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USU didn’t notify schools of former faculty sexual misconduct. Was it obligated to?

May 28, 2018 by

Image result for Utah State University logoSALT LAKE CITY — Utah State University did not notify other universities about sexual harassment allegations against two former USU employees, despite President Noelle Cockett’s saying that the Logan school had done so.

An investigation into sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse within USU’s music department, which involved interviews with 60 witnesses and the evaluation of hundreds of pages of documents, resulted in an 18-page report that stated two current and two former USU music faculty members had been accused of sexual harassment.

Investigators recommended disciplinary action for the two current employees listed in the report. Cockett announced at an April 6 press conference that Gary Amano, former head of the piano program had retired, and that Dennis Hirst would no longer serve as interim piano program coordinator, although he would remain at the school. Cockett also announced sweeping changes to improve the handling of sexual misconduct at Utah State.

Source: USU didn’t notify schools of former faculty sexual misconduct. Was it obligated to? | Deseret News

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