Fire Lawrence Krauss for decades of sexual misconduct
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Lawrence Krauss announced his retirement October 21, 2018. He is on paid leave until May 2019.
On July 31, 2018 an Arizona State University investigation concluded that professor Lawrence Krauss violated ASU's sexual harassment policy when he groped a woman at a conference.
Krauss has been accused of verbally and physically sexually harassing undergraduate students and colleagues at ASU and other institutions for over a decade, according to Buzzfeed News.
ASU hired Dr. Krauss in 2008 after he was banned from his previous institution for sexually harassing an undergraduate student. It is difficult to believe ASU was unaware of his history when they hired him, especially given ASU's tendency to protect professors who sexually harass students (read more).
In response to media attention, ASU opened a new investigation of Krauss in March and concluded in August that he had violated the sexual harassment policy. More than 50 witnesses and victims have spoken to media, and peer institutions have barred Dr. Krauss from their campuses; if Dr. Krauss is a danger to students at Case Western and other institutions that have placed him on a "do-not-invite list," he is a danger to the ASU community.
We call upon Arizona State University Faculty Senate to fire and permanently ban Lawrence Krauss from campus to protect the ASU community.
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