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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two Xavier administrators replaced over discrimination complaint

Following this Sunday article detailing a federal investigation of whether or not Xavier University discriminated against two female students who filed sexual assault claims, the Enquirer announced yesterday that Dean of Students Luther Smith, whose actions were the focus of a federal civil-rights complaint, has been reassigned to special projects in the office of the provost. Smith’s boss, Kathleen Simons, associate provost of Student Life and Leadership, has been placed on leave.

What’s your takeaway from the university replacing Smith and Simons? Was this the appropriate response to the circumstances? If not, what should Xavier do?