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UC Berkeley astronomer accused of sexually harassing students resigns

UC Berkeley astronomer accused of sexually harassing students resigns

An internationally prominent astronomer resigned his UC Berkeley professorship Wednesday amid controversy over whether the university had been too lenient in the face of sexual harassment allegations against him.

Faculty members had called for Geoffrey Marcy’s firing after Buzzfeed reported last week that a campus investigation had upheld complaints that he’d groped, kissed, touched and massaged female undergraduate and graduate students.

After the confidential Title IX probe concluded in June, Berkeley quietly imposed guidelines on Marcy's behavior...

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