HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has begun disciplinary proceedings against a professor accused of misconduct, and a former dean faulted for not taking stronger action after learning of allegations that the professor had sexually abused children.
UConn says it notified music professor Robert Miller and former dean of fine arts David Woods on Thursday that it intends to fire them.
An independent investigation concluded Wednesday that Miller engaged in rampant misconduct and violations of school policy, including inviting students to overnight parties involving alcohol.
The investigation began after allegations that Miller abused children in the 1960s and 1990s became more widely known. It said officials including Woods knew of the misconduct allegations as early as 2003 without taking appropriate action.
Miller has not been charged with a crime.
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