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Professor at center of UR

sexual conduct investigation

responds to report

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (JAN 2018) - A day after a much-anticipated independent investigation cleared him of technical wrongdoing, University of Rochester Professor Florian Jaeger thanked the university for its "commitment to seeking out the truth" and, while acknowledging some past misdeeds, criticized his colleagues turned accusers for breaching other people's privacy. <READ MORE>

Eastman grad says UR prof

sexually harassed him,

derailed career

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (JAN 2018) - Irrera's complaint, the subject of a lawsuit in federal court, adds context to the more recent criticism of the University of Rochester over the administration's approach to alleged sexual misconduct, in particular by high-profile faculty members. <READ MORE>

Sexual Harassment

Charges Roil Elite

University Department

NEW YORK TIMES - With its frosted glass windows, gleaming hardwood floors and modern teal chairs, the office of the University of Rochester’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences seems designed to project prestige. The sleek appearance fits the department’s reputation as one of this private university’s crown jewels, with a graduate program ranked as high as fourth in the nation by the National Research Council. <READ MORE>

An Example of the System

Gone Awry

SLATE - Current and former employees of the University of Rochester are charging the university with denying female students a safe learning environment by dismissing repeated sexual harassment allegations against a longtime professor, then retaliating against employees who objected.  <READ MORE>

She Was a Rising Star at a

Major University. Then a

Lecherous Professor Made

Her Life Hell.

MOTHER JONES - That spring was the start of Kidd’s decadelong effort—as a doctoral student and, later, as a junior faculty member—first to appease Jaeger, then to isolate herself from his influence, and finally to hold him responsible for years of sexual harassment in UR’s cognitive and brain sciences department, according an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint filed last week.  <READ MORE>

The Silence Breakers

TIME MAGAZINE - Dr. Celeste Kidd and Dr. Jessica Cantlon, both professors in the University of Rochester Brain and Cognitive Sciences department, were listed among 'The Silence Breakers' as Time's Person of the Year'… <READ MORE>

9 Researchers Sue

University of Rochester over

Sexual-Harassment

Allegations

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - Nine researchers filed a federal lawsuit on 8 December against the University of Rochester in New York, its president Joel Seligman and its provost Robert Clark over their handling of alleged sexual harassment by a professor there. <READ MORE>

“Inappropriate,

Unprofessional and

Offensive” - But Not

Breaking Any of University

of Rochester’s Rules

MOTHER JONES (JAN 2018) - A University of Rochester professor had multiple sexual relationships with former, current, or prospective students and engaged in “inappropriate, unprofessional and offensive” behavior... <READ MORE> Event Calendars Attend an event and protest the University of Retaliation - below are event calendars.

NEW - Rochester Baby Lab

shutting down, moving from

U of R

WHAM 13 (JUNE 2018) - "The university has become a place she said she no longer feels safe to work."  <READ MORE>

Students and faculty upset

at Jaeger teaching this fall

Campus Times (APR 2018) - "There’s a chilling effect when students articulate that they’ve been exploited and nothing is done to make it right. Students have told me they’re afraid to make complaints at [UR] because of what they’ve seen in this case […] They don’t feel protected, and I think they’re right not to feel protected."  <READ MORE> UR professor who triggered harassment crisis set to resume teaching in the fall DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (APR 2018) - "Jaeger gets forgiven while his victims get forgotten," the people who complained about the professor to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a statement. They said UR had never apologized and even denied in its legal filings "that any victims exist.".  <READ MORE> URMC doctor accused of raping former resident files counter-suit WHAM 13 (MAR 2018) - A professor and doctor who works for the University of Rochester is counter-suing a former resident who accused him of raping her and then threatening to sabotage her career.   <READ MORE>

How a Harassment

Controversy Tore a

University Apart

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (MAR 2018) - The president resigned. A department is in shambles. And many women say the University of Rochester still has a lot of work to do.  <READ MORE> Punishing Women for Speaking Out Inside Higher Ed (FEB 2018) - In many of the incidents that are now coming to light, sexual harassment wasn’t a secret. University of Rochester professor T. Florian Jaeger was well known for his inappropriate behavior toward female graduate students.   <READ MORE>

New report: U of R paid $4.5

million for "flawed" sexual

assault investigation

WHAM 13 (FEB 5, 2018) - A new report questions the independence of the University of Rochester's independent investigation into sexual harassment claims. The law firm behind the investigation was paid $4.5 million by the university and a report released at noon Monday suggests that payment created a conflict of interest that tainted the results.  <READ MORE>

UR gender commission

says recommendations

from harassment

investigation fall short

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE  (FEB 2018) - "Based on this review, it is very clear to us that issues of sexual harassment and discrimination as well as dissatisfaction with the University’s response to these concerns are not isolated to one department."   <READ MORE>

