amendments Proposed by Biden Administration
The American Council on Education submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education Monday, calling for changes to the Title IX amendments proposed by the Biden administration in June.
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.
Harvard Prof. John Comaroff Faces New Allegations of Misconduct in Amended Suit
Harvard professor John L. Comaroff is facing new allegations of sexual harassment in an amended lawsuit.
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.
Title IX Turns 50
Decades after the landmark statute prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex was first enacted, affiliates say the work toward true gender equity remains unfinished.
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.
Harvard Releases Drafts of First University-Wide Non-Discrimination, Anti-Bullying Policies
Harvard released a sweeping set of proposed changes to its bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment policies on Thursday — including drafts of the first school-wide non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies.