Concerns raised over professor’s return to university campus after harassment investigation

Inside Higher Ed questions the return of a professor to a Los Angeles university when he cannot be trusted alone with students.

A  UCLA investigation into sexual harassment claims made in a lawsuit we filed on behalf of graduate students Nerfertiti Takla and Kristen Glasgow resulted in a financial penalty and open-door office rule for history professor Gabriel Piterberg.

The students’ lawyer, McAllister Olivarius Associate Michael Porcello, said: ‘The most egregious piece of this to us is that Piterberg has gotten off with more or less a slap on the wrist.’

He added: ‘We do not consider these terms, when you look at them closely, to be those that would protect other clients who could be harassed in the future by this predator.’