Posts Tagged Harvard

Quick Hit: What happened when Harvard Business School performed a two year gender ‘experiment’?

What happens when one of the world’s premier Business Schools can’t achieve its own stated institutional goal – for gender equity and equal opportunity?

Harvard Business School (HBS) wanted to improve the gender balance among its faculty members and provide more opportunities and see better performance among its female students. But for years, they had trouble seeing results.

According to the NY Times, this inspired action along the lines of a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” involving a total gender makeover, changing its curriculum, rules and social rituals to foster female success. The results were outstanding, according to the report:

By graduation, the school had become a markedly better place for female students, according to interviews with more than 70 professors, administrators and ...

What happens when one of the world’s premier Business Schools can’t achieve its own stated institutional goal – for gender equity and equal opportunity?

Harvard Business School (HBS) wanted to improve the gender balance among its faculty members ...

Potts

Weekly Feminist Reader

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

Girls — and later women — decide not to run for office because they don’t want to be unlikeable, not because they are lacking leadership qualities.

Swiss bank punks men on “Equal Pay Day.”

Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous on “accidental” racism.

The Canadian police have reopened Rehtaeh Parsons’ rape case in the wake of her suicide. And Parsons’ dad demands change in a heartbreaking essay.

India’s anti-rape movement: redefining solidarity outside the colonial frame.

Despite protests of his “violently misogynistic ...

Three teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya.

Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week!

Harvard Yard

Quick Hit: Harvard students angered by administration’s approach to sexual assault

Harvard’s student paper, the Crimson, has published a story detailing the concerns of survivors of sexual violence on the school’s Cambridge campus. The piece includes a now all-too-familiar narrative of opaque disciplinary procedures, widespread denial, and victims who found nothing more than shame and alienation from the boards set-up to respond to their complaints.

Staff writers Reina A.E. Gattuso and Jessica Salley also delved into the legal incentives that encourage university’s reluctance to pursue complaints:

[Student survivor] Julie says she believes the results of her case [in favor of her assailant] represented a fear of action on the part of the institution.“I think it’s just that they’re scared. I really do think that ...

Harvard’s student paper, the Crimson, has published a story detailing the concerns of survivors of sexual violence on the school’s Cambridge campus. The piece includes a now all-too-familiar

Urine found on at least 40 LGBT books in a Harvard library.

Yes, you read that right. Forty or so books were found to be vandalized in Lamont Library by urine. Since the books have to do with LGBT issues and gay marriage, the incident is being investigated as a hate crime, as it should be.

Marco Chan ’11, co-chair of the Harvard College Queer Students and Allies, called the incident “extremely frustrating” and “disconcerting,” and said that it represents a concern not only for the LGBT community, but for the Harvard community at large.

“I am very outraged. It is hard to conceive this as a coincidence when there are 40 books on the same subject,” Chan said. “The message that this incident sent to me is that we need more resources ...

Yes, you read that right. Forty or so books were found to be vandalized in Lamont Library by urine. Since the books have to do with LGBT issues and gay marriage, the incident is being investigated ...