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Suspended journalism professor to face loss of tenure proceedings

A suspended journalism professor is subject to loss of tenure under Ohio University’s Faculty Handbook policies.

Yusuf Kalyango, the former director of the Institute for International Journalism, was suspended from his faculty position in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism last year and is now facing a lawsuit along with OU regarding the sexual harassment case.

OU President Duane Nellis initiated loss of tenure proceedings on Jan. 18 after reviewing the University Professional Ethics Committee report and Kalyango’s appeal. 

“We’re doing our best to comply with the Faculty Handbook, which isn’t always as clear as it could be,” Robert Stewart, director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, said.

The next step, according to the Faculty Handbook, is for Stewart to meet with Kalyango.

“We’re in the process of trying to schedule that meeting,” Stewart said. “We’re still in the really early stages.”

The Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance investigation found Kalyango responsible for sexual harassment by quid pro quo and sexual harassment by hostile work environment toward a graduate student in August, according to a previous Post report.


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