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Professors condemn school's handling of sexual harassment

November 22, 2017
Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — More than 400 professors from dozens of universities across the U.S. have signed a letter condemning the University of Rochester's response to sexual misconduct allegations against a professor.

The letter says the faculty members cannot "in good conscience" encourage students to study or work at the New York university. They say its leadership didn't adequately respond to claims that Professor T. Florian Jaeger sexually harassed female graduate students until they were made public in a federal complaint.

The university says it investigated the claims when they were raised and has launched a new investigation into issues raised in the federal complaint.

The initial investigation cleared Jaeger of wrongdoing. He has said he can't comment because of the legal action.

The university's statement Wednesday says it's committed to a safe, respectful campus.

 
 
 

 

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