I t looks like Mike Pence is quite the trendsetter. A new study , due to be published in the journal Organizational Dynamics, has found that, following the MeToo movement, men are significantly more reluctant to interact with their female colleagues. A few highlights from the research include:. The data above was collected in early from workers across a wide range of industries. Researchers had asked the same questions albeit to different people and with more of a focus on future expectations in early , just as MeToo was in full swing, and depressingly, things appear to have got worse. Women also appear to be increasingly wary of hiring women.
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Harvard Univerity is being sued over claims that a crackdown on single-sex social clubs is sexual discrimination. Harvard adopted a policy in that says that students who join single-sex clubs will not receive endorsements or recommendations letters from deans on campus concerning post-graduate fellowships. Many news organizations tried to get a comment from the administration about the lawsuit, but they did not reply.
Although single-gender clubs are not banned at Harvard overall, students who join them are prohibited from leading campus groups or becoming captains of sports teams. Harvard also does not endorse students who are members of single-gender clubs for prestigious fellowships such as the Rhodes Scholarship.
After some light chatter about careers and current events, the conversation at our table took a turn to dating. One woman asked the lone male.
Herds of students filter in and out of classrooms. Nervous chatter splinters out across the students until the professor sweeps in and quiets the crowd. There I sat in a room, staring people in the eye that I had seen in the news. Later that day, I saw Ash Carter, the former Secretary of Defense, present his course on technology and public policy. He was more jocular in person than I expected from a former Cabinet Member. While all the classes were interesting, climate change is the issue I am dedicating myself to in my career and I decided that the information in the class, as well as the connections with my fellow students, would be more fruitful for my future.
I was nervous to meet John Holdren, much less take a class with him—I felt like I could not possibly belong in a place like this. There was no awkward Elle Woods moment for me, though. Slowly, as the weeks wore on I started getting to know the people who sat around me. Many, like me, were not in the Kennedy School full time. I met two PhD students, one in Biology and the other in Physics, who wanted to learn about climate.
A good portion of the class was in graduate school after working for several years—two of whom worked on biofuels in India, and one who worked for years as an FBI agent. While no one boasted of their backgrounds, the rich diversity of experience was remarkable.
New Harvard Policy Bans Teacher-Student Relations
Sackler Museum—each with a different history, collection, guiding philosophy, and identity. It was made possible when, in , Mrs. Designed by architects Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, and Abbott of Boston, the joint art museum and teaching facility was the first purpose-built structure for the specialized training of art scholars, conservators, and museum professionals in North America.
With an early collection that consisted largely of plaster casts and photographs, the Fogg Museum is now renowned for its holdings of Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present. Unique among North American museums, the Busch-Reisinger is dedicated to the study of all modes and periods of art from central and northern Europe, with an emphasis on German-speaking countries.
Other strengths include late-medieval sculpture and eighteenth-century art.
That’s not because they think there’s all kinds of professor-student dating on campus: The professor who led the panel that wrote the policy said.
The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some websites. Please update your browser. A list of the most popular browsers can be found below. The new policy, which applies to Harvard College and its graduate school but not its law or medical schools, bans sexual relationships between faculty and undergraduate students in an effort to define appropriate behavior more clearly and adhere to the requirements of Title IX, a federal education law that bars discrimination on the basis of gender.
The rule will also apply to graduate students, forbidding them from relationships with professors who supervise their work and from relationships with undergraduates whose work they may supervise. Johnson told Al Jazeera that the committee had wanted to create a more comprehensive statement on sexual harassment-related issues, and emphasized that the policy update was not based on any particular complaint on campus about student-faculty relationships.
She said the new policy is not a drastic change. Other universities already have similar bans in place. Yale University banned romantic relationships between students and faculty in , according to Bloomberg , which reported that the school had since disciplined some faculty for violating that policy. The question of student relationships with faculty has not received much attention in the recent debate about sexual consent and appropriate behavior.
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Steven Pinker, 65, a cognitive psychologist and popular science author, has been accused of playing down concerns about racial justice and sexism. They gave as evidence six of his tweets dating back to , and his description of a man who shot four muggers as “mild mannered”. Dr Pinker donated heavily to Barack Obama, but he has denounced what he sees as the close-mindedness of heavily liberal American universities.
The Montreal-born professor relishes intellectual debate, posing provocative questions over the innate differences between the sexes and among different ethnic and racial groups. One tweet singled out was a comment that the number of police shootings of black people could be due to police having disproportionately high numbers of encounters with black residents in deprived communities.
He wrote “Bernhard Goetz, a mild-mannered engineer, became a folk hero for shooting four young muggers in a New York subway car.
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A free environment for academic pursuits requires reasonable conduct, both in academic and nonacademic affairs, by all members of the school. The faculty may impose discipline or penalties on individuals for acts that disrupt or endanger the university community’s pursuit of teaching, learning, and research in an atmosphere of free inquiry and personal and psychological security. The faculty may consider sanctions whether or not civil or criminal penalties are imposed. Violation of specific domains considered here include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, sexual and racial harassment, the use of physical violence, and lying to an officer.
