The president of Berklee College of Music says that 11 faculty members had been dismissed since 2004 for accusations of sexual misconduct. At a forum yesterday, President Roger Brown apologized to students who had been assaulted or harassed.
“I apologize for this institution. It’s unacceptable. It breaks my heart," said Brown.
This followed a silent protest by students, who say that the school has not upheld a professed zero-tolerance against sexual assault. Protest organizers demanded that Berklee make changes to improve student safety, transparency.
"There is no Berklee without its students," said Sky Sthalmann, a freshman and co-organizer of the protest. "We are here to bring forth what we believe is the definition and what our safety is contingent upon."
This segment aired on November 14, 2017.
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