Letter: White report moves

UR, and women, backward

Campus Times (JAN 2018) - Several witnesses have told us that their testimony, beliefs, and evidence were misrepresented. We also have heard previously from people whose testimony we now can see was suppressed — including most notably many individuals who came to White to talk about the culture of retaliation at UR, both relevant to their own cases and relevant to ours.  <READ MORE>

Holding the U of R

accountable, students hold

protest on campus

WHAM 13 (JAN 19, 2018) - It was the first Friday of the spring semester at the University of Rochester, and dozens of students gathered to protest on campus. “Times up, change now! Times up, change now!” chanted students as prospective students walked by.  <READ MORE>

UR campus newspaper

explores stories of

students claiming sexual

harassment cases were

mishandled

WXXI (JAN 2018) - The University of Rochester campus newspaper, the Campus Times, is exploring more stories of students claiming their sexual harassment cases were mishandled by the administration.  <READ MORE>

No Closure at Rochester

Inside Higher Ed (JAN 2018) - If the University of Rochester was seeking healing from an independent investigation into a harassment case that’s cleaved its previously esteemed brain and cognitive sciences department, the institution won’t get it. <READ MORE>

UR faculty leaders

complain about pace of

change in policies about

sexual harassment

WXXI - An open letter from faculty leaders at the University of Rochester is critical of how the university is handling policies dealing with sexual harassment. The critique comes from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, and it was published this week in the campus newspaper, the Campus Times. <READ MORE>

Updated: OCT 3, 2018

NEW - Professor who outed

pervy colleague resigns over

school’s response

NYPOST (JUNE 2018) - "Celeste Kidd said Friday that the university had not meaningfully responded to problems that she and several other faculty members raised in a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last fall about T. Florian Jaeger, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences.".  <READ MORE>

Celeste Kidd says she is

waiting to see "real change"

at U of R

WHAM 13 (MAY 2018) - "All of the same administrators," Kidd said. "Still in their positions, with the same problems.".   <READ MORE>

UR expands response to

sexual harassment case, but

will miss deadlines

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (APR 2018) - "I just don't know yet," Feldman said, but added: "We are committed to putting resources toward this." There is yet no budget for doing so.  <READ MORE> UR faculty proposes tighter email search policies DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (MAR 2018) - The Faculty Senate in February rebuked the administrators in question, Gail Norris and Susan Wormer, saying their actions had "damaged the faculty's trust in the administration to uphold reasonable expectations of privacy."  <READ MORE> UR ‘silence breakers’ share story at RIT ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL (MAR 2018) - Celeste Kidd said she’s one of the lucky ones. Though the University of Rochester professor has been made headlines locally and nationally as a victim of sexual harassment who spoke out, she had support of other women who had been harassed and senior faculty who supported and joined both her federal complaint and lawsuit.  <READ MORE>

Embattled professor Florian

Jaeger censured by UR

faculty Senate

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (FEB 2018) - The University of Rochester Faculty Senate Wednesday voted to formally censure embattled professor Florian Jaeger, saying they condemned his interactions with female students and colleagues "in the strongest terms."  <READ MORE> In interview, Burke talks UR’s sexual misconduct situation Campus Times (FEB 2018) - Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo. movement and a Time magazine “Person of the Year,” sat down for an interview with the Campus Times before her speech last Monday.  <READ MORE> UR complainants issue response to 'rickety' Mary Jo White report DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE  (FEB 2018) - Celeste Kidd, Jessica Cantlon and the other complainants immediately dismissed White's findings as "fundamentally incoherent if not fraudulent." Their 44-page rebuttal, issued Monday by their lawyer Ann Olivarius, elaborates on those claims, likely previewing the plaintiffs' arguments when they eventually appear in federal court.   <READ MORE>  <REBUTTEL>

White investigators broke

confidentiality agreements

with witnesses

Campus Times (JAN 21, 2018) - “I think this reflects poorly on the sensitivity with which this investigation approached victims and is consistent with other comments I’ve heard from witnesses who told Debevoise not to release specific identifying details only to find those details in the report.”  The breach has brought out new concerns with this investigation… <READ MORE>

Florian Jaeger faces

possible censure from UR

Faculty Senate

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (JAN 2018) - The motion for censure, to be voted on Tuesday by the faculty governing body, holds that Jaeger's behavior was "harmful to the educational environment of his department and of our university," and suggests it could violate the moral conduct clause of the Faculty handbook, which could be grounds for revocation of tenure. <READ MORE>

Florian Jaeger accusers: 'We

have audio recordings'

