Columbia acknowledges role in Hadden case, but more action neededNovember 15, 2023
Columbia University taking steps to address sexual abuse scandal
Columbia University has announced measures to address the sexual abuse scandal involving former gynecologist Robert Hadden. The university plans to inform former patients of Hadden’s convictions, set up a $100 million fund for survivors, and conduct an external investigation into its handling of the matter. However, there are still many unanswered questions, and survivors have concerns about the university’s commitment to notifications and the fund’s terms. Additionally, there are broader questions about the university’s responsibility and how powerful institutions should react to similar situations in the future. The university has pledged to be transparent about the investigation’s results and any policy changes that will result from it.