The report found that men in the department operated like a “club,” the Chronicle reported.

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According to this Phila. Inq. article:

Rutgers University is investigating complaints of discrimination from female faculty in its political science department, including allegations of pay inequities and charges that male senior faculty members have held long-standing, decision-making dinners that exclude women.

The women first complained to the university in 2007 and in August took their complaints to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. While the university’s probe continues, the matter involving five women is now in private mediation.

The Rutgers investigation comes after a university-appointed faculty committee found “significant evidence” of “biases that have created a difficult environment for women” in the political science department, the university said in a prepared statement.

Via Kathy Stanchi, who has more analysis at The Faculty Lounge.

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