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Lawsuit: UNL didn't stop professor's harassment, retaliation

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 17:45:17-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former University of Nebraska-Lincoln student says in a lawsuit that school officials failed to stop a professor who sexually harassing her and retaliated after she reported the harassment.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the federal lawsuit was filed Sunday by the international student who pursued a Ph.D. in UNL’s Mechanical and Materials Engineering program between 2014 and 2017.

The lawsuit says she faced years of harassment by her adviser and that when she reported it to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, she was met with indifference by Title IX investigators who pressured to drop her case.

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