I received this from a friend & colleague from the University I was at n-2 ago.
On another front, [collaborator of f & c] in Engineering told me that ... his daughter was also* raped by a [arts college] student. When she appeared before an all male panel, the comment was made that her father was a prof. One of the other panel members said that they would make him go away, as well. Likely why they are offering to buy him out.
I am depressed. This is a University that is trying to position itself, sell itself, market itself as being "modern" and addressing the needs of a "diverse" student population.
One of the most salient things I've read about the Oscars is from Viola Davis:
Every rape is a problem. Every male professor who abuses their power is a problem. There may be a problem with the Oscars, but there is certainly a problem with the underlying system. The rape is wrong. The attitude that "we can make this go away" is in the "we" as much as it is in the "make this go away". These issues reflect fundamental problems in our society that have to do with gender and race. The Oscars, the abuse of women in academia, these are symptoms (and symptoms can kill you) of a greater problem. Things are better than they were 30 years ago. But we have a long way to go.
*This is in reference to a case that we knew of that was a football player/frat party rape that was pretty much hushed up by the administration, with the end result of the female student leaving the university.