It is gratifying to hear positions and names — and facts — spoken in open court.
Everyday I take my canine familiars on walks throughout my neighborhood and local parks. At some point I decided to begin picking up trash along the way, certain that others would also prefer a landscape of plants rather than plastic. These small plastic liquor bottles? I collect dozens of these diminutive, infernal, single-use, single-dose bottles. As more and more states ban plastic bags — some good news in an otherwise bleak news era — why are these allowed? Go Green, Plastic is Obscene!
We had a great day in court yesterday, and for the first time facts of the case were discussed in open court. Thank you Phil Gordon, Elizabeth Rodgers, Linda Correia, and the articulate and inspired Lauren Khouri. I am so fortunate to have all of you in my court.
Tomorrow, April 3rd, my Title IX case appeal will be heard in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Theidon vs. Harvard University, Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College, case no. 18-1270 at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Seaport, in Boston. Irony? In another courtroom tomorrow , here in Boston, judges will hear the case against parents in the College Admissions Scandal. Entitlement and privilege on trial? Perhaps. Clear to me that some university professors consider sexual access to students to be part of their compensation package. For professors of the previous generation: even if you were silent then, you need not be silent now. Join us in speaking about about sexually harassing professors. Academia is slow on the #MeToo front. Say something. #TimesUp.
My appeal in my case for denial of tenure based on gender and after I spoke out in support of student complaints of harassment and sexual violence will be argued first case out at 9:30 am. tomorrow in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Theidon v. Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College, case no. 18-1279, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Seaport, in Boston. There will be an oral argument of 20 min. per side. It is a public hearing and I will be there. It appears the judge has denied Harvard’s motion to substitute names with numbers — may I tell you how I relish hearing the names of the professors and administrators responsible for the retaliation ring out in a court of law?