Todd Richter, Adjunct Professor and National Advisory Board Member of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health in the department of Health Policy and Management, was accused of sexual assault this past August: https://ffj-online.org/2020/08/09/wall-streets-silence-the-intern-fights-back/ The article outlines various instances of sexual misconduct between himself and an Intern while working at Barclay's. This petition calls for Richter to sever contact with students, and also calls for Columbia administration to find a replacement professor to teach his 1.5 credit course on Hospital consolidation.
Should Todd Richter, with an allegation of sexual assault, be entitled to interact with students? Does the onus of due diligence lie solely on students, or are faculty members Implicated when researching staff? Do we as a community stand to be taught by faculty members with public allegations of sexual assault? Do we believe survivors?
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence is a Public Health Issue.