Harvard 'Scouting Report' Scandal Grows

November 4, 2016

Harvard University announced Thursday that it was calling off the remainder of this year's men's soccer season, and would decline any postseason play opportunities. The news followed the discovery that a "scouting report" by the men's team in 2012 -- featuring sexist comments about members of the women's team -- continued up until this year, and that some team members were not honest about the continued existence of the document. A statement from Harvard President Drew Faust said, "The decision to cancel a season is serious and consequential, and reflects Harvard’s view that both the team’s behavior and the failure to be forthcoming when initially questioned are completely unacceptable, have no place at Harvard and run counter to the mutual respect that is a core value of our community."

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