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The litigants in a lawsuit against Dartmouth College (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Human Race


Seven graduate students are suing Dartmouth College for what they say was more than a decade of sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination by three prominent professors in the psychological and brain sciences department. The suit says the college ignored the behavior of the three men, Todd Heatherton, William Kelley, and Paul Whalen, for more than 16 years. In the lawsuit, the women told stories of being forced into drinking and sex, as the professors said their academic success and future jobs hinged on their cooperation. The suit accuses Dartmouth of improperly handling investigations of the three professors, including two harassment claims made in 2002 against Heatherton.


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