Friday, February 6, 2015

Judge Throws Out Philosophy Professor’s Lawsuit Against Northwestern

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 6th, 2015

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit against Northwestern University filed by Peter Ludlow, a professor of philosophy who had accused the university of defamation and gender discrimination in its handling of sexual-harassment investigations involving him in 2012 and 2014.
The 2012 investigation concerned a complaint filed by an undergraduate student who accused the professor of getting her drunk and sexually assaulting her. Mr. Ludlow denied the student’s allegations. A university investigation found that the student’s more serious claims could not be substantiated but did find that Mr. Ludlow had violated Northwestern’s sexual-harassment policy, according to a court order filed on Thursday by Judge Sara L. Ellis of the U.S. District Court in Chicago.

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