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE (JAN 2018) - "The report describes Florian Jaeger as the predator I know him to be," Kidd said. "Despite all this, Mary Jo White took the age-old approach of trying to shame me into silence and obscurity. ... It's a classic and transparent intimidation tactic, and I want to say tonight that it will not work." <READ MORE>

U. of Rochester president

resigns in wake of sexual

misconduct report

USA TODAY (JAN 11, 2018) - University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced his resignation Thursday, just hours after the release of a report on sexual misconduct on campus. <READ MORE>

400 professors boycott

University of Rochester,

urging students not to

attend

WASHINGTON POST - Hundreds of professors are urging their students not to apply to the University of Rochester, a private research university in western New York. The boycott comes after allegations that Florian Jaeger, a professor in the brain and cognitive science department, preyed on female students. Eight current and former Rochester researchers filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint against the university in September for what they viewed as the administration's failure to adequately protect its students. <READ MORE> What 'Stranger Things' And 'SNL' Can Teach Us About Sexual Harassment FORBES - …That reluctance has been waning for me, in part because of my interview with Celeste Kidd. Kidd filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against the University of Rochester after years of sexual harassment that went unaddressed. <READ MORE>
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OCT 15, 2018 - ‘UNIVERSITY OF RETALIATION’ for sale on Amazon.com -  Available in hardcover, softcover, and download (kindle/ebook) the first edition of ‘UNIVERSITY OF RETALIATION’ goes on sale October 31, 2018!  The first 25 hardcovers will be hand signed and numbered by the author.  Press release coming soon! The Inside Story ‘UNIVERSITY OF RETALIATION’ for sale on Amazon.com -  Based on actual events, as well as three different EEOC charges and related lawsuits, the UNIVERSITY OF RETALIATION is an insider’s look at how a prominante US university fumbled numerous sexual harassment claims, destoryed their reputation, and the resulting negative national attention. The story follows a graduate student being sexual harassed by a professor, a group of professors efforts to report a colleague’s sexual harassment, and retaliation of an internal auditor trying to do the right thing.

NEW - Professor who outed

pervy colleague resigns over

school’s response

NYPOST (JUNE 2018) - "Celeste Kidd said Friday that the university had not meaningfully responded to problems that she and several other faculty members raised in a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last fall about T. Florian Jaeger, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences.".  <READ MORE>

Students and faculty upset at

Jaeger teaching this fall

Campus Times (APR 2018) - "There’s a chilling effect when students articulate that they’ve been exploited and nothing is done to make it right. Students have told me they’re afraid to make complaints at [UR] because of what they’ve seen in this case […] They don’t feel protected, and I think they’re right not to feel protected."  <READ MORE>

The Silence Breakers

TIME MAGAZINE - Dr. Celeste Kidd and Dr. Jessica Cantlon, both professors in the University of Rochester Brain and Cognitive Sciences department, were listed among 'The Silence Breakers' as Time's Person of the Year', an award acknowledging the women and men who have spoken out about sexual harassment and abuse by powerful men like Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer. <READ MORE> <READ D&C STORY> 

Sexual Harassment Charges

Roil Elite University

Department

NEW YORK TIMES - With its frosted glass windows, gleaming hardwood floors and modern teal chairs, the office of the University of Rochester’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences seems designed to project prestige. The sleek appearance fits the department’s reputation as one of this private university’s crown jewels, with a graduate program ranked as high as fourth in the nation by the National Research Council. <READ MORE>

Mother Jones Story

MOTHER JONES (SEPT 8, 2017;Initial Story) - Celeste Kidd was elated when she learned, in 2007, that she had been invited to interview for a Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester in New York.  <READ MORE>

400 professors boycott

University of Rochester,

urging students not to attend

WASHINGTON POST - Hundreds of professors are urging their students not to apply to the University of Rochester, a private research university in western New York. The boycott comes after allegations that Florian Jaeger, a professor in the brain and cognitive science department, preyed on female students. Eight current and former Rochester researchers filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint against the university in September for what they viewed as the administration's failure to adequately protect its students. <READ MORE>

9 Researchers Sue University

of Rochester over Sexual-

Harassment Allegations

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - Nine researchers filed a federal lawsuit on 8 December against the University of Rochester in New York, its president Joel Seligman and its provost Robert Clark over their handling of alleged sexual harassment by a professor there. <READ MORE>

What 'Stranger Things' And

'SNL' Can Teach Us About

Sexual Harassment

FORBES - …That reluctance has been waning for me, in part because of my interview with Celeste Kidd. Kidd filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against the University of Rochester after years of sexual harassment that went unaddressed. Rather than, “I don’t have the answers, so I don’t want to talk about it,” Kidd’s approach is, “No one has the answers, so we have to talk about it.” <READ MORE>

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