Sexual Harassment in 2018? Still Going Strong…

I thought it would be useful to put into context all of the cases of faculty/staff sexual harassment that are currently undergoing investigation or legal cases at US academic institutions. As always, these are only the cases that have somehow found their way into the media. Big shout out to student papers for bringing several of these to light! At last count, I documented 25 ongoing cases…

  1. 2018. University of Rochester. LAWSUIT FILED OVER DRUGGING/RAPING OF STUDENT BY PROFESSOR. http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/court-papers-university-of-rochester-prof-accused-of-drugging-raping-student/1000943315
  2. 2018. Utah State University (Music School!). INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://news.hjnews.com/logan_hj/sour-notes-usu-music-department-hardly-the-first-to-face/article_9023a8a4-522f-5711-9196-5dd67a3ddf4d.html
  3. 2018. Michigan State University (Dean!). ARRESTED/INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2018/03/27/william-strampel-michigan-state-larry-nassar-charges/460906002/
  4. 2018. Emporia State University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/professor-at-center-of-harassment-probe-placed-on-leave/article_2b101530-7675-5099-9c51-174c791a3404.html
  5. 2018. University of Minnesota. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.twincities.com/2018/03/29/umn-professor-accused-of-sexual-harassment-had-been-reprimanded-before/
  6. 2018. Central Connecticut State University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.courant.com/education/hc-ccsu-professor-accused-sexual-misconduct-20180410-story.html
  7. 2018. Utah State University. PIANO PROGRAM FOUND TO HAVE PERSISTENT PROBLEMS; INVESTIGATION OF INDIVIDUAL FACULTY ONGOING. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900014956/new-allegations-of-sexual-assault-come-to-light-as-usu-music-department-investigation-wraps-up.html
  8. 2018. University of South Florida. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/1033330/English-department-professor-placed-on-l
  9. 2018 (for incidents 1970s-1990s). Ohio State University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.thelantern.com/2018/04/ohio-state-investigating-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct-by-former-wrestling-team-doctor/
  10. 2018. California Polytechnic State University. LAWSUIT FILED. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/education/article210169889.html
  11. 2018. Michigan State University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING (AND ACCUSED USED HIS POSITION AS JOURNAL EDITOR TO WRITE A REBUTTAL). https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/04/19/editor-prestigious-political-science-journal-uses-website-deny-harassment
  12. 2018. University of Pennsylvania. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/04/robert-kurzban-upenn-evolutionary-psychology-higher-ed-ivy-league-relationship-penn
  13. 2018. Northwestern. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://wgntv.com/2018/03/15/19-more-women-accuse-northwestern-professor-of-sexual-misconduct/
  14. 2018. Fordham University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.fordhamobserver.com/professor-suspended-university-investigates/
  15. 2018. University of New Mexico. LAWSUIT ONGOING (ACCUSED ALREADY RETIRED). http://www.krqe.com/news/unm-engineering-advisor-accused-of-sexual-misconduct_20180305063539725/1009455024
  16. 2018. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2018/05/07/mit-says-looking-into-allegations-against-junot-diaz/oz2UHLE4AB8Ws9CkSIzOxM/story.html
  17. 2018. University of South Carolina. LAWSUIT FILED. http://wach.com/news/local/recent-usc-grad-files-lawsuit-against-university-professor-following-study-abroad-trip
  18. 2018. Wayne State University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/05/18/lessenberry-quits-metro-times-amid-misconduct-claims/623897002/
  19. 2018. Garden City Community College. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2018/may/19/faculty-alleges-kansas-community-college-president/
  20. 2018. Harvard University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/05/23/harvard-roland-fryer-jr
  21. 2018. Colorado State University. LAWSUIT FILED. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2018/05/24/former-colorado-state-university-professor-christina-boucher-claims-sexual-harassment-retaliation/565653002/
  22. 2018. University of Northern Idaho. TITLE IX INVESTIGATION (ARRESTED FOR ANOTHER CASE OF VIDEO VOYEURISM). http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/may/31/north-idaho-college-professor-faces-charges-of-fel/
  23. 2018. Georgia Southern University. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.thegeorgeanne.com/news/article_1b8a24d8-016d-11e8-88fa-7bdbabdfac0f.html
  24. 2018. New York University. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Letter-Defending-Avital/243650
  25. University of Pennsylvania. INVESTIGATION ONGOING. http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/04/robert-kurzban-upenn-evolutionary-psychology-higher-ed-ivy-league-relationship-penn