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Harvard Professor on Leave Over Sexual Harassment Allegations



    Harvard Prof. on Leave Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Harvard University is reviewing the allegations.

    (Published Sunday, March 4, 2018)

    Harvard University announced Sunday night that one of its professors is on administrative leave over allegations of sexual harassment.

    At least 10 women have accused government professor Jorge Dominguez of sexual harassment over the past 30 years, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Harvard is reviewing the allegations.

    In an email to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences community, school leaders said, "I want to state unequivocally that the FAS will not tolerate sexual harassment."

    The email encouraged anyone who has witnessed sexual harassment in the FAS, recently or in the past, to come forward and share their experiences with Harvard's Title IX coordinators. 

    The communication went on to say, "It is imperative that we support those who have been subjected to sexual harassment. I want to acknowledge the many people who are working tirelessly to support our community. We will use every means at our disposal to ensure that we create a safe and healthy community in which people can thrive."

    The leave was effective immediately and is pending a full and fair review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations. 

    No other information was immediately available.

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