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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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Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Mental Health Counselor Denies Culpability in Wrongful Death Suit, Harvard Moves to Dismiss

Harvard and several University employees filed motions last month denying culpability or requesting dismissal in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging they were negligent in their care of Luke Z. Tang '18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in September 2015.

Winthrop House Commencement
Winthrop

House Tutors Hold ‘Listening Sessions’ in Response to Sullivan’s Decision to Represent Weinstein

Since the news of Sullivan’s decision to represent Weinstein first broke, Lowell, Currier, Eliot, Dunster, Mather, and Leverett tutors have held listening sessions for students to air their concerns about Sullivan.

Sullivan Protest 1
College

Students Call on Harvard Administrators to Remove Winthrop Dean Sullivan From His Post

More than 50 students called for College administrators to remove Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., from his post at a rally Monday afternoon.

Sullivan Protest 2
College

Sullivan Protest 2

With tape over their mouths in recognition of the #MeToo movement, students demand action from the college following Ron Sullivan's decision to defend Harvey Weinstein.

Sullivan Protest 1
College

Sullivan Protest 1

Harvard students call for Winthrop House Dean Ron Sullivan's removal after his decision to defend Harvey Weinstein.

Adams Tower
Adams

Adams Bathroom Vandalism Prompts Allegations of Transphobia, Administrative Response

The repeat vandalism of a sign for a gender-neutral bathroom in Adams House sparked allegations of transphobia and prompted house administrators to email residents condemning the act.

Winthrop House Commencement
FAS

Winthrop Dean Sullivan Defends Fryer, Criticizes Harvard Investigation

Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. sharply criticized Harvard’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. in a Jan. 29 RealClearInvestigations article that identifies him multiple times as Fryer’s lawyer.

Winter Break
College

Students Staying Over Winter Recess Faced HUHS Closures, Sparse Social Programming

While some college students tanned on tropical beaches or raced down ski slopes, students who stayed at Harvard during winter break faced sparse social programming and Harvard University Health Services closures.

BSOC Protest One
College

Arrest Sparks Allegations of Police Brutality

After Cambridge police officers forcibly arrested a black undergraduate in mid-April, students and administrators spoke out against the officers' actions, and the University put together a task force to examine what went wrong the night of the arrest.

Roland Fryer Headshot
FAS

In Letter, Hundreds of Students Call for Changes to University Econ Depts Following Fryer Allegations

More than 285 graduate students and research assistants — at least 18 of them at Harvard — signed a letter Thursday calling for changes within the field of economics in response to allegations of sexual harassment against Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

Mass Hall, Fall 2017
College

Report Assigns Harvard Failing Grade for Leave of Absence Policy

A study on leaves of absence at Ivy League colleges released this month gave Harvard’s procedures a failing grade, critiquing policies that mandate a minimum length for leaves and set a strict deadline for applications to return.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Economics

Harvard Prof. Fryer Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations in Letter

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. denied all allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him in a letter published in the New York Times Thursday.

Roland Fryer
FAS

Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvard Prof. Fryer Resigns from American Economic Association Post

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who currently faces at least three Harvard-led investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, resigned from the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association, the AEA announced Tuesday.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Economics

Prof. Fryer Facing Two More Harvard Investigations: One Title IX, One Financial

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the subject of two more Harvard-led investigations, one into allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a group of women, the other into his spending and lab’s finances, the New York Times reported Friday.

GSAS's Dudley House
GSAS

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to Add BGLTQ-Focused Fellow

Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will hire a fellow tasked with serving its BGLTQ affiliates next semester, following years of student requests that they create the position.

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