The University of California disciplined more than 100 employees for sexual misconduct, about a quarter of them faculty members, at campuses across the state in the nearly three years before a scandal blew up at UC Berkeley, according to documents released after a public records request from the San Jose Mercury News,
The documents show for the first time how widespread sexual harassment was across the 10-campus UC system beyond Berkeley and which schools had the biggest problems.
The allegations ranged from inappropriate comments to sexual assault, according to a summary from UC President Janet Napolitano’s office.
The cases involved sexual assault, including inappropriate touching and nonconsensual sex. About two-thirds of the people accused of misconduct no longer work for the university, Napolitano’s office said, but it isn’t clear how many were fired.
Victims advocates and student groups say UC Berkeley’s scandal exposed a double standard: University staffers were routinely fired or forced to resign, but tenured faculty members who committed similar transgressions usually received lighter sanctions and were allowed to keep their jobs.
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