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University Announces Termination of CAS Professor’s Faculty Appointment

Letters from president and provost address sexual harassment claims against David Marchant

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David Marchant. Photo courtesy of the College of Arts & Sciences

A letter sent Friday afternoon from BU President Robert A. Brown to all BU faculty and a separate letter sent by Jean Morrison, University provost and chief academic officer, to the College of Arts & Sciences department of earth and environment announced Brown’s decision to terminate the faculty appointment of David Marchant, a tenured CAS professor of earth and environment. The decision came after widely reported allegations of sexual harassment by Marchant led to a 13-month investigation by the University into the allegations made against him. Both letters noted that the Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Friday to uphold Brown’s recommendation regarding Marchant.

In his letter to faculty, Brown wrote: “I want to take this opportunity to affirm the University’s commitment to maintaining a living and learning environment free from harassment of any kind.”

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