Northwestern University professor and Medill Justice Project director Alec Klein has requested a leave of absence “from all of his positions at Northwestern until the University completes its investigation,” according to a statement released by Alan K. Cubbage, vice president for university relations. “The University has agreed that is the appropriate action.”
On Wednesday, the Reader first reported that ten former students signed a letter detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Klein. These ranged from sexually explicit comments to bullying to forced attempts at kissing and unwanted neck massages.
Klein, who has been on the Northwestern faculty since 2008, has since released a statement vowing to take legal action.