Protest against UR professor accused of sexual harassment

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Dr. Florain Jaeger, the professor at the center of a sexual misconduct scandal at the University of Rochester, will not teach class for the rest of this semester.

Eight current and former staffers accused Jaeger in a 113-page complaint filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which alleges the university did not conduct a thorough investigation into allegations against Jaeger.

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences professor has been with the University of Rochester since 2007. In that time, he has been accused of behaving inappropriately with prospective students, bullying students within his program and using his position to control graduate students' social lives. 

The university said the core allegations could not be substantiated. University President Joel Seligman has stood by the university’s investigation, but did apologize for tension it has caused. Seligman said the university is hiring an independent investigator to look into new claims against Jaeger.

Students followed up an online petition for Jaegers' removal with an on-campus protest.

Jaeger himself has apologized for “emotional turmoil."

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