Incidents at Princeton University

Total: 5


Incident 8693

Status: Resolved
Person: Joshua Katz
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Linguistics
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal), Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: "Katz confirmed Friday that he had a consensual romantic relationship with a student that “violated the university’s rules,” which prohibit faculty-student relationships, and received a year-long unpaid suspension in 2018-2019, which appeared as a standard period of faculty leave. "

"Princeton University’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to fire Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities, effective immediately.

The university said in a statement that the dismissal followed an investigation initiated in February 2021 after Princeton received a detailed written complaint from an alumna who had a consensual relationship with Katz while she was an undergraduate under his academic supervision.

That relationship was the focus of a 2018 disciplinary proceeding against Katz, which resulted in a penalty of unpaid suspension in 2018–19 and three years of probation following his return, Princeton said."
Last updated: May 24, 2022 8:08 am

Incident 7516

Status: Resolved
Person: Sergio Verdu
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Engineering
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal), Training / Counseling Required
Specific Outcome: “responsible for sexual harassment”. Required to attend training. Eventually fired.
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 8097

Status: Ongoing
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Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category:
Specific Outcome: Title IX investigation ongoing
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7515

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, English Writing Humanities
Specific Discipline: English Writing Humanities
Outcome Year: 1989
Outcome Category: Retired, Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Suspended/retired.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 7:32 am

Incident 8686

Status: Ongoing
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Last updated: Feb 7, 2021 1:12 pm