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"In a separate incident, the Ofce of Institutional Equity found Peterson, a former professor emeritus in the Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences effective July 2015, had sexually harassed four graduate students and faculty members over an extended period, according to the agenda. University spokesperson Ben Johnson said the investigation was completed Feb. 1. “In this case, an investigation by the Office of Equity found that Dr. Peterson committed sexual harassment in a manner that was persistent and pervasive,” Kristina Johnson stated in a letter within the Board of Trustees agenda. “Four courageous individuals shared stories about unwanted advances from Dr. Peterson that limited their ability to do their respective jobs.” "
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