Princeton President Asks Board to Fire Tenured Classics Professor, Citing Sexual-Misconduct Investigation

By Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn

Princeton University’s president has recommended that the school’s board of trustees fire a tenured classics professor, concluding he didn’t cooperate fully in a sexual-misconduct investigation, according to a copy of his letter to the board’s chair reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The recommended dismissal is being assailed by the professor’s supporters as a politically motivated cover.