Gender and Sexuality
The Harvard College Women’s Center organized a series of events, titled “Embodied,” last week to celebrate its 17th annual Women’s Week.
Author Jennifer F. Boylan discussed her experience with gender transition and the topic of revision and reinvention at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study lecture last Thursday.
New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor and actress Ashley Judd talked about the making of the ground-breaking investigative story that amplified the #MeToo movement during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday.
Title IX disclosures and complaints to the University dropped significantly during the pandemic and subsequently increased, according to a report released on Tuesday.
A month after Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a transgender Harvard Kennedy School student, died in police custody in Indonesia, the Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the backlash to the global transgender rights movement.
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.
Houghton Library opened on Tuesday an exhibition on the history of drag in America, organized by Matthew Wittmann, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection.
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.
The Harvard College Women’s Center celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Women’s Leadership Awards, expanding the number of recipients from one to three graduating seniors.
The Harvard Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department hosted a virtual event discussing minority rights in Brazil on Thursday.
In honor of International Women’s Day, experts gathered to discuss the state of women’s rights around the world in the face of global injustices at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.
In the Wake of Comaroff Sexual Harassment Scandal, Harvard AAAS Graduate Students Call for Sweeping Reforms
In the wake of the John Comaroff sexual harassment controversy, a group of grad students in Harvard’s African and African American Studies called for sweeping reforms in an unsigned letter.
Harvard Title IX Coordinator Nicole M. Merhill apologized for a statement she made last week, writing that it “has contributed to further concerns around trust.”
A January study from the Harvard GenderSci Lab found sex disparities for Covid-19 cases and mortalities vary widely across states and are likely influenced by a variety of gender-related social factors.
Loretta J. Ross, a professor in Women and Gender Studies at Smith College, spoke about her work in activism at the 2022 Peggy Schmertzler Leadership Seminar hosted by the Harvard College Women’s Center on Wednesday.
Harvard’s Culture Lab Innovation Fund awarded grants to 14 teams working on projects to further diversity and inclusion on Harvard’s campus, the University announced last month.
Sex health educator and writer Mari Kempner brought attention to how politicians spread misinformation on sexual health to further political agendas at an event Friday during the College’s annual Sex Week.
The School of Public Health designated two additional gender-neutral restrooms in its Kresge building on Oct. 26, following student activism and widespread faculty support for the measure, per a Social and Behavioral Sciences department-wide email last week.
The Harvard Kennedy School’s faculty and student body remains overwhelmingly white, according to its annual report on diversity released Wednesday.
Human Evolutionary Biology lecturer Carole K. Hooven’s comments on a Fox News show last month maintaining the existence of two sexes and defending the usage of the terms “male” and “female” to refer to biological sex in medical classes sparked backlash on social media and within the department.