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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Famous astronomer resigns over sexual harassment at UC Berkeley:

Famous astronomer resigns over sexual harassment at UC Berkeley:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/science/geoffrey-marcy-to-resign-from-berkeley-astronomy-department.html?_r=0
Evidently Berkeley didn't have a staff relations like LLNL to take care of the accusers.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

He didn't have to resign of course, and in terms of punishment he got a slap on the wrist - don't do it again or else. UC faculty are heavily protected.

Anonymous said...

So where's a nerd supposed to get laid? A ovettly confident ovulating single woman stands nearby and if you are a bum and make a pass she smiles...if you are an accomplished nerd, she sues. ..

Hell with Em. Legalize prostitutes.

Anonymous said...

Bring working girls into the mix and watch the market price for this transaction fall.

Anonymous said...

Its all about the price of the transaction .

Anonymous said...

Staff Relations at LLNL would have had Marcy's back. They would have gone to the victims, feigned sympathy, and collected any and all negative information they could on the victims. They then would have strongly encouraged the witnesses to change or recant their testimony. Oh, and they would have had a big brainstorming session wiith the managers to get their story straight.

One of the best tactics that SR uses on the workers is saying "Manager X is saying these horrible things about you that we can't repeat to you" and "the optics of this makes you look really bad". Psychological torture designed to mess with your brain and wear you down.

Anonymous said...

Aww, the predatory old fart is going to have to find his nookie elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Probably a good thing, not as much fun if your partners don't smile.

Anonymous said...

After complaints this summer by four former students of sexual harassment violations involving "groping students, kissing them and touching or massaging them inside their clothes" from 2001 to 2010, the university’s chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks, and the executive vice chancellor and provost, Claude Steele said,

“We want to state unequivocally that Professor Marcy’s conduct, as determined by the investigation, was contemptible and inexcusable. We also want to express our sympathy to the women who were victimized, and we deeply regret the pain they have suffered.”

For 9 years this guys behavior was tolerated by the University? "Contemptible and inexcusable"? This sounds more like sorry we were exposed rather than sorry the events occurred.

Anonymous said...

Ok Amos. He didn't fondle folks for 9 years. In the 3000 days, he harassed one every 750 days or so, not an event rate that immediately grabs your attention. Pespective folks.

Anonymous said...

"he harassed one every 750 days or so, not an event rate that immediately grabs your attention. Pespective folks."

My reading on the topic indicates that the sexual harassment was probably a lot worse. But its probably hell having hot female grad students, I'm just guessing ?

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