In response to sexual accusations made against University of Rochester professor Dr. Florian Jaeger, University of Rochester student Lindsay Wrobel began fasting. The hunger strike, which began last Thursday, is to protest the university’s brain and cognitive sciences professor’s alleged sexual harassment of female students.
As reported in The Daily Caller, Wrobel stated that she will not eat until Dr. Jaeger is fired from his position. Allegations made stated that he pressured female students to have sex and that he threw wild drug parties and sexted pictures of his own genitals.
Wrobel said, “I fully intend to do this until I’m hospitalized. I think what’s of primary importance is the students on this campus feeling safe. And as of right now, they don’t, and they won’t until Professor Jaeger is removed.”
Three days into her strike, the student is apparently feeling the effects of not eating. “I’ve had nausea, I’ve had headaches, I’ve had muscle aches really bad. Anytime I do anything, like texting, [it] feels like work,” Wrobel said to reporters. “Until Professor Jaeger is removed from the university, there’s going to be no trust among the student body,” she added.
President Joel Seligman announced at a campus meeting on Tuesday that the university would be hiring an independent investigator to review the sexual harassment complaint.
This is not the student’s first attempt at voicing her opposition about the professor. Prior to her hunger strike, she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that Jaeger has a “long pattern of sexually predatory behavior at the University of Rochester.” That complaint was co-filed with seven current and former professors.
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