UConn prof disputes allegation in Title IX lawsuit

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Title IX lawsuit filed in October against the University of Connecticut alleges that faculty members were dismissed because they called on the administration to speak out about violence on campus. But a professor at the school said that's not the case.

In October, four women filed a lawsuit against UConn, alleging the university failed to adequately respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment on campus.

The suit also suggested that three faculty members in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department were dismissed because they’d spoken out on behalf of one of the plaintiffs. The professor who leads the department called that allegation “absolutely untrue.”

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