Caltech Professor Suspended for Harassment Complaints

LOS ANGELES ― A Caltech professor has been suspended for gender-based harassment following an investigation into complaints made by two graduate students.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Caltech officials in a Jan. 4 memo said the professor, who has not been identified, will not be paid for one academic year and will be barred from the Pasadena campus. He will also be required to undergo training.

The officials said they are not releasing details about the complaints, but felt that the situation needed to be addressed to “minimize the chances of anything like it happening again.”

Official say the university will work to improve advising and mentoring for graduate students.