Incident 8652 - Resolved

Role: Faculty
Position: Department Chair, Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Media and Information Studies
Outcome Year: 2012
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked
Specific Outcome: "Four retired professors and administrators were allowed to keep their honorary “emeritus” titles despite being found to have violated policies on sexual misconduct by OIE investigators.

Charles Steinfield and William Latta were awarded the title several years after they were punished for sexual misconduct. "

"The university is currently in the process of revoking the honor from ... Steinfield, a professor emeritus in the Department of Media and Information, as a part of a university-wide review, Olsen said. This review will be completed and sent to the provost no later than June 1, he said. "

"According to an investigation conducted by the Lansing State Journal, Thomas Vogel, a former professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Charles Steinfield, a former professor in the Department of Media and Information, were stripped of their emeritus titles following a recommendation by the university committee on faculty affairs."

Last updated: Jul 16, 2021 8:21 pm