Update on Sexual Harassers in NASEM

As I noted in a previous post, there are SIX (6) sexual harassers who are members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Now that the Science academy has had an initial vote to implement procedures for removing members who have sexual harassment findings against them, perhaps the Engineering and Medicine academies wouldContinue reading “Update on Sexual Harassers in NASEM”

The Academic Sexual Misconduct and Violations of Relationship Policies Database

6/7/19: Thanks to the amazing team at METALMARK WEB & DATA (https://metalmarkweb.com/), a new searchable online database is now available:¬† https://academic-sexual-misconduct-database.org. Updated 9/15/18 to be crystal clear that I include violations of relationship policies within the database. Over two years ago, I started tracking academic sexual misconduct and violations of relationship policies. I started theContinue reading “The Academic Sexual Misconduct and Violations of Relationship Policies Database”

A REMINDER: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN ACADEMIA IS NOT “UNUSUAL”

I have been quietly documenting sexual harassment cases in academia for over two years. In that time, I have created a database containing over 650 confirmed cases, plus over 80 cases undergoing investigation, in courts, or with hidden outcomes. Sexual misconduct in academia is the norm, not the other way around. Want to learn aboutContinue reading “A REMINDER: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN ACADEMIA IS NOT “UNUSUAL””

Sexual Harassment and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

It took me two hours (time I should have spent working on a grant proposal…), but I unearthed FIVE (5) confirmed sexual misconduct and ONE (1) ongoing investigation of sexual misconduct perpetrated by members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. (1) 2015: Geoff Marcy, Berkeley. RESIGNED, NOW EMERITUS FACULTY. http://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/famous-astronomer-allegedly-sexually-harassed-students¬† *Member ofContinue reading “Sexual Harassment and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine”

Fixing Sexual Misconduct Investigations of Faculty, Staff, and Other Non-Students at Michigan State

Several months ago, I wrote memo to higher-ups at MSU detailing my experiences with the Title IX investigation process and the institutional response once a finding was made against the man who was found to have physically harassed me. Responses were mostly positive and affirmed my sense that some of the systemic issues with MSU’sContinue reading “Fixing Sexual Misconduct Investigations of Faculty, Staff, and Other Non-Students at Michigan State”