Support the news

Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Boston University Professor Are True, School Probe Finds

This article is more than 1 year old.

Boston University announced Friday that its investigation into allegations against the chairman of its Earth & Environment Department revealed that the professor did sexually harass one of his student accusers.

David Marchant had been accused of harassing a graduate student working with him during a research trip to Antarctica more than 15 years ago. The university's determination may lead to Marchant's termination at the school.

Marchant may appeal the university's position. If he loses that appeal, the university says, then they have enough evidence to move against him and remove him. In the meantime, he remains on administrative leave, which he has been on for the last several weeks.

The accusations against Marchant are also the subject of a congressional investigation because he received federal money for his research around the time of the allegations.

With reporting from WBUR's Fred Thys


+Join the discussion

Support the news