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Simone C. Chu

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Harvard Student Groups Unite to Deliver Comment on DeVos Title IX Rules

Six Harvard student groups contributed to the joint comment, including campus anti-sexual assault advocacy group Our Harvard Can Do Better, the Harvard Graduate Student Union’s Time’s Up Committee, and the Harvard Law School’s Harassment and Assault Law-Student Team.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Professors Issue Comment on Title IX Changes

Law School faculty members Jeannie Suk Gersen, Nancy Gertner, and Janet E. Halley submitted their response praising and critiquing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed Title IX rules. The faculty members’ contribution came shortly after Harvard offered its own commentary

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Harvard, University Coalitions Criticize DeVos Title IX Changes

Harvard, in conjunction with a coalition of universities across Massachusetts and the country, slammed United States Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX rules in comments published last week.

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Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Harvard Alleging Discrimination Against Men

A Ph.D. student and two former lawyers — all unaffiliated with Harvard — filed a Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, alleging the University had created “a hostile environment against men.” Harvard is already undergoing three probes into its Title IX compliance

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College Administration

Student Groups Spring into Action Against 'Harmful' Proposed Changes to Title IX

Some students groups are drafting open letters and comments to respond to the Department of Education's proposed new Title IX regulations.

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New Title IX Regulations May Reshape Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Misconduct

The proposal provides a new framework for implementing Title IX, such as allowing colleges to pick which standard of evidence to use in sexual misconduct cases.

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Student Groups

Harvard Wins Harvard-Yale Votes Challenge

“Our victory over Yale is a good omen for both democracy and for The Game on Saturday,” said Theodore “Teddy” N. Landis ’20, who co-founded the Harvard Votes Challenge.

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Taking in Midterm Election Results, Harvard Students from Both Parties Claim Victory

On a rainy Tuesday in Cambridge, midterm election races across the United States kept undergraduates and faculty members on the edge of their seats throughout the night.

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Gender and Sexuality

New Trump Administration Guidelines May Prompt Changes to Harvard Title IX Policy

Harvard may be required to change its current Title IX policy if the U.S. Department of Education publishes a new guidelines under consideration.

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Harvard Rolls Out Mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention Training for Faculty, Staff

An estimated 18,000 faculty and staff across the University will take a sexual assault prevention training module starting Monday. The new program comes on the heels of a year that saw the #MeToo movement hit Harvard in a big way.

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Mental Health Initiative for Asian-American Women Comes to Harvard

A new Boston-area mental health initiative focused on Asian-American women enrolled its first cohort at Harvard this fall.


Forty Percent of Respondents to IOP Youth Poll 'Likely' to Vote in Midterms

Forty percent of respondents to an Institute of Politics poll of 18- to 29- year olds said they are likely to cast a ballot in the midterm elections in one week, and 26 percent said they approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in office.

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Students Strategize to Defend Shopping Week Ahead of Admin-Led 'Listening Sessions'

Roughly 50 undergraduates gathered in Harvard Hall Tuesday evening to strategize ahead of a “listening session" with administrators about Shopping Week.

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Admins Cancel Student-Run Forum on Shopping Week, Offer Harvard-Led Events Instead

Hours before students were supposed to meet at an Undergraduate Council town hall to discuss the possible elimination of “shopping week,” Harvard officials announced they had changed their minds.

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The Scoop

Why The Hell Don't Harvard Students Vote?

At freshman convocation this September, University President Lawrence S. Bacow gave students their “first homework assignment”: to register to vote and cast a ballot. This was not a one-off line: It reflects a carefully orchestrated campus-wide effort to get out the vote.