Misconduct

NIH says 75 grantees have been removed due to harassment complaints

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National Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health announce efforts they’ve taken against harassers, including seeing them removed from grants and booted out.

 
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U of Florida suspends professor blamed in student's suicide

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University of Florida professor facing blame in a student's suicide is placed on leave. Case recalls abuse of graduate students elsewhere.

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Professor says she was fired for refusing to disclose a victim's name

Professor says Goodwin College fired her for refusing to reveal the identity of a student who confided that another professor wanted sex in exchange for better grades. What kind of confidentiality does Title IX allow for?

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Study: Academic dishonesty extends to faculty résumés

Faculty search committees take note: academic dishonesty extends to CVs, according to a new study.

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UC Davis is latest institution to adopt a reference check policy to stem faculty misconduct

University of California, Davis, is latest institution to adopt a reference check policy in fight against faculty misconduct. 

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Institutions generally don't have provisions against professors dating students they just taught

Institutions tend to either ban student-faculty dating altogether or where a supervisory relationship exists. But they don't ever say professors can't date students who were recently -- sometimes very recently -- in their classes.

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Harvard revokes emeritus status and retirement privileges from professor who harassed women for decades

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Harvard revokes emeritus status and retirement privileges from professor who was found to have harassed women for decades.

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Duke Ph.D. wants to know why professor facing multiple harassment allegations was honored

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A Duke U Ph.D., now a professor at U of Oklahoma, wants to know why a professor at Duke facing multiple harassment allegations -- including hers -- was honored by the university and on her former department's social media.

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Former photography professor at U of the Arts says he was terminated without a hearing after a biased sexual misconduct investigation

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A former professor at University of the Arts says he was terminated without a hearing after a biased investigation based on allegations that he greeted one colleague at a meeting with a kiss and mistakenly gave another a hotel room key instead of a business card.

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New paper says slapping faculty harassers on the wrists compromises comprehensive prevention

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Slapping faculty harassers on the wrists compromises the comprehensive prevention to which institutions are legally and ethically bound, according to a new paper.

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