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Connections: Complainants react to investigation results at UR

Jan 12, 2018

On Thursday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Mary Jo White announced the results of the independent investigation into how the University of Rochester handled sexual harassment allegations against professor Florian Jaeger. The complaints were made by Jaeger's former students and colleagues, including Celeste Kidd and Jessica Cantlon. The report concluded that while Jaeger acted inappropriately and used poor judgment, he did not break the law or violate campus policy. 

Those who filed the complaint have expressed confusion, anger, and frustration with those findings. We hear from them this hour. Our guests:

  • Celeste Kidd, assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Jessica Cantlon, associate professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Steve Piantadosi, assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Brad Mahon, associate professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Elissa Newport, former chair of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, and current faculty member at Georgetown University
  • Ann Olivarius, lead counsel in the complainants' lawsuit against the University of Rochester
  • Richard Aslin, former professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester who currently works at Haskins Laboratory at Yale University