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Colleges Handling Surge in Claims of Past Sexual Harassment

For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she …

Jury Awards $1.25 Million in University Harassment Case But Denies Retaliation Claim

A jury awarded $1.25 million to a former Columbia University finance professor whose senior colleague sent dozens of emails disparaging her to industry professionals after she lodged a harassment complaint against him. The verdict is a fraction of the $16 …

Jury Could Define University Liability in Sexual Harassment Trial

A federal jury will decide what really happened between a former junior finance professor and the tenured Columbia Business School staff member she said sexually harassed her — and whether the university did enough to protect her once she reported …

Court Upholds $1M Sexual Harassment Claim Against Alabama State

Federal judges have rejected Alabama State University’s appeal of a $1 million court judgment for sexual harassment. The Montgomery Advertiser reported that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the school in a 23-page decision on Tuesday. Three …

Dartmouth, USC Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct Responses

Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California are under investigation by the U.S. Education Department for their responses to campus sexual harassment and misconduct. The department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating the two colleges for violations of Title …