Prof. Sues Columbia For $20M Over Harassment, Retaliation

By Jacob Fischler (March 23, 2016, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A professor at Columbia University's business school sued the institution for $20 million in New York federal court Tuesday, accusing Columbia of retaliating against her for reporting sexual harassment by a senior colleague, saying the school moved to deny her tenure.

Enrichetta Ravina, an assistant professor of finance at the Columbia Business School, said in an 18-count complaint the university refused to prevent a tenured male professor — who held power over the progress of Ravina's research, and therefore her ability to secure tenure — from making unwanted sexual advances, then "fiercely retaliated against her" by setting unrealistic deadlines that would...

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