Why Colleges Have a Hard Time Handling Professors Who Harass

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U. of California at Berkeley officials say they could not quickly dismiss the famed astronomer Geoffrey W. Marcy, accused of sexual harassment of students, because the process would have been "lengthy and uncertain." The case of Mr. Marcy (pictured at an event this past summer) reflects the complex dynamics at play in such situations.
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By resigning last week from the University of California at Berkeley, Geoffrey W. Marcy — the acclaimed astronomy professor found to have repeatedly violated Berkeley’s sexual-harassment policy over the course of a decade — may have helped the...

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