Northwestern University’s Vice President for University Relations, Alan K. Cubbage, has released the following statement:
Peter Ludlow, a Northwestern University professor of philosophy, resigned his position effective Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, and he is no longer employed by the University.
Northwestern University had initiated proceedings to terminate Ludlow’s employment following findings that he had engaged in sexual harassment involving two students. Ludlow’s resignation came in the midst of a hearing before a faculty committee considering the case. Ludlow has not taught any classes at Northwestern since March 2014.
Ludlow’s actions violated University policy and are an affront to the standards and expectations that Northwestern University has for its faculty members. The University regrets the pain that was caused by his actions.
Northwestern treats sexual harassment and other types of sexual misconduct with the utmost seriousness and is firmly committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty and staff. Northwestern is dedicated to fostering a learning, working and living environment where all members of the community can thrive.
UPDATE: The announcement has been posted here.