A former UH scholar stated in a Twitter thread on Thursday she was sexually harassed by Faculty of Know-how professor Houghton Brown in November 2018, leaving her feeling “failed” by the College after its response to the allegations.
Vishakha Mallya, who transferred from UH to UH-Downtown in Fall 2019, stated Brown groped her whereas in his pc info techniques class. Mallya emailed President Renu Khator’s workplace, she stated, however was met with a compliance assertion and was redirected to Equal Alternative Providers.
“UH EOS listened to my accounts and believed me,” Mallya stated within the thread. “I begged them to assist me swap professors because the W drop deadline had handed and I couldn’t drop the category.”
However, Mallya stated, the EOS workplace instructed her no.
“It doesn’t matter what,” her tweet learn, “I needed to end the course with Professor Houghton Brown.”
“I couldn’t do this,” she added. “I couldn’t come again to the category the place a professor and a scholar assaulted and harassed me. I couldn’t come again to the campus that pressured a scholar assaulted by a professor to complete the course.”
The EOS workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Mallya, who now research pc science, “failed out of the semester” and was positioned on educational suspension earlier than transferring to UHD in Fall 2019.
I took Spring 2019 off and transferred to (UHD) for Fall 2019 as a result of I nonetheless couldn’t step on (the UH) campus,” she stated.
She nonetheless needs to return to UH, the place she was involved on campus as a Residence Halls Affiliation consultant and Cougar Village I Corridor Council member in 2016.
However, due to the Faculty of Pure Sciences and Arithmetic’ insurance policies, Mallya can’t be admitted into the pc science program after her suspension.
Brown, in the meantime, continues to show pc info techniques at UH.
Anthony Ambler, the Faculty of Know-how’s dean, instructed The Cougar he’s conscious of the allegations however didn’t remark additional.
— to thedailycougar.com