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Title IX

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.

Gender and Sexuality

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.

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Anthropology

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.

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Front Feature

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.

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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.

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FAS

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.

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Anthropology

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.

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College

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.

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FAS

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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FAS

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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Af Am Department

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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Gender and Sexuality

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.

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Title IX

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

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College

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.

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Central Administration

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.

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