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Incident 7247 - Resolved

Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences; Anthropology
Specific Discipline: Anthropology
Outcome Year: 1987
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award; Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: "A settlement between a Brandeis University professor and a former student who alleged he sexually assaulted and harassed her reportedly requires him to make a cash payment to the woman and stay off campus for two years.

Professor David E. Jacobson "denied the charge, and the settlement does not constitute an admission by Professor Jacobson that he harassed the former student," Brandeis vice president Sallie Riggs said Friday.

Jacobson and the former student reached the settlement shortly before a faculty discipline hearing that could have resulted in his losing tenure as an associate professor of anthropology at the Waltham school, The Boston Globe reported Saturday.

In addition to the payment and remaining off campus, Jacobson agreed that when he resumes teaching he will not meet alone with women, the newspaper quoted an unidentified source as saying."

"Professor Settles Sex-Harass Charge, Reportedly Is Banned From Campus", Associated Press, Aug. 8., 1987
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