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Incidents at Cornell University

Total: 2

Incident 8238

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Assistant Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Physics
Specific Discipline: Physics
Outcome Year: 2015
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Quote: "In September 2015, a final written report from the investigation was issued, "recommend[ing] that the Dean find that a preponderance of the credible evidence supports the conclusion that [Vengalattore] . . . had a romantic or sexual relationship with [Roe], a student he directly supervised," but "that no specific finding be made as to whether the first sexual encounter rises to the level of sexual assault as defined by Policy 6.4," which is Cornell's Title IX policy."
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Incident 7302

Status: Resolved
Person: James Maas
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychology
Specific Discipline: Psychology
Outcome Year: 1997
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Quote: "It then found unanimously that Maas had repeatedly behaved unprofessionally and inappropriately in his relationships with the complainants, and that his behavior constituted sexual harassment. The Committee recommendations included conditions on this professor's conductin relation to students, and consideration for a five–year period of the finding of sexual harassment in determining any pay increases, promotions, honors and assignments. The Dean of the College upheld the Committee's determination."
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