Incidents at Harvard University

Total: 13


Incident 8613

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Director
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline: cancer-genetics
Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Pandolfi admits to the inappropriate pursuit of a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard, for which he says Harvard investigated him. He says the incident was isolated and he has received counselling, and he resigned from Harvard last December."
Last updated: Sep 23, 2020 1:44 pm

Incident 8388

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Economics, Business
Specific Discipline: Economics
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Suspended for two years and lab closed; "he had engaged in “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” against at least five employees over the course of a decade."
Last updated: Oct 5, 2019 9:41 am

Incident 8593

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Anthropology
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand
Specific Outcome: "a Harvard investigation found Bestor committed two counts of sexual misconduct during an interaction with a female professor at a 2017 conference at UCLA. Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences disciplined Bestor for the incident, but allowed him to return to work before completing required sanctions."
Last updated: May 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Incident 7367

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline: Medicine
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 3:03 pm

Incident 8144

Status: Ongoing
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Outcome Year: 2018
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Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 8266

Status: Resolved
Person: Chris Heaton
Role: Coach
Position: Head Diving Coach
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline: Diving
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned after allegations.
Last updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:40 am

Incident 7366

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline: Medicine
Outcome Year: 1995
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 3:02 pm

Incident 7365

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, History
Specific Discipline: History
Outcome Year: 1985
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 3:01 pm

Incident 7364

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Political Science, Government
Specific Discipline: Political Science, Government
Outcome Year: 1983
Outcome Category: Barred From Leadership or Honorary Position(s)
Specific Outcome: Reprimanded – no details. Lost Emeritus status
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 7:26 am

Incident 7363

Status: Resolved
Person: Derek Walcott
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, English Writing Humanities
Specific Discipline: English Writing Humanities
Outcome Year: 1982
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award
Specific Outcome: Complaint found to “have merit”. Case settled.
Last updated: May 31, 2019 2:51 pm

Incident 7362

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Political Science, Government
Specific Discipline: Political Science, Government
Outcome Year: 1980
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand
Specific Outcome: Sick leave during one semester. Warned that tenure would be revoked if it happened again. Asked to write apology to complainant.
Last updated: Jun 1, 2019 7:57 pm

Incident 8594

Status: Ongoing
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Specific Outcome: Not Bestor; planned retirement - will become Resolved once retirement occurs.
Last updated: Jul 17, 2020 8:07 pm

Incident 8605

Status: Ongoing
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Last updated: Aug 27, 2020 5:23 pm