UCA Closes Sexual Harassment Investigation At OA Office

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The University of Central Arkansas recently finished an administrative investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of interns at The Oxford American offices on campus, according to records released by the university under the Freedom of Information Act.

Between July 19 and Aug. 1, UCA officials interviewed interns, staff and former staff and found: “There were many examples of inappropriate sexual conversation and language, obscene gestures were witnessed and potential sexual harassment situations were documented.”

The workplace at the prestigious literary magazine could be viewed as “hostile,” according to the draft report released Monday.

A final report, with few changes, is expected to be reviewed by President Tom Courtway today [Thursday,] said Graham Gillis, interim title 9 coordinator for UCA, in email.

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