UD students rally on harassment; professor ousted

Hundreds of students at the University of Delaware are calling for more transparency in the school’s harassment policy after a professor was accused of offering a student an “A” in exchange for sexual favors.

The News Journal reports the students held a rally Friday afternoon and then marched to the university president’s home. The gathering included more than 300 students and instructors.

An accusation against a sociology professor sparked the rally. The male professor was accused by a female student in May of offering a top grade in exchange for sexual favors. The university has declined to comment on how the matter was handled.

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But Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs Matthew Kinservick says the professor is on administrative leave and will resign at the end of the academic year.

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