“investigations into the allegations when they were originally made over 15 years ago”
It looks as though the #MeToo movement has caught up with academia.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Second Columbia Professor Resigns After Accusations of Sexual Misconduct
Columbia University lost its second professor this week to accusations of sexual misconduct by former students, in a wave of investigations into sexual harassment by university officials and faculty at American campuses.
Thomas Roma, director of Columbia’s photography program since 1996, resigned effective immediately after five women came forward with allegations reported Wednesday in the New York Times. The university conducted internal investigations into the allegations when they were originally made over 15 years ago, and found in at least one case that both the alleged victim and Roma were responsible for the incident.
This comes after tenured history professor William Harris retired last month following accusations by an anonymous female graduate student that he had pursued nonconsensual sexual contact since 2012.
Meanwhile, Todd Heatherton abandoned his post as visiting scholar at New York University in November, when an investigation was opened into his alleged sexual misconduct as a psychology professor at Dartmouth College. He is among three Dartmouth faculty members who were placed on paid leave in October pending the results of inquiries into the claims.
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