Faculty member accused of sexual misconduct

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A faculty member has been accused of “sexual and other inappropriate conduct,” according to a statement emailed to the university community by the Office of the Provost.
The faculty member has been placed on paid leave and will remain on leave until the investigation into these allegations is completed. During this time, the faculty member will not be permitted on Lehigh’s campus or in its facilities.
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs had no further comment.

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  1. How can a responsible university not list what the allegations entail, and whether these accusations involve students?

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      I share your concern, but I suppose that it’s in the best interest of both the victim and the accused to keep details to a minimum during this ongoing investigation which has both criminal and Title IX implications. Anything else at this point would just be feeding morbid curiosity and perpetuating gossip. If you’re concerned about your child, I certainly cannot tell you how to feel or how to parent. However, Lehigh removed the immediate threat from the classroom and temporarily banned him or her from setting foot on its campus. This will have to suffice for now, though I expect we’ll come to know more if and when the allegations are corroborated and criminal charges are brought against the faculty member.

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