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Dartmouth students sue college, alleging sexual assault by professors

By Boston Globe

Seven current and former students say three former neuroscience professors groped female students in plain sight, hosted drinking and hot-tub parties with students, openly debated who had the “hottRead full story

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  • Well Dartmouth has always had a bit of an unfriendly rep when it came to women. But what we know is that this kind of behavior has been widespread in academia, sports, work etc. we have to hope that suing them sends a message that things have to change. Someone told me today that a friend has asked “is

    Well Dartmouth has always had a bit of an unfriendly rep when it came to women. But what we know is that this kind of behavior has been widespread in academia, sports, work etc. we have to hope that suing them sends a message that things have to change. Someone told me today that a friend has asked “is it ok to date an intern?” Really? That’s a question you’re asking today. Let’s help you. No not now. Not ever.

  • One of my good friends from college recently made the decision to move to Norway for an incredible opportunity. One of the main reasons that swayed her in the end though, was the knowledge that in Norway, women scientists are treated with just as much respect as men scientists. That THIS was a major

    One of my good friends from college recently made the decision to move to Norway for an incredible opportunity. One of the main reasons that swayed her in the end though, was the knowledge that in Norway, women scientists are treated with just as much respect as men scientists. That THIS was a major factor in her decision says a lot about the science/academic community in the U.S. I'm really happy these stories are coming to light, but I'm also depressed that a) my friend felt that the best thing for her career and for her to be taken seriously was to leave the country and b) the U.S. as a country is losing brilliant minds like hers because stories like the one that's come to light (finally) at Dartmouth are all too common.

  • I studied neuroscience at Dartmouth so I knew the PBS department at Dartmouth pretty well. Even when I was an undergrad there was this reputation surrounding Whalen in particular as being somewhat of a womanizer. Rumors and hearsay are not proof of improper conduct. However, the fact that this story

    I studied neuroscience at Dartmouth so I knew the PBS department at Dartmouth pretty well. Even when I was an undergrad there was this reputation surrounding Whalen in particular as being somewhat of a womanizer. Rumors and hearsay are not proof of improper conduct. However, the fact that this story, when it initially broke, surprised pretty much nobody who was involved with the PBS department as a student at Dartmouth is telling. Chances are, the school had been receiving complaints for a while and neglected to act until circumstances forced their hand. I think a further investigation to shed light on how Dartmouth handled the history of complaints against the professors is necessary.

  • ‘In 2016, Rapuano explicitly told Kelley she didn’t want a sexual relationship. He later wrote in an e-mail, “I don’t know how to separate the personal from the professional. I don’t know that it makes sense to do so.”’

    *Facepalm*

  • Institutions that protect predators need to pay for their mistakes. It should not be swept under the rug, there should be no quiet severance packages. The harassers are clearly deranged but the institutions that protect the deranged might be even worse. Food for thought.

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