Professor resigns over inaction on alleged sexual misconduct

A professor who was named one of Time magazine's 2017 Persons of the Year has resigned from the University of Rochester over the university's handling of sexual harassment complaints.

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 6:59 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A professor who was named one of Time magazine's 2017 Persons of the Year has resigned from the University of Rochester over the university's handling of sexual harassment complaints.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Celeste Kidd says in a resignation letter Thursday that she's leaving because the university never took action against Professor Florian Jaeger.

Kidd was one of seven faculty member who filed a complaint against the university and Jaeger. She was honored by Time as a "silence breaker" fighting sexual misconduct.

A series of reviews by the university cleared Jaeger of everything but immaturity and bad judgment.

Jaeger is not named in a pending federal lawsuit against the university.

The university released a statement saying it takes the safety of "every member of our community" seriously.

___

Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 490134

Reported Deaths: 33396
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens756987289
Kings739357376
Bronx547064983
Nassau489412204
Suffolk483082019
Westchester397891460
New York353453191
Rockland17524683
Richmond168921093
Orange13303505
Erie12650713
Monroe6917300
Dutchess5382163
Onondaga5170207
Albany3488136
Broome316683
Oneida2625128
Ulster243695
Niagara1997101
Putnam176863
Sullivan170948
Schenectady152250
Chemung14563
Saratoga124417
Rensselaer105842
Steuben91557
Chautauqua85813
Columbia66338
Ontario61735
Oswego6064
Tompkins5790
Madison54517
Tioga50230
Greene48718
Cortland4750
Warren44433
Cattaraugus4426
Wayne4005
Orleans37854
Herkimer37610
St. Lawrence3764
Otsego3745
Genesee3735
Fulton36024
Chenango3477
Cayuga3422
Washington32614
Livingston2618
Montgomery2594
Allegany2431
Clinton2245
Essex1950
Jefferson1940
Wyoming1745
Delaware1647
Seneca1353
Schuyler1090
Yates1027
Schoharie1010
Franklin790
Lewis640
Hamilton160
Unassigned023
Utica
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 66°
Oneonta
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
Herkimer
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 66°
Thendara
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 66°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
VOTE OCTOBER 22-30
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left