A US music professor is allowed to resignmain
For the past 17 years, Thomas Hodgman has been professor of music and director of choirs at Adrian College, Michigan, a liberal arts college affiliated to the Methodist Church.
The college has long been aware that, in 2005, the Catholic Diocese of Orange County, California paid $1.6 million to a woman who filed a civil lawsuit claiming that Hodgman sexually assaulted her and gave her an STD in the 1980s.
The victim wrote an open letter to Adrian College in November, demanding his dismissal, over the historic abuse of two teenaged students. Last week, Hodgman resigned ‘for personal reasons’, without comment from the college.
Here are his student ratings.