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.