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Derek Walcott

Status: Resolved
Institution: Harvard University
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: English Writing Humanities
Outcome Year: 1982
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award; Official Warning / Reprimand
Quote: "The student, who contended that the ''C'' grade she received in the course had been influenced by her rejection of the professor's advances, filed a complaint of sexual harassment with the university. Professor Walcott not only denied that any personal considerations had influenced his determination of the grade but also said that the student had misinterpreted the remarks that prompted the charges.

The university investigated the complaint and found that it ''had merit.'' Dean Rosovsky wrote her that the university had taken ''formal action'' against Professor Walcott. The dean later disclosed that he had written a letter of reproach to Boston University. "

"A settlement has been reached in a sexual-harassment suit against Derek Walcott"
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