Incidents at Columbia University

Total: 12


Incident 7296

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Life Sciences, Neuroscience
Specific Discipline: Neuroscience
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Fired for violating consensual relationship policy.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 8076

Status: Resolved
Person:
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Business, Finance and Economics
Specific Discipline: Finance and Economics
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Jury / Judge Finding - Civil Case
Specific Outcome: “the jury awarded damages based on its finding that Professor Bekaert improperly retaliated against Professor Ravina. Columbia prohibits retaliation against any member of its community and very much regrets the actions by our faculty member in this matter.”
Last updated: Jul 3, 2020 2:49 pm

Incident 8167

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Dean of Students of the School of General Studies
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: Student alleges she was coerced into a relationship. The university said in a statement that upon learning of the allegations against Harford in August, it immediately removed Harford from his position as dean and terminated his employment.
Last updated: Jun 4, 2019 6:35 pm

Incident 8228

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, English
Specific Discipline: English
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Known Outcome for Respondent
Specific Outcome: "found responsible in July 2018 for sexually assaulting and harassing a student," - no known sanctions as of April 2019
Last updated: Aug 16, 2019 10:47 am

Incident 7295

Status: Resolved
Person: Thomas Roma
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Photography
Specific Discipline: Photography
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned after five women made allegations.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 7294

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, History
Specific Discipline: History
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award, Retired
Specific Outcome: Retirement as part of a settlement.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 8085

Status: Ongoing
Person:
Role:
Position:
Discipline:
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category:
Specific Outcome: Lawsuit filed.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7293

Status: Resolved
Person: Thomas Pogge
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Philosophy
Specific Discipline: Philosophy
Outcome Year: 2016
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand
Specific Outcome: Sanctioned in mid-90s; Forbidden from entering building while accuser was in class. Now teaches at Yale University.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 7292

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences, Medicine
Specific Discipline: Medicine
Outcome Year: 2014
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award
Specific Outcome: Lawsuit settled.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 7291

Status: Resolved
Person: Mark Urban
Role: Administrator
Position: Deputy Vice President
Discipline: Business, University Development and Alumni Relations
Specific Discipline: University Development and Alumni Relations
Outcome Year: 1993
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: Resigned after university investigation.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 8046

Status: Ongoing
Person:
Role:
Position:
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specific Discipline: Political Science
Outcome Year: 1986
Outcome Category:
Specific Outcome: Outcome unknown
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7290

Status: Resolved
Person: Serwyn Bialer
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, History
Specific Discipline: History
Outcome Year: 1986
Outcome Category: Official Warning / Reprimand
Specific Outcome: Found in violation and warned. (Link opens PDF, see page 5)
Last updated: Jun 7, 2019 7:32 am