Outcome of Title IX Investigation

May 9, 2019

Dear Members of the FAS Community,
I am writing to inform you that the Title IX investigation into allegations concerning Jorge Dominguez is now complete. The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) conducted a thorough and careful review of all formal allegations made against Dominguez, and concluded that he engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct toward several individuals, on multiple occasions over a period spanning nearly four decades.
The responsibility for determining appropriate sanctions for documented Title IX policy violations rests with the School of the...

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Harvard senior, Henna Hundal

At WHRB, Harvard student turns on radio and tunes in listeners

April 22, 2019

Imagine, if you will, that you could interview anyone alive today — personal heroes, world leaders, or any other walking, talking cultural phenomenon. Who would you choose? For Henna Hundal, this question is more than hypothetical: the Eliot House senior seized the resources at Harvard to interview a wide diversity of distinguished guests on her eponymous radio show.... Read more about At WHRB, Harvard student turns on radio and tunes in listeners

A message about Harvard Athletics

April 4, 2019
Dear Members of the FAS Community,
I write to you today in my role as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which oversees Harvard Athletics.
On Monday, Harvard was made aware of allegations involving Peter Brand, our head fencing coach. Specifically, it is alleged that he conducted real estate and non-profit transactions that involved the family of a current and a former student-athlete. We are now moving quickly to learn more about these claims through an independent review.
Three days in, there is a lot we still don’t know. Our current... Read more about A message about Harvard Athletics

Welcome back!

January 28, 2019

Dear FAS community,

It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the start of the spring semester!  I hope you’re returning to campus feeling rested, renewed, and ready for the excitement that spring term will bring. 

My first six months as dean of the FAS have been an eye-opening journey of discovery, as I’ve continued to learn new and inspiring things about the place I’ve long called my academic home. While touring the next House slated to undergo renewal, I discovered the Adams House tunnel, where generations of students have left their mark through...

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Title IX

December 6, 2018
Dear Members of the FAS community,
President Bacow’s message today responding to the new Title IX rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education was an important reminder of the strength of our shared values and the progress we have made in our work to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination. From my conversations with faculty, staff, and students... Read more about Title IX