Women suing Dartmouth demanding damages sufficient to send every Dartmouth student to University of New Hampshire

“7 Women Accuse Dartmouth Professors of Sexual Abuse in Lawsuit” (nytimes):

Seven women are suing Dartmouth College for sexual assault, harassment and discrimination they say they experienced from three prominent professors who, according to the suit, turned a human behavior research department “into a 21st-century Animal House.”

For over a decade, the professors — Todd Heatherton, William Kelley and Paul Whalen — “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped female students,” according to the court papers, which were filed Thursday in federal court in New Hampshire.

The lawsuit, which seeks $70 million in damages…

There are approximately 4,300 undergraduates at Dartmouth. In-state tuition at University of New Hampshire is $18,500 per year (source). At rack rates, therefore, 4,300 students would pay $79.5 million at UNH. Assuming only a modest amount of financial aid, then, it would cost less to send all 4,300 of these undergrads to UNH than the amount of damages that was inflicted on these seven women.

5 thoughts on “Women suing Dartmouth demanding damages sufficient to send every Dartmouth student to University of New Hampshire

  1. The quantum has nothing to do with any realistic recovery amount and is only to get the media to pay attention. If the facts the women allege are true the College will likely pay them a few mil to disappear because a public trial is not in the interests of the College administrators, who will be paying other people’s money to get rid of the case, e.g. insurance, student tuition payments, endowment funds. The tenured alleged malefactors seem to have been fired, which suggests that there is some merit to what the women are complaining about.

  2. they say they experienced from three prominent professors who, according to the suit, turned a human behavior research department “into a 21st-century Animal House.”

    For over a decade, the professors — Todd Heatherton, William Kelley and Paul Whalen — “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped female students,” according to the court papers

    Another research program down the drain.

    Regarding the details. Does ‘intoxicated’ mean shared drinks/drugs with said females? And have the ‘rapes’ been reported to the police?

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