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MSU strips retired professor of emeritus title over sexual misconduct

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 15:50:26-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — James Kielbaso, a former professor at Michigan State University, was stripped of his emeritus title after the university found he had sexually harassed a student.

Kielbaso, a retired professor in the Department of Forestry, was accused of sexual harassment and making inappropriate comments toward one of his students.

"While the revocations may not undo the harm caused by this individual, our actions make clear that even retired individuals can and will be held accountable for violating university policy while at Michigan State University when new evidence is brought forward," MSU spokesperson Dan Olsen said in a statement.

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