Case: Professor

History professor William Harris pulled from teaching amid sexual harassment claims

November 1st, 2017

BY AARON HOLMES Columbia has removed history professor William V. Harris from teaching, advising, and other student-related responsibilities amid accusations that Harris sexually harassed students and other faculty over the course of decades. Harris’ removal from teaching comes a month after a 29-year-old Ph.D. student alleged that the 79-year-old history professor, who has been at […]

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Columbia Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Steps Down

October 31st, 2017

By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍOCT A distinguished historian at Columbia University accused this month of kissing and groping a 29-year-old female doctoral student stepped down from teaching and other student-related duties, the university told students and faculty in an email on Monday. A lawsuit filed on Oct. 2 in Manhattan federal court against the university and the […]

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Tenured and Prominent Columbia University History Professor William V. Harris, Accused in Sanford Heisler Sharp Lawsuit of Sexual Harassment, Will Withdraw from Teaching and Advising

October 31st, 2017

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In the wake of a lawsuit alleging that tenured professor William V. Harris sexually harassed a female graduate student, Columbia University yesterday announced that Harris was withdrawing from teaching and all other student-related activities. Columbia’s announcement came less than a month after Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, filed a […]

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Veteran Columbia Professor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Doctoral Student For Years

October 4th, 2017

BY EMMA WHITFORD A Columbia doctoral student is suing a veteran professor of Greco-Roman history for allegedly exploiting his power and sexually harassing her over the course of several years, ultimately disparaging her within her academic circle. The suit also accuses the administration of turning a blind eye to 79-year-old Professor William Harris’s regular abuses […]

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Columbia Sued Over Alleged Harassment

October 4th, 2017

By Colleen Flaherty A female doctoral student at Columbia University is suing the institution over alleged harassment by her mentor, William V. Harris, a professor of history, according to The New York Times. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a New York federal court, says that Harris repeatedly kissed and groped the student, identified as Jane Doe. When […]

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Doctoral student sues Columbia over alleged sexual harassment by professor

October 3rd, 2017

BY AARON HOLMES A 29-year-old female doctoral student has sued Columbia, alleging that the University failed to act on her complaints of sexual harassment by the prominent professor advising her, according to court records filed Monday. The plaintiff, who filed the complaint under the name “Jane Doe” in Manhattan federal court, claims that 79-year-old history […]

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A letter of solidarity from one survivor suing Columbia to another

October 3rd, 2017

BY AMELIA ROSKIN-FRAZEE I believe you, and it is not your fault. It is possible that no one will bother to tell you this. You might spend hours wondering if no one telling you this means that people are lazy, or that they think you deserved what happened to you. After I sued Columbia, I […]

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Esteemed Columbia professor accused of sexually harassing student

October 3rd, 2017

By Lia Eustachewich An elderly professor who’s been teaching at Columbia University for more than 50 years preyed on a female doctoral student and sexually harassed her for two years, a new lawsuit alleges. The now 29-year-old woman claims the harassment began when she was a graduate student in 2014, when William V. Harris, a […]

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Student Sues Columbia Over ‘Deliberate Indifference’ to Harassment Claims

October 2nd, 2017

By VIVIAN WANG In the latest instance of alleged sexual harassment by a high-profile academic, a prominent historian at Columbia University has been accused of forcing himself upon a 29-year-old female doctoral student and disparaging her to colleagues when she rebuffed him. According to the lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court against the university […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Title IX Lawsuit Against Columbia University and Noted History Professor, William V. Harris

October 2nd, 2017

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today filed a sexual harassment suit under federal and New York law against the Trustees of Columbia University and the institution’s noted history professor, William V. Harris, in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The Complaint, brought under the federal […]

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