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Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Board Says Professor Accused Of Sexual Harassment Should Be Fired

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio University board of trustees voted unanimously Friday morning that a professor found to have sexually harassed two female students should be fired. The board rejected a recommendation by a special committee of the Faculty Senate, which said journalism professor Yusuf Kalyango should keep his tenure and be reinstated as… Read More

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Ohio University Trustees Raise ‘Serious Questions’ About Report In Sexual Harassment Case

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s board of trustees was faced with conflicting recommendations Monday night as it weighed the fate of a professor accused of sexual harassment. Two faculty ethics committees, the university’s provost and the university’s president have recommended journalism professor Yusuf Kalyango’s tenure be revoked and he be dismissed. But a special… Read More

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Student Senate Discusses Kalyango Tenure Decision At Meeting

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University students weighed in on the recent actions of the Faculty Senate to submit and then withdraw a committee report recommending a journalism professor found to have sexually harassed two female students by the school’s Title IX office keep his tenure. The discussion was part of Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting,… Read More

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Questions Surface After Faculty Senate Votes To Withdraw Report Recommending Kalyango Keep Tenure

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Faculty Senate voted Monday to withdraw a recommendation that a faculty member keep his tenure following investigations that concluded he sexually harassed two female students. The university’s board of trustees, which has the final say over loss of tenure, issued a statement Tuesday night saying that it plans to… Read More

Two Women Fight Sexual Harassment, Academia To Save Themselves

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Impossible. That’s how Christine Adams described her odds of getting into the creative writing graduate program at Ohio University. She applied because it was one of the top ranked programs in the country, and she dreamed of being a poet. Then she got in. “I remember getting that voicemail and just starting to cry because… Read More

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OU Student Sues University Over Texting

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Ohio University is being sued in federal court by a student who claims he should not have been suspended for texts he sent to a female student. He disputes OU’s finding that the texts constituted sexual harassment. Student Michael Marshall filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court, naming the university, Ryan Lombardi and Diane… Read More