“to address the concerns of Winthrop House residents about Sullivan’s clients”
This is happening because some Harvard students are too dense to understand why an Ivy League law professor would represent someone like Weinstein.
The College Fix reports:
Harvard opens investigation into faculty dean for representing Harvey Weinstein in court
Is a defense lawyer allowed to represent “unpopular clients” while still overseeing a residential college at Harvard University?
The Ivy League administration is launching a “climate review” of Winthrop House because its faculty overseer – who used to be called “masters” – is representing disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in his criminal trial.
Students are also upset because law professor Ronald Sullivan is representing a black economics professor at Harvard, Roland Fryer, accused of sexual harassment.
Sullivan serves as faculty dean of Winthrop House, “the Gryffindor of the 12 undergraduate houses of Harvard” that brags about producing “history-making wizards” such as the Kennedy brothers and congressman Barney Frank.
The Harvard Crimson reports that a former dean of freshmen will lead the climate review to address the concerns of Winthrop House residents about Sullivan’s clients. “In this situation, we would like to have a more complete understanding of the current environment at Winthrop House,” Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote house affiliates Monday:
The review has two parts: discussions between Winthrop affiliates and College officials, and an online climate survey run by the Office of Institutional Research — Harvard’s internal research arm. Both are voluntary and intended to gather anonymous, aggregate information, which will then be shared with Khurana.
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