Petition calls for dismissal of UCLA historian Gabriel Piterberg

Historians in the News
tags: UCLA, sexual harassment

A group of graduate students started a petition that demands the University of California dismiss a UCLA history professor accused of sexually assaulting two students.

Preston McBride, president of the History Graduate Students Association, said graduate students started the petition after UCLA officials allowed history professor Gabriel Piterberg to return to teach on campus.

Two graduate students in history filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents in June for inadequately responding to claims Piterberg had sexually assaulted them.

UCLA reached an agreement with Piterberg and allowed him to return to teaching if he paid the UC Board of Regents $3,000, among other conditions. Piterberg cannot have romantic relationships with students and is only allowed to meet with students during office hours with his door open. ...

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