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Shera S. Avi-Yonah

Staff writer Shera S. Avi-Yonah can be reached at shera.avi-yonah@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @saviyonah.

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Winthrop 2019
College

UC Rejects Statement in Support of Undergraduate Who Filed Police Report About Confrontation With Winthrop Tutor

The UC voted against passing a statement of support for Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 — a student activist who has repeatedly called for Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. to step down after he announced he would represent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — at their general meeting Sunday.

The Phillips Brooks House
College

College Launches Public Service Dean Search One Year After Previous Dean's Departure

Harvard launched its search for a new public service dean last week, nearly a year after the former assistant dean for public service, Gene A. Corbin, left the post.

Winthrop 2019
Crime

Winthrop Tutors Sue Eliot Faculty Dean for Defamation

Winthrop House tutors Carl L. Miller and Valencia Miller filed a lawsuit against Eliot House Faculty Dean Gail A. O’Keefe in Massachusetts Superior Court on Thursday, alleging that O’Keefe made defamatory statements both about their “professional reputation” and their response to a confrontation between them and a College student on April 3.

CAHMS Office
College

Barreira Says HUHS Shares Mental Health Evaluations with College Before and After Leaves of Absence

​​​​​​​Harvard University Health Services shares undergraduates’ mental health evaluations with College administrators before students go on or return from leaves of absence with their permission, Paul J. Barreira, outgoing HUHS director, said in an interview last week.

Winthrop 2019
College

Winthrop Tutors Plan to File Title IX Complaint Regarding Confrontation with Student

A lawyer representing Winthrop House tutors Carl L. Miller and Valencia Miller wrote in a Tuesday letter to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana they plan to file a Title IX complaint regarding their interactions with College student Danu A.K. Mudannayake ’20 in the Winthrop dining hall last Wednesday.

Dorm Crew Office
College

Education Professor’s Tweet Sparks Debate Over Harvard Dorm Crew

A group of academics and students have charged in articles and on Twitter that Dorm Crew — a Harvard College program in which undergraduates clean other students’ bathrooms for pay — is demeaning to the students who participate in it.

Renovated Winthrop
College

Student, Winthrop Tutor File Police Reports Following Dining Hall Incident

A Harvard College student and a Winthrop House tutor filed conflicting police reports referencing each other with the Harvard University Police Department after an incident in the House’s dining hall Wednesday evening.

HCFA Building
College

With Unclear Consequences, HCFA’s Year-Long Probation Comes to a Close

Campus Christian group Harvard College Faith and Action’s year-long probationary period came to a close March 9, according to College spokesperson Aaron M. Goldman. The group’s co-presidents say it has now returned to its regular status.

GSAS
Student Groups

In Mass Email, Harvard Graduate Student Criticizes Lack of Support for Affinity Groups

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student and Latinx Student Association finance officer Aaron Benavidez alleged GSAS’s Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs has not given LSA sufficient financial support in an email to more than 100 students and administrators Friday.

GSAS's Dudley House
Student Groups

Doctoral Students Charge Insufficient Support for Cultural Affinity Groups in Proposal

Leaders of several Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student groups submitted a proposal to administrators in December calling for major changes to the way GSAS and Dudley House support affinity groups.

Langdell Hall
Student Groups

Harvard Black Law Students Association Calls Winthrop Climate Review an ‘Outsized Response’

The statement alleged the College’s response to student outcry over Sullivan’s decision had “racist undertones” and contested arguments that attorneys should not represent people accused of sexual assault and rape. BLSA also affirmed its support for survivors of sexual violence and praised Sullivan’s previous work as a defense attorney.

Quincy House
College

Quincy Residents Make Up Nearly A Third of Harvard Rhodes and Marshall Winners from Past Decade

Over the past 10 years, 60 Harvard College graduates have received Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Nineteen of those students lived in Quincy House, a number more than double the next highest number of winners from a single house.

Overseers Announcement
Board of Overseers

Overseers Announcement

Loeb House is the location of functions for Harvard alumni and administrators.

Lowell Dining Hall
House Life

Lowell Dining Hall

When Lowell finishes renovations in the fall, its dining hall will no longer display a portrait of former University President A. Lawrence Lowell. Some Lowell residents currently live in the Inn at Harvard.

Lowell Dining Hall
College

Renovated Lowell House Will Not Display Portrait of Controversial Former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell

Lowell House will not display portraits of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Class of 1877, and his wife Anna Parker Lowell when it reopens in the fall, incoming Faculty Deans David I. Laibson ’88 and Nina Zipser announced in a Friday email to House residents.

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