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Los Angeles Times: USC medical school dean out amid revelations of sexual harassment claim, $135,000 settlement with researcher

October 6, 2017 | by

The Los Angeles Times covered USC’s dismissal of their new medical school dean after it was revealed the school was aware of a previous complaint of sexual harassment against the professor.

Noreen Farrell, an attorney who has represented victims of sexual harassment on campus, said universities who promote faculty found to have acted inappropriately towards women colleagues send the wrong message.

“It damages the credibility of schools who say they want to protect students and faculty from harm,” said Farrell, now the executive director of the national nonprofit Equal Rights Advocates. “Who your leaders are matters.”

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