Who is involved:
David Holtzman: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and recipient of the prestigious NIH grant, Holtzman filed a $1 million lawsuit alleging racial discimination after his teaching and advising responsibilities were cancelled for the semester and he was placed on paid leave following complaints of inappropriate sexual conversation, inappropriate physical misconduct and drug use were reviewed by the College Faculty Council and General Faculty Council over the summer. Holtzman also filed complaints against members of the college administration with the Professional Conduct Review Committee.
Richard Levin: Professor of Biology, Levin agreed to be Holtzman's faculty adviser pending the outcome of internal College processes. Though he is not required to, Levin also attended federal court with Holtzman during the hearing of Holtzman's request for a preliminary injunction.
Kirk Perry: Holtzman's lawyer
Catherine McCormick: Neuroscience Program Director, she met with students who alleged that Holtzman had harassed them or a friend of theirs. McCormick told College President Nancy Dye about the student allegations and also discussed the allegations brought to her attention with other members of the neuroscience faculty, who revealed that they, too, were aware of student concerns.
James Helm: Professor of Classics, Helm served as acting dean from March through June. He continued an investigation of Holtzman turned over to him by Assistant to the President for Equity Concerns Camille Mitchell and became aware of more student allegations.
Clayton Koppes: Dean of the college of Arts and Sciences, Koppes assumed the acting chairship in June. He continued Helm's investigation and later filed Professional Conduct Review Committee charges against Holtzman.
Nancy Dye: College President, Dye placed Holtzman on academic leave at his request, though she initially sought permission from the College Faculty Council and General Faculty Council to suspend him after meeting with both acting deans and members of the Neuroscience Program.
Michael Frantz: College attorney