Case: Professor

When tenure trumps Title IX: 6 takeaways from Spectator’s investigation into faculty sexual misconduct

April 11th, 2019

One tenured faculty member was convicted in federal court for retaliating against a professor who accused him of sexual harassment. Another allegedly kissed and groped a student he advised, then retired in a settlement with the University. A third was stripped of his titles and grants and removed from all administrative posts. The fourth was […]

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The Biggest B-School Scandals Of 2018

January 1st, 2019

John Byrne Contributor Each year, some of the world’s most elite business schools are embroiled in scandal. 2018 was no different — from deans resigning or being removed for various reasons, to complaints of hazing at a top school’s welcome week, to the mishandling of diversity and gender issues, we saw it all. But two […]

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Columbia Professor Accused Of Sexual Harassment Retires: Report

December 20th, 2017

Longtime Columbia University professor William Harris retired as part of a settlement for a sexual harassment lawsuit. By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NY — A Columbia University professor accused of sexually harassing a graduate student has retired from his post at the ivy league institution, according to reports. William Harris, a professor […]

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Columbia Professor Retires in Settlement of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

December 19th, 2017

By VIVIAN WANG Dr. William V. Harris, a renowned Greco-Roman historian and longtime professor at Columbia University, retired on Monday as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The retirement, which Columbia announced in an email to students and faculty members on Monday afternoon, came nearly three months after an anonymous graduate student […]

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At Columbia, Three Women, 30 Years and a Pattern of Harassment

December 8th, 2017

By VIVIAN WANG The three stories are nearly identical. A young woman arrives at Columbia University for her doctoral studies, eager to prove herself as a scholar. A star professor’s attentions seem to indicate she has succeeded. The attentions soon turn sexual, and the student grows uncomfortable. But she feels powerless to speak out. The […]

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Columbia University Professor Steps Down Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations

November 11th, 2017

By Ryan J. Farrick A distinguished professor at Columbia University stepped down after being accused of kissing and groping a graduate student. The news, as relayed by The New York Times, was circulated by the university to its student and staff early last week. According to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan court against Columbia and […]

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Student claims she was sexually harassed at Columbia University: ‘If I did not come forward, no one else would’

November 2nd, 2017

To watch the video, click here. By CATHERINE THORBECKE The student who claims she was sexually harassed by her professor at Columbia University said she decided to speak out now because, “if I did not come forward, no one else would.” “It’s been difficult but it’s important to stand up for myself and others,” the […]

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Columbia Professor Withdraws from School Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

November 1st, 2017

By Jackson Chen MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS — Columbia University announced that a history professor currently embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit would withdraw from teaching, advising and other student-related activities. The tenured professor, William V. Harris, and the university were hit with the lawsuit on Oct. 2 alleging that he abused his position of power and […]

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Veteran Columbia Professor To Stop Teaching In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

November 1st, 2017

BY EMMA WHITFORD A veteran professor of Greco-Roman history at Columbia University has withdrawn from teaching and other student-related activities in the wake of allegations that he exploited his position of power to sexually harass women for decades. He nevertheless remains employed by the university. Professor William V. Harris, 79, is accused in a federal lawsuit […]

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When Professors Cross Lines

November 1st, 2017

Senior faculty members on three campuses face disciplinary action or resign over harassment allegations. Some observers see movement in the right direction but say academe still has a ways to go in ending the “academic casting couch.” By Colleen Flaherty Three separate institutions in the last month have taken action against five professors accused of […]

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