Wednesday, May 13, 2015

U. of Colorado Settles With Philosophy Professor It Was Seeking to Fire

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 13th, 2015

The University of Colorado at Boulder has reached a settlement with an associate professor of philosophy that will remove the professor from the campus and “provide finality” to dismissal proceedings against him, university officials said in statements published on Tuesday.
Instead of being fired, the professor, David Barnett, will resign and will receive $160,000 from the university, according to the Daily Camera. Under the deal, the university will also pay $50,000 to Mr. Barnett’s lawyer, the newspaper said.
The university had moved to fire Mr. Barnett after asserting that he had retaliated against a graduate student who said she had been sexually assaulted by a peer in the department. Mr. Barnett challenged her allegations in a report to the university that, among other things, accused her of lying.

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