University of Rochester tries to move past sexual harassment scandal

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The University of Rochester is looking forward after an independent investigation into sexual harassment claims against a professor. 

Brain and Cognitive Professor Florian Jaeger will return back to the classroom later this year.  An independent investigation lead by US Attorney Mary Jo White found Jaeger did not violate the law or the University’s policies. 

Interim President Richard Feldman tells News 8, in response to White’s recommendation they are posting their policies on the University’s website. Feldman plans to remain transparent with students and faculty.

“By communicating as regularly and as often as I can. I’ve tried to be transparent as I could be since I have been in this role,” Feldman said. 

The complainants that brought these allegations to light sent News 8 this statement: 

“University has never personally apologized to Jaeger’s victims or suggested that it has any obligation
to them — indeed its legal filings deny that any victims exist.”

Feldman tells News  8, the University has seen their share of attention since this scandal, however undergraduate enrollment is up and donations have increased by 20%. 

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