In 2018, over a dozen women came forward and spoke to The Chronicle of Higher Education about their experiences of sexual harassment by Jorge I. Domínguez — then a professor in Harvard’s Government department.Read the Story
The Domínguez case sparked a national conversation on how academic institutions have responded — or failed to respond — to sexual harassment within their ranks.
Just two months after the Chronicle began its reporting on the Domínguez case, Harvard's graduate students voted to form a union. Stronger protections against harassment and discrimination have become one of their central demands.
After more than a year of pressure from students, staff, faculty, and alumni, Harvard finally agreed to hold an External Review into the institutional failures surrounding the Domínguez case. But survivors say they have been sent a "message of disinterest" by the External Review Committee.
Meanwhile, Harvard's student workers have ended their record-breaking 29 day strike without a contract, and continue to fight for a neutral third-party arbitration process for sexual harassment claims.