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University statement

- Following are statements by Alan K. Cubbage, Northwestern University Vice President for University Relations

Feb. 8, 2018

In the past two days, Northwestern University has received allegations of inappropriate conduct by Alec Klein, a professor in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The University takes seriously all complaints that are brought to its attention and is investigating those allegations promptly and thoroughly.

Professor Klein has requested a leave of absence from all of his positions at Northwestern until the University completes its investigation, and the University has agreed that is the appropriate action. 

We encourage anyone who has been the victim of alleged harassment or misconduct at the University to contact the Office of Equity at 847-467-6165 or TitleIXcoordinator@northwestern.edu.

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Feb. 7, 2018

Northwestern University today received a message from former students and two former employees containing allegations of inappropriate conduct by Alec Klein, a professor in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

The University takes seriously all complaints that are brought to its attention. Many of the allegations were contained in a complaint brought several years ago by a former employee. At that time, the University conducted a thorough investigation and the complaint was not substantiated. Northwestern will now review the allegations received today. 

We encourage anyone who has been the victim of alleged harassment or misconduct at the University to contact the Office of Equity. That office, rather than any of the individual schools, handles all complaints regarding alleged sexual misconduct at Northwestern. Complaints are not investigated by individual schools.

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