January 14, 2019

Group Demands Reinstatement of Dartmouth Ombuds

Last week, an advocacy group called “Dartmouth Community Against Gender Harassment and Sexual Violence,” delivered a list of demands to the college that included reinstatement of an Ombuds program that was closed two years ago. The community group, which includes hundreds of students and alumni members, is seeking to have the private Ivy League college in New Hampshire adopt stronger protections against sexual harassment.

Dartmouth had a part-time Ombudsperson, Sean Nolon, from 2015 to 2017. Nolon had worked only with non-union faculty and staff, but not students. After Nolon left, the college initially sought to refill the position after Nolon left, but after a lengthy search, the position was left vacant.  Members of the Dartmouth Community Against Gender Harassment and Sexual Violence called the lack of an Ombuds "disgraceful." The college has not yet responded to the group's demands. (The Dartmouth.) 

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