Another Iowa Professor Commits Suicide

Music professor is second to take his life after being accused of sexual harassment.

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The University of Iowa is grappling with the suicide of another professor facing accusations of sexual harassment, the Daily Iowan reports. In his closed garage, UI music professor Mark Weiger was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday. The death comes one week after a former graduate student filed a lawsuit against Weiger and the university, alleging that he made inappropriate sexual comments toward her, verbally harassed her, and was having a sexual relationship with another student, the Press-Citizen reports. In August, political scientist Arthur Miller shot himself after being charged with four counts of accepting bribes for allegedly trading grades for sexual favors.

Iowa officials are now focused on the campus reaction, providing counseling to students and faculty.