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Incidents at University of Kansas

Total: 3

Incident 8412

Status: Resolved
Person: Jai Nitz
Role: Faculty
Position: Guest lecturer
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Comic book author; Journalism
Outcome Year: 2019
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: "In a letter dated May 15, 2019, KU officials told Nitz he was banned from the Lawrence campus for three years. He was already banned from the journalism school.

Nitz had previously been employed by the university as a lecturer in the Department of Film and Media Studies, from January 2012 to March 2015, according to Barcomb-Peterson, the KU spokesperson.

“You have reportedly engaged in a series of predatory sexual behaviors over the last five years in which you have targeted female students after meeting them on campus,” said the letter, signed by Interim Provost Carl Lejuez."
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Incident 7755

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Theatre
Specific Discipline: Theatre
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal), Monetary Settlement / Award
Quote: "The University of Kansas last year reached a $200,000 settlement with a former student who alleged he was sexually assaulted by a theater professor. "

"The professor no longer works at KU,"
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Incident 7754

Status: Resolved
Person: Zamir Bavel
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Computer Science
Outcome Year: 2011
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions, Training / Counseling Required
Quote: "After professor Zamir Bavel was accused of sexual harassment by one of his female students in May 2011, the University conducted a six-month investigation and found Bavel had violated the University's policy. He was suspended for two weeks without pay, ordered to take sexual harassment training and denied a salary raise for the next year. "
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