UW-La Crosse professor placed on leave following allegations of misconduct

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Nearly one week after a student at UW-La Crosse posted about a sexual encounter with an art professor, the university says it has placed the professor on leave.

The student posted the details on Facebook after she says she was frustrated with the university for not taking action. She says she first reported the incident several months ago.

The university confirmed since last week’s post, other students have come forward with similar allegations against the professor.


Chancellor Gow told us “The investigation was re-opened because additional information was brought forward.”

The professor is the Art Department Chair. UW-L says it has appointed an interim department chair.

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