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Affirmative Action, Activism, and Afro-American Studies: The Class of 1974 Looks Back on Racial Progress

Between debate over affirmative action, the inception of an Afro-American Studies department, and the rise of student activism and groups like the African and African American Resistance Organizations, the Class of 1974 went through Harvard at a pivotal time in the history of race relations and Black students on campus.

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Harvard Dean of Faculty Hoekstra Confirms Anthropology Prof. John Comaroff Still Sanctioned

John L. Comaroff — the Harvard professor accused of sexual harassment and professional retaliation — is still prohibited from teaching required college courses, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra said in an interview last week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Laverne Cox, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Among Seven Recipients of W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Sold-Out Ceremony

Harvard awarded seven individuals — including actress Laverne Cox and basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, the University’s highest honor in African American Studies on Thursday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Music Scholars Discuss the Legacy of Harvard Professor Eileen Southern at Radcliffe Event

Scholars explored the legacy of Eileen Southern, the first African American woman tenured in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at a virtual event hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Harvard is Embroiled in Another Sexual Misconduct Controversy. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Harvard is reeling this week in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against a powerful professor and sweeping claims about the failures of its Title IX processes. Here's what you need to know.

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35 Harvard Professors Retract Support for Letter Questioning Results of Comaroff Investigations

Almost all of the Harvard professors who signed onto an open letter last week that questioned the results of misconduct investigations into professor John L. Comaroff have retracted their support for the message.

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Lawsuit Alleges Harvard Ignored Sexual Harassment Complaints Against Prof. John Comaroff for Years

Three graduate students filed a lawsuit against Harvard on Tuesday alleging the school ignored years of sexual harassment and retaliation by professor John L. Comaroff, who was placed on unpaid leave last month.

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38 Harvard Faculty Sign Open Letter Questioning Results of Misconduct Investigations into Prof. John Comaroff

Nearly 40 Harvard faculty members signed onto an open letter this week questioning the results of misconduct investigations into John L. Comaroff, a professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology who was placed on unpaid leave last month.

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Harvard Anthropology Prof. John Comaroff Placed on Leave Following Sexual Harassment, Professional Misconduct Inquiries

Harvard Anthropology and African and African-American Studies professor John L. Comaroff was placed on unpaid administrative leave Thursday after University investigations found that he violated the school’s sexual harassment and professional conduct policies.

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