The medal — the University’s highest honor in the field of African and African American studies — recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American culture.
Pending the results of an investigation into his alleged sexual harassment of at least 20 women, Dominguez will continue to receive the perks that come with emeritus status, including access to University spaces and research support.
When Faust formed a committee to "review" the forcible arrest of a black Harvard student last spring, she said it should work with "special urgency" to complete its task before the start of the fall semester. That hasn't happened.
The committee — formed in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against retired Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez — detailed in its first report preliminary plans for a departmental climate survey.
Government and African and African American Studies Professor Claudine Gay will serve as the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her appointment marks one of the first major decisions of Bacow's fledgling presidency.
Comprised of nearly 50 Harvard student and alumni organizations, the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition signed a letter last week calling on President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow to choose a FAS Dean who will develop a formalized ethnic studies program.