Cambridge harassment row fuels call to reform college system

According to the Guardian, Cambridge academics are calling for the reform of the university’s collegiate system after a don accused of sexually harassing 10 students was readmitted to his college less than two years after being permanently excluded.

Dr Peter Hutchinson was banned from Trinity Hall two years ago following allegations he breached a ban preventing him from teaching undergraduates. This sanction was placed on him following an internal investigation into claims he sexually harassed students in 2014 and 2015.

“Dr Hutchinson will continue to attend certain college events and to exercise his dining rights, but will not attend events primarily aimed at students or alumni except by agreement with the college,” the college said in a statement.

Ellie Pyemont, tweeted that those who had experienced sexual misconduct while at Trinity Hall “have been treated appallingly”.

“I’m sorry that the college ignored red flags & instead appear to have allowed ‘acquittal tea parties’ in their grounds after he was acquitted of sexually assaulting me in 2005.”

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