Harvard grad says she left her job as an editor at the University of Virginia after being ‘scared’ of the university
On Friday, a grad at Harvard University says she has been fired from her job after writing about sexual assault in an article about the school’s handling of sexual misconduct cases.
Harvard Graduate Center’s executive editor, Susan Farrar, wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Beast on Monday that was critical of the school for not doing enough to combat sexual assault on campus.
Farrar wrote that she had been “scared” of the University at a time when it was “focusing more on the safety of its students than on the needs of its faculty.”
Farrarm says she was also “disappointed and dismayed” by the response from the university.
She says she wrote her article because she was “deeply uncomfortable with the idea that a woman’s experience of sexual assault could be attributed to her sex.”
She also wrote that Harvard had a “chilling effect” on female students.
“I’m sure many students, who have faced the university’s campus climate for so long, would like to believe that it’s not happening.
I know that my experience of Harvard’s campus environment was chilling, and I don’t want to put a spotlight on the university that has helped make me feel unsafe and unsafe,” she wrote.”
Harvard’s silence has been a terrifying experience for many, many students,” she continued.
“I know that if we are going to protect women, we must do so by protecting students.”
Ferrar, a former assistant professor at the school, says she also has been “disgusted and dismay, and dismay at the university for not focusing more on their students.”
“My experience of the Harvard community has been overwhelmingly positive,” she said in an email to TechCrunch.
“It’s the only institution I have ever worked at, and the only one that I’m proud to be a part of.
My experience is the only experience I will have of the campus as a whole, and this is the first time that I’ve felt this way about a university in my life.”
She says that Harvard has a “sustained and growing culture of safe and supportive discourse.”
“It has not been perfect,” she added.
“But it’s been better than I thought it would be.
It’s a community that is deeply committed to building a better world.”
She added that the University has a number of ways it is addressing issues of sexual harassment and assault.
She says that there is a campus “rape crisis” that she thinks is “getting a little bit better.”
Fargar says she hopes that “the rest of the world can learn from Harvard’s success.”
Harvard has since fired Farrarm, and said in a statement that it had “heard from several members of the community” about the article.
In an email, a spokesperson for the University said: “Harvard is committed to ensuring that our community is free from harassment, intimidation and discrimination.
Harvard has robust policies in place to protect the rights of all students, and we expect all students to live up to those policies and meet the standards of their institutions.”