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Andrew M. Duehren

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Nonconsensual Sexual Contact Rates
Gender and Sexuality

Graduate Students Question Data About BGLTQ Sexual Assault

Concerned that the prevalence of sexual assault among BGLTQ students has been misrepresented, six BGLTQ student groups from across Harvard sent an email to University President Drew G. Faust asking her to clarify the results of last semester’s survey about campus sexual assault.

Research

After Monkey Deaths, HMS Begins to Repurpose Center

A year after it closed its beleaguered New England Primate Medical Research Center, Harvard Medical School is considering how to repurpose the space that used to house about 2,000 monkeys.

College

Analysis: Harvard Uses Previous Policies for Some Sexual Assault Investigations

For students, faculty, or staff who filed complaints about conduct that occurred before September 2014, when the new policy went into effect, the investigative office uses the previous, school-level policies to define sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Central Administration

With Low Expectations, Overseers Candidate Launches Impromptu Senate Bid

Ron K. Unz ’83, a controversial outsider candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers, is setting his sights on an even more prestigious governing body: the United States Senate.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Higher Education

Overseers Survey Shows Range of Views on Affirmative Action

This year's candidates for Harvard’s Board of Overseers completed questionnaires about race-based affirmative action, revealing widespread support for more transparency in Harvard’s admissions process.​

Harvard Law School Seal
Race

Corporation Accepts Proposal to Change Law School Seal

The Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, agreed Monday to allow Harvard Law School to remove and replace its seal, which features the crest of a slaveholding family.

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
University News

Steven Spielberg Selected as 2016 Commencement Speaker

Graduates, ready the popcorn: renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg will speak at Harvard’s 365th Commencement on May 26, the University announced Thursday.

Massachusetts Hall
Front Feature

News Analysis: With New Position, Harvard Continues to Centralize Sexual Assault Resources

As Harvard grapples with the pernicious issue of sexual assault on campus, its efforts have echoed a greater institutional shift in recent decades. Instead of the so-called “Every Tub on Its Own Bottom” model, where every individual school operates mostly autonomously, Harvard has increasingly embraced a “One University” structure, locating resources in and crafting policies from its central administration.

Title IX Cover
College

Seeking Trust: Navigating Harvard's Sexual Assault Policies

With their sexual assault policies under scrutiny by the federal government, students, and professors alike, Harvard's Title IX administrators have done their best to keep up. Questions, though, persist: How does Harvard respond to cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault? And how should it?

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

Grappling with Campus Sexual Assault, Harvard Looks to Expand Prevention Efforts

​A semester after a survey revealed the alarming prevalence of sexual assault at Harvard, a task force has recommended that students receive annual sexual assault prevention training and that the University hire a new administrator to spearhead prevention efforts.

It's Open!
Central Administration

Tedeschi Named Next Art Museums Director

Martha Tedeschi will become the next director of the Harvard Art Museums in July, coming from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Michael D. Smith
House Life

Alumni Divided on Faculty Dean Title

​When Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith announced last week that House masters would be renamed Faculty Deans, the change was, for some, more than just a tweak to an administrative title.

Central Administration

Nearing $6.5 Billion Goal, Faust Reiterates Fundraising Pitch

​Roughly half way through a five year capital campaign that hopes to raise a higher education record of $6.5 billion, University President Drew G. Faust extolled Harvard’s broad societal value to hundreds of alumni and affiliates gathered on campus Tuesday night.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

After 34 Cases, Central Sexual Harassment Office Aims to Increase Staff

Harvard’s central office for investigating cases of sexual harassment has heard 34 cases since it opened in September 2014 and started a pipeline program to hire more investigators amid increased demand.

Discussion On The Royall Shield
Race

Law School Committee Prepares to Release Report on Seal

A Law School committee will likely decide this week whether to recommend changing the school’s shield roughly 80 years after its adoption.