Education: Coed Complaint

A poet is accused at Harvard

Like many prominent poets and playwrights, West Indies-born Derek Walcott, 52, is much in demand as a college lecturer and teacher. And, as may befit a writer, he has a teaching style that, by his own description, can seem "deliberately personal and intense." But for one Harvard University freshman coed, it was more than that. The young woman, who took a poetry workshop that Walcott taught as a visiting professor last semester, has made an official complaint to the university accusing him of sexual harassment.

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