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Sexual Misconduct

UC Berkeley defends handling of sex harassment claims against professor

BERKELEY, Calif. _ As fury grows over reports that astronomer Geoff Marcy sexually harassed female students for years, the University of California, Berkeley, Monday defended how it has handled complaints against the professor.tmpplchld The claims surfaced late last week when BuzzFeed published a story on a confidential university investigation that concluded in June and resulted in a warning. According to BuzzFeed, four students complained that they had been subject to unwanted advances, including kisses, groping and massages. It reported that the harassment was an open secret among astronomers.tmpplchld "The university has imposed real consequences on Professor Geoff Marcy by...