Procedures for disciplinary hearings and sanctions are described in the section below titled Review Process. Access to and familiarity with the policies that govern student conduct are a right and responsibility of every student and students are expected to be familiar with those policies. Students, faculty, and staff are subject to the policies of Harvard University that govern the conduct of members of the School as articulated in the University-wide Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Intimidating, threatening, or hostile behavior toward others is a violation of this policy and may subject the offender to school and university sanctions. Likewise, willful destruction, theft and vandalism of the work or possessions of another student or group of students or of any educational resource including computers and library materials and unauthorized use of property are unacceptable and may also subject the offender to sanctions.
Riots, violent intimidation or threats, use of weapons, physical assault, and any other acts that endanger the physical well-being of individuals are violations of this policy. However, protesters and demonstrators are obliged to respect the rights of other individuals and especially to ensure personal safety for all participants. Although peaceful demonstrations are a matter of civil rights, it is a violation of this policy for any member of the GSD community to prevent or disrupt university functions, such as lectures, seminars, reviews, meetings, and other public events; and administrative, study, design, research, interview, and other nonpublic activities.
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
A startup led by George Church, PhD, a pioneer in the field of genetics and genomic sequencing, is developing a dating app that would screen a user’s potential matches to prevent them from passing on inheritable diseases. Church, who helped launch the Human Genome Project in , discussed several ongoing projects at his lab at Boston-based Harvard Medical School.
The lab’s portfolio largely revolves around editing, combining and adding to human DNA to address challenges ranging from reversing aging to eliminating genetic disorders. The dating app is aiming for the latter: If two parents are both carriers of the gene for an inheritable disease such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia, their children have an even greater chance of contracting the disease.
Church’s app would prevent carriers of these genes from dating by comparing users’ genomic sequencing data.
Harvard prohibits domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (as defined by the Clery Act) and is committed to maintaining a campus.
The Justice Department this week signaled it would pursue Asian-American students’ complaints of bias in admissions at Harvard University, a move that could ultimately alter the future of affirmative action nationwide. Four decades after a landmark US Supreme Court ruling, affirmative action that brings diversity to college campuses has become entrenched. Yet it has been continually challenged, upheld by one-vote margins at the US Supreme Court. For nearly three years, Harvard has been fighting a lawsuit targeting its admissions practices brought by a small advocacy group that enlisted Asian-American students.
They claim the Ivy League campus caps the number of high-achieving Asian Americans as part of “racial balancing” that favors African Americans and Hispanics. The advocates behind the case have a record of related litigation, and their long-held goal has been to end nationwide affirmative action programs designed to help blacks and other traditionally disadvantaged minorities. Now it appears the Trump administration could throw its weight into the case or, even more potently, launch its own lawsuit against university policies.
Either move could support a broader effort, seen in the Harvard lawsuit, to reverse a Supreme Court decision that allowed colleges to consider an applicant’s race as one of many factors in admissions, but forbade quotas. The action would play to a conservative base that has long abhorred practices that offer a boost to racial minorities, potentially at the expense of whites.
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For the first time, Harvard University is banning sexual relationships between faculty and undergraduates, strengthening language in its policies on sexual misconduct. The change comes as the school examines its rules and undergoes a federal review. Last year, Harvard was among dozens of schools the Department of Education said it’s investigating for how they handle sexual abuse allegations.
A Harvard representative says that the new policy was created after a review by a Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee found that “the existing language on relationships of unequal status did not explicitly reflect the faculty’s expectations of what constituted an appropriate relationship between undergraduate students and faculty members.
In the past, many U. That has begun to change in recent years, with schools either barring professors from having sex with students they oversee or requiring them to recuse themselves from such situations.
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You are strongly encouraged to report instances of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to HUPD, though you have the right to choose not to make a report. If you report that you have been the victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, whether on or off campus, you will be provided with a written explanation of your rights and options as well as resources and services available both at Harvard and in the community.
If you believe an incident of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking has occurred, the HUPD strongly recommends that you:. You may also, if you prefer, report the offense to a local police department, such as Cambridge, Boston, or Somerville even if the incident occurred on campus. You may call and request transportation to HUHS without divulging that you have been the victim of such an offense.
Simply request a medical transport to UHS and an officer will respond. OSAPR provides hour-a-day, confidential support and information to student survivors of sexual violence over the phone or in person. The OSAPR staff is trained to provide options, listen supportively, and provide referrals to services on and off campus. Preserve any physical evidence that may be necessary to prove that an incident of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking occurred or to obtain a protective order.
Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy
As explained in the policies, sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, and domestic and dating violence, is a form of sexual harassment. Students who wish to report an allegation of sexual violence may also choose to initiate a formal complaint with the Office for Dispute Resolution. Formal complaints within the University may be pursued whether or not a complainant chooses to file criminal charges.
In the Harvard lawsuit dating to November , the plaintiffs say into suing universities over “policies deemed to discriminate against white.
Arum and Dawoon Kang are taking on Tinder with their dating app for millennials. Today, Coffee Meets Bagel services globally. The Tinder-like dating app has made over one billion introductions to date, responsible for ,plus couples in happy relationships. Arum runs the app—targeted at millennials—with her twin sister Dawoon and older sister Soo. Originally from South Korea, the Kang sisters come from a family of entrepreneurs. Their father ran his own scrap iron business; their mother managed a series of bars and restaurants.
Dawoon has always had entrepreneurship in her mind. Check out: Harvard Vs. After completing her MBA at Stanford in , Dawoon spent several years at JP Morgan until, when Arum graduated from Harvard, she joined forces with her sisters to start her first business.