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Incident 7890 - Resolved

Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Life Sciences
Specific Discipline: Forestry
Outcome Year: 2005
Outcome Category: Retired
Quote: "In July 2005, a graduate student complained that a professor tried to establish a romantic relationship and retaliated against her when she rebuffed his advances. The CHR said the professor sought to terminate the student's teaching assistantship and accused her of being a liar, plagiarist and vindictive, and it concluded that he violated university policy on sexual harassment. The professor, John Bassman, "strenuously" denied the allegations, criticized the CHR report and broadly asserted his innocence. He retired in August."

SOURCE: Shawn Vestal Staff writer. (September 3, 2006 Sunday). Assault cases confront tenure; WSU suit strains evolving policies. Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA).
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