Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No Bad PR?

From the Bruin:

UCLA students are concerned about the school’s decision to allow a professor accused of sexual harassment to teach in winter 2017. History professor Gabriel Piterberg and Stephen Aron, chair of the history department, agreed in June that Piterberg would resume teaching in winter and spring. Piterberg will teach two upper division history courses – History 105A: “Survey of Middle East, 500 to Present: 500 to 1300″ and History 111B: “Topics in Middle Eastern History: Early Modern: Arab Provinces of Ottoman Empire.” The University of California regents settled lawsuits in September filed by Nefertiti Takla and Kristen Glasgow, both graduate students in history. The students alleged UCLA officials discouraged them from making formal complaints against Piterberg...
Some students took to Facebook to advise others of the accusations against Piterberg and push for a boycott of his classes. However, his History 105A class was completely full as of Monday...

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