The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (“UWM”) has become the target of more than 20 students claims who have filed sexual harassment and assault complaints against many of the school’s administrators, a number of professors. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently received a document from the university detailing the alleged harassment. Out of the many complaints that have been filed, it has been reported that at least a dozen have been substantiated.
Nine of the alleged harassers have since been fired, their contracts have expired or they have been disciplined in house by a Dean. There has also been one professor who, by the time these complaints were filed, had already left for another job. Out of the claims that have already been substantiated, four acted in someone as an instructor, either a professor or a teaching assistant (“TA”).
In 2014, the same academic adviser was accused of sexual harassment on three separate occasion. One graduate student acting as a TA was removed from his program and has since not been allowed to study or continue his education at the University. This TA allegedly nicknamed several students. He called them, among other names, blondie, chipmunk and nipples. A visiting professor has been accused of using sexually offensive language during his lectures and implying that female student could improve their sex life by doing daily pelvic exercises.
The professor who is no longer with the university allegedly was having sexual relations with a student and then increasing her grade. During the course of the investigations, the professor did not deny these relations but insisted that female students constantly came to his office and that there was mutual flirting.
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