Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct
Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct
Twenty current and former students claim anthropologist David Yesner sexually harassed them and that the college didn’t take action until years after the complaints started.
Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct
Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct

Twenty current and former students claim anthropologist David Yesner sexually harassed them and that the college didn’t take action until years after the complaints started.

Twenty current and former students claim anthropologist David Yesner sexually harassed them and that the college didn’t take action until years after the complaints started.

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