UW tenured professor fired

Trigger warning: sexual harassment and vulgar/racist language included. In an unprecedented turn of events, the UW fired microbiology professor Michael Katze after two investigations into his misuse of university funds and sexual harassment. He gained tenure at the UW in 2009, a time at which Katze already had numerous complaints against him on record. ViaContinue reading “UW tenured professor fired”

A team of four creates and maintains app for sexual assault issues

[Trigger warning: This article contains explicit language in reference to sexual assault and harassment.] It’s sexual assault awareness month, and a phone app that helps college students navigate issues around sexual assault is coming out of the woodworks. “Reach Out,” created by Capptivation, lets anonymous users pick from one in 2,500 schools in the app’sContinue reading “A team of four creates and maintains app for sexual assault issues”

Office for Civil Rights investigates UW for handling of sexual assault cases

The UW is one of over 100 colleges currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for the handling of sexual assault cases. A press release distributed by the UW on June 15 said the university “fail[ed] to provide the student with a prompt and equitable grievance process afterContinue reading “Office for Civil Rights investigates UW for handling of sexual assault cases”