Sexes: Fair Harvard, Are You Fair?

Harassment charges leave the Crimson crimson

It was a classic case of misused professorial power. Soon after winning a spot on the Harvard faculty in 1981, a woman Ph.D. became the target of amorous advances by her committee chairman. She claims that he invited her to his home when his wife and children were away and, at a party for Latin American dignitaries, introduced her as "my slave." The woman consulted the dean's office but was repeatedly discouraged from making a formal complaint.

The advances continued, accompanied by what the woman claims were veiled threats to jeopardize her career. She eventually complained to